The institution of NATO posed the necessity for the Soviet struggle desktop to create a quick jet bomber in a position to attaining objectives all through Western Europe and combatting the service activity forces with which the USA army might throw its weight all over the world. the fundamental Tu-16 which first flew within the mid-1950s used to be constructed into approximately 50 models followed for numerous roles, together with nuclear-capable bombers, anti-shipping missile strike airplane, torpedo-bombers and minelayers, quite a few reconnaissance and ECM variations, different improvement airplane for trying out new engines, avionics and platforms. The Tu-16 even chanced on civil makes use of as a quick mailplane and a climate research/rainmaking airplane! The Badger, because the bomber used to be recognized to the West, served because the foundation for the Soviet Union's first jet airliner, the Tu-104. The approximately 1,500 Tu-16s inbuilt the Soviet Union have been a huge consider fighting all-out army war of words among the East and the West. because the mid-1950s and until eventually the Eighties the Badger has been a standard photograph at the pages of the Western press, snooping round Western naval teams at times. the sort additionally had its percentage of 'hot' wars, getting its baptism of fireside within the Six-Day warfare of 1967. except 3 factories within the USSR, the Tu-16 was once equipped less than license in China because the H-6 and is still in carrier with the People's Liberation military Air strength. different overseas clients have been Egypt, Indonesia and Iraq. All recognized models are defined and a whole account is given of the Tu-16's operational occupation within the USSR and in another country in the course of the chilly conflict and within the days after that once some of the surviving Badgers have been used as goal drones. The e-book beneficial properties many formerly unpublished images and a close creation list.

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