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Offline tc2324

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Tupolev Tu-90
« on: July 27, 2011, 03:07:26 pm »
In the late 1940s the Soviet Union was strongly committed to matching the United States in strategic bombing capability. The Soviets' only long-range bomber at the time was Tupolev's Tu-4 'Bull', a reverse-engineered version of the American B-29 Superfortress. The development of the extremely powerful Mikulin AM-3 turbojet led to the possibility of a large, jet-powered bomber.
The Tupolev design bureau began work on the Tu-90 ("Aircraft P") prototypes in 1949. To save time and resources the new turbo jets, wing and tail designs were mated to the already existing Tu-4 fuselage. The Tu-90 prototype first flew on 2 April 1950, however, it soon became apparent that the cockpit layout and bomb bay would need to be redesigned to take into account the visibility at great speeds and larger weapons now coming into service.

By 1954, the now re-designated Tu-16, started to reach front line units in the Soviet Air force.







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Re: Tupolev Tu-90
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2011, 03:20:04 pm »
Oh I like that.....some great surgery n no doubt loadsa PSR.....great result..... :thumbsup:
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Re: Tupolev Tu-90
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2011, 04:27:52 pm »
that is realy cool :thumbsup:
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Re: Tupolev Tu-90
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2011, 04:40:39 pm »
I am really really liking this, I would like one of these for my cartel airforce. :thumbsup: What scale is it please??
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Re: Tupolev Tu-90
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2011, 05:00:46 pm »
Fantastic! I'm sure it was a lot of work, but the concept is so simple that it's a wonder we haven't seen one before. Great work!  :wub: :thumbsup: :cheers:
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Re: Tupolev Tu-90
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2011, 05:34:19 pm »
Wow! This looks so very believable!  :bow:
This could easily pass for an actual early Soviet jet bomber design.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Tupolev Tu-90
« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2011, 05:46:20 pm »
Fantastic! I'm sure it was a lot of work, but the concept is so simple that it's a wonder we haven't seen one before. Great work!  :wub: :thumbsup: :cheers:

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Re: Tupolev Tu-90
« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2011, 07:31:14 pm »
Brilliant! Simply Brilliant  :wub:
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Re: Tupolev Tu-90
« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2011, 02:26:17 am »
That really does look the part  :thumbsup:
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Re: Tupolev Tu-90
« Reply #9 on: July 28, 2011, 02:42:24 am »
great idea, great work  :thumbsup:
like it  :wub:

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Re: Tupolev Tu-90
« Reply #10 on: July 28, 2011, 04:44:32 am »
Cheers guys.  :thumbsup:

Chris, it`s 1/72 scale.

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Re: Tupolev Tu-90
« Reply #11 on: July 28, 2011, 06:50:07 am »
This really looks like a believable Soviet design. I'm surprised they didn't try something like this. I was planning on doing something similar with a 1/144 B-29 and a set of 1/200 B-52 wings.

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Re: Tupolev Tu-90
« Reply #12 on: July 28, 2011, 07:16:03 am »
Brilliant!!!
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Re: Tupolev Tu-90
« Reply #13 on: July 28, 2011, 07:24:55 am »
that is realy cool :thumbsup:

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Re: Tupolev Tu-90
« Reply #14 on: July 28, 2011, 09:15:42 am »
Very pretty. Very believable.  :thumbsup:

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