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Tu-95 Bear Strategic Intercontinental Bomber

Role

Strategic bomber, missile carrier, airborne surveillance

Crew

6-7

Country

Russia

Maiden Flight

1954

Introduced

1956

Number Built

500-plus

Wing Span

50m

Wingspan

50m

Length

49.1m

Height

13.4m

Fuselage Diameter

2.9m

Empty Weight

94,400kg

Fuel Weight

84,000kg

Maximum Take-Off Weight

188,000kg

Loaded Weight

171,000kg

Type

4 x Kuznetsov NK-12MP turboprop

Rating

11,033kW each

Maximum Speed at 25,000ft

920km per hour

Cruise Speed

710km per hour

Service Ceiling

12,000m

Unrefuelled Combat Radius

6,400km

Range

15,000km

Rate of Climb

10m per second

Missiles

6 x Kh-55 nuclear ALCM, 14 x Kh-SD anti-ship missiles or eight conventionally armed Kh-101 ALCM

Gun

1 x twin-barrelled GSh-23L cannon

Manufacturer

Tupolev Joint Stock Company aviation plant

Operators

Soviet Air Forces, Soviet Navy, Russian Air Force and Indian Air Force

Engine

Samara Kuznetsov

Antennas

Radiotechniczny System Bliskiej Nawigacji (RSBN)

Sea Eagle ASM

MBDA
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