NICO BRAAS COLLECTION
No. 9455. Tupolev Tu-85 Soviet Air Force "Barge"
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Tupolev Tu-85

11/30/2009. Even this ultimate extrapolation of the Boeing B-29 was abandoned despite its excellence, because of the dramatic potential of the gas-turbine powered Tupolev Tu-95. Powered by four 4,300 hp VD-4K 24-cylinder supercharged engines the sole Tu-85 bomber aircraft first flew on January 9, 1951.

Created November 30, 2009