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Tupolev 'Bear'
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Rick
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 25, 2007 12:39 pm    Post subject: Tupolev 'Bear' Reply with quote

Interesting that these are being dusted off and put back in the air..

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/spl/hi/picture_gallery/07/in_pictures_russia0s_resurgent_bombers/html/1.stm

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Old-Nail



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 25, 2007 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Old Boris showing us that he's still a force to be feared methinks.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 25, 2007 1:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The thing that I personally admire is the engineering in russían aircraft. Do you guys realise how difficult it is to design a contra-rotating propellor mechanism that is reliable? Being a russian design, I'll bet my last bottle of vodka its a simple solution. Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 25, 2007 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Embracing capitalism will probably make them more dangerous than they've ever been. Think of the wealth they are raking in from gas and oil.

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