Aviation Photo #2293018 Tupolev Tu-95MS - Russia - Air Force

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I bet the groundcrew member felt the massive power of the Bear's huge counter-rotating propellers even more
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    Andreas Zeitler - Flying-Wings
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    Tupolev Tu-95MS
    Tupolev Tu-95/142
    Tupolev Tu-95/142
    Tupolev
    35199
    RF-94128
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    August 2012
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Anonymous
3 years ago
Interesting photo Andreas - but how close was the guy to that propeller? The camera angle makes it look dangerously close...

Capt. Dan
Northwest Airlines (Retired)
Anonymous
3 years ago
What a large diameter propellers!!, look at its countermeasure sensor (jammer) under its nose. (Babak T)
Anonymous
3 years ago
What a beast!
Anonymous
3 years ago
Wonderful picture of this beast!
Anonymous
3 years ago
Define massive
Anonymous
3 years ago
That's a face only a mother could love and even then... WOW, that is a big set of props. Not sure I'd be standing so close though and this picture gets you close enough to FEEL the power.
Anonymous
3 years ago
Big Bubba! What a sound it makes
Anonymous
3 years ago
Cool! Considering the man is closer to the camera, and the prop still looks gigantic, means its even BIGGER than it looks!
Anonymous
3 years ago
Amazing shot!!

Just a little detail I noticed. The props are actually contra-rotating. Counter rotating propellers (as mentioned in the description)are found on multi-engine aircraft in which the two engines rotate opposite directions of each other. So technically you are correct because it is a multi-engine airplane but I assume for the purpose of this photo contra-rotating is more appropriate. This is when there are 2 propellers on the same drive shaft that rotate about the same axis but in opposite directions.

Again what a great picture of an amazing plane.

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