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Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)




Tu-16 BADGER (TUPOLEV)


Specifications
Design Bureau OKB-156 Tupolev
Manufacturer Plant Nr.22 Kazan
Plant Nr. 1 Kuinyshevs
Plant Nr. 64 Voronezh
Power Plant 2 AM-3A Turbojet engines
2 PD-3M Turbojet engines
2 PD-3M-500 Turbojet engines
Thrust 8,750 kg each
9,500 kg each
9,500 kg each
Length 34.8
Height 10.36
Wingspan 33m
Wing surface 164.65 sqm
Speed
  • TU-16 - 900-950km/h (cruise) / 1050km/h (maximum)
  • TU-16K - 750-850km/h
  • Ceiling 12,800m
    Weight (empty) 37,200kg
    Fuel weight 36,000kg
    Maximum take-off weight 79,000kg
    Normal load 3,000kg
    Maximum load 9,000kg
    Operational Range 5,800km (with a load of 3.000kg)
    4,850km (with 2 missiles underneath the wings)
    Range 7,200 km


    Aircraft Model Operational Wt.
    Empty (lbs)
    Fuel
    Capacity
    (gal)
    Unrefueled
    Combat
    Radius
    Payload (lb) Altitude Over
    Target (ft)
    Speed Cruise/
    Combat (kn)
    Remarks
    Badger A 83,500 11,200 1,450 10-30,000 40,400 445/500 bomber
    Badger B 90,300 9,300 1,000 12,000 15,000 445/480 Kennel ASM
    Badger C 86,600 10,300 1,350 9,100 39,400 445/480 Kipper ASM
    Badger D 88,840 11,370 n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. ELINT Recce
    Badger E 85,000 11,570 n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. Photo Recce
    Badger F 87,000 11,570 n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. Photo/ELINT
    Badger G 86,000 9,460 1,100 17,620 38,100 445/495 ASM
    Badger H 83,500 11,200 n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. ECM/Chaff
    Badger J 83,500 11,200 n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. ECM/Jammer
    Badger K 83,500 11,200 n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. ELINT



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