Aviation Photo #1038802: Tupolev Tu-95MS - Russia - Air Force


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    Russia - Air Force
    Tupolev Tu-95MS
    Tupolev Tu-95/142
    Tupolev Tu-95/142
    Tupolev
    42105
    31 red
    Monino
    Russia
    July 2005
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#1038802
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May 01, 2006
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18mm is not enough to get this beast in full frame
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1280px
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851px

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Comments (29)

Anonymous
10 years ago
Llllllllllloooooooooooooooooooooollllllllllllll
nice plane
Anonymous
10 years ago
Nothing beats Russian hardware!
Anonymous
10 years ago
HAHA, what a ridicolus plane
Anonymous
10 years ago
That's an odd looking bird.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Lol can it even fly ? :p
Anonymous
10 years ago
Looks like a plastic toy! Very nice though
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wow those russians and there ugly planes. even tupoluves are ugly
Anonymous
10 years ago
Hughes-esque
hope it doesnt take out some beverly hills houses!
Anonymous
10 years ago
I'm always impressed by the speed of this propeller-driven bird. A very intriguing airplane with those huge counter-rotating props.
Anonymous
10 years ago
The rarity of the shot makes it excellent. How many Tu95's do you see floating around now? How many huge turboprop aircraft - military or civil, do you get to wander around? Does it not make you want to get up close and personal with a set of spanners and screwdrivers?
Anonymous
10 years ago
What a gangly and strange looking airplane! Still, it somehow manages to look sleek and powerful--an ugly duckling in the process of metamorphosing into a glorious swan might give a similar impression.
Anonymous
10 years ago
If you could get a 4x4 aircraft, this would be it!!! Check out the size of undercarriage compared to the rest of the plane! Great photo.
Anonymous
10 years ago
One of the strangest-looking planes I've ever seen in airliners!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Tupolev´s great piece. Those contraprops rule! T.B.
Anonymous
10 years ago
A solid and vibrant pic ,gives a feeling of size and dynamic strength
Anonymous
10 years ago
This is heavy long-range soviet bomber with characteristics same to early B-52. One of the most high-speed turboprops ever built!
Anonymous
10 years ago
It's a weird machine! Does it still fly? I didn't understand this kind of engine, as well... Why does it have two propellers in each engine?
Anonymous
10 years ago
The grand dame of soviet era intercontinental bombers. supposedly the guys flying in fighters next to them could feel the tremendous vibration of the contrarotating turboprops.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Ah the good old Bear...why pay for a vibra-bed, when you could join the Red Air Force and get a vibra plane for free?!
Anonymous
10 years ago
I think the Tu-95 is like the logical continuation of WWII heavy bombers. If I'm not wrong, the design is, in some way, based in the B-29, although stretched and adapted to Soviet technology in the 50s. Hence why this bird looks so superlative.
Anonymous
9 years ago
It's looks so dangerous
Anonymous
9 years ago
Awesome plane - a classic! Very crisp picture too!
Anonymous
8 years ago
... wooow...
this plane looks slightly like a flamingo, very high on his landgear but incredibly elegant in flight. I've heard that it is the faster plane ever made with propeller...
Anonymous
7 years ago
Crisp and clear shot! These intercontinental nuclear bombers are flying down our coastline almost weekly now, escorted by MIG-29s and SU-27s. -Norway
Anonymous
7 years ago
I think I'm gonna move to Norway. I would like to see bears flying over weekly, and hear them!!!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Nice photo of the big bad bear
Anonymous
6 years ago
The aircraft with the most controversies when it flies. great! 5/5
Anonymous
3 years ago
View, light, I like this ... and the plane :)
Anonymous
3 years ago
I remember being down at Rockaway (Breezy Point) in Oct 1960 when I heard the most god-awful noise! Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev was coming in a TU-114 (the civil variant of the 95) to address the UN. The engines were screaming. I thought it was the most beautiful plane I had ever seen until I watched (and heard!) the Concorde take off from JFK