Aviation Photo #2645712 Tupolev Tu-142MR - Russia - Navy

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Tu-142MR "Orel" (Eagle) a communications variant Tu-142. Bear-J was tasked with long-range communications duties with Soviet ballistic missile submarines, a role similar to that of the Boeing E-6 Mercury. The Tu-142MR have a long trailing wire radio aerial to relay messages to submerged Soviet submarines in times of nuclear war. This was amongst the many distinctive features of the Tu-142MR that allows it to communicate with satellites, airborne and ground-based command posts, and submarines.
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    Tupolev Tu-142MR
    Tupolev Tu-95/142
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    Tupolev
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    RF-34073
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    May 2015
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