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TU-85

The TU-85 was an intercontinental strategic bomber prototype. Two machines were built. First flight - 9 January 1951. In the course of tests intercontinental flight range was achieved with bomb payload of five tones. The aircraft was not transferred to serial production because of switch of strategic aviation to turbojet and turbo-prop engines.




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