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Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)


Molot M-4 / Mya-4/ 3M
Myasishchev 'Bison'

Specifications
Soviet Designation M-4/2M 3M/M-6 3MS/M-6 3MD/M-6
US-Designation Bison A Bison B Bison B Bison C
Remarks Basic Aircraft Slightly lager and improved Slightly changed nose and tail radome
Design Bureau Myasishchev
Manufacturer Plant Nr. 23 Moscow
Development Began 3/24/1951
First Flight 1/20/1953 3/27/1956
Series production 1954-1963
Date Deployed 1956 1958
Crew 8 men 7 men
Power Plant Four AM-3, or
Four RD-3M-500, or
Four RD-3M-500A
Four VD-7 Four RD-3M-500A Four VD-7B
Thrust 8,750kg
9,500kg
10,500kg each
11,000kg each 10,500kg each 9,500 kg each
Length 47.67m 51.7m
Height 11.5m
Wingspan 50.53m 53.14m
Wing surface 326.35sqm 351.7sqm
Speed Cruise [km/h] 800 800 800 800
Speed Maximum [km/h] 930 940 925 925
Ceiling 12,500m
Altitude Over Target (m) 12800 12725 12725
Weight (empty) [kg] 79700 74430
Operational Wt. Empty (kg) 69500 71800 71800
Fuel Capacity (gal) 29,50034,000 34,000
Fuel Weight
Maximum Takeoff Gross Weight [kg] 165900 181800 181800
Normal load 5,000kg 5,000kg 5,000kg 5,000kg
Maximum load 18,000kg 24,000kg
Operational Range 8,100km 11,850km 9,440km 10,950km
Operational Range with refuelling 8,100km 15,400km 12,400km 13,600km
Unrefueled Combat Radius (kmi) 4500 5000 5000
Maximum Range
Armament: 18.000kg of free falling bombs Free falling bombs with a caliber of up to 9.000kg when carrying a load of 24.000kg, two nuclear bombs with ha weight of 2.000kg or one 4.000kg bomb
M-4 ( series )Tu-953MTu-95M3MS3MDB-52A
Year of issue1953195419561956195719601954
engine's typeAM-3ATV-12 (NK-12)Vd-7NK-12MRD-3M-500AVD-7BJ-57P-3
Thrust (power), kgf (hp)4 x 87004 x (12000)4 x 110004 x 150004 x 95004 x 95008 x 4400
Aircraft length, m47,66546.1751.746.1751.751.849.1
Wing span, m50,52650.0453.1450.0453.1453.1456.39
Empty weight, kg79,70077,48074 43079,60075 74076 80079 380
Take-off weight, kg184,000172,000202,000182,000192 000192 000158,700
Maximum bomb load, kg 18 000 12,000 24,000 12,000 24,000 24,000 17 800
Maximum speed, km / h 930 920 940 910 925 925 980
at altitude, m 7500 7000 8500 7000 8500 8500 11 000
Flight range with a
load of 5000 kg of bombs, km:
without refueling 8100 13,460 12,000 14 960 9400 10 950 ..
with refueling 15,40012 400 13 600 9600
with
11.3 tons of
bombs

 
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