Tu-95 (Tu-95A/MA), A.N.Tupolev 'Bear'
Tu-95 is in many respects an unlikely aircraft. It is an heavy bomber with a slender fuselage, swept wings, and four extremily powerful turboprop engines driving contrarotating propellers -- more than enough for the West not to take it serious at first. But more than 30 years after its first appearance, it was still in production as a marimitime patrol aircraft and cruise missile carrier.
|Redesigned January 25, 1999
by Sergey Andreev;Alexandre Savine
and N. Kuzmenko