ALAN SWEETMAN COLLECTION
No. 3981. Tupolev Tu-4 (4114 c/n 2806501) "Bull" Chinese Air Force
Photographed at Datanshang Aviation Musuem, Beijing, China, by Alan Sweetman

Tupolev Tu-4

03/05/2005. Remarks by Alan Sweetman: "Between 100 and 200 Soviet Tu-4s transferred to China by Russia in late 1950s/early 1960s after the Tu-16 came into service in large numbers. I believe there are at least two examples still surviving in the People's Republic of China - now both grounded. But at least one was flying in an AWACs role until early 1990s apparently." (Sorry, no larger images available.)

















Created March 5, 2005