Andrei E. Durnovtsev (А. Е. Дурновцев) (January 14, 1923 - October 24, 1976) was a major of the Soviet Air Force. He dropped the Tsar Bomba on October 30, 1961. He flew a specially modified Tu-95V which utilized special white paint to reflect the enormous amount of heat radiation given off by the Tsar Bomba's fusion reaction.
- http://www.freewebs.com/atomicforum/tsar2.html Atomic Forum
- http://nuclearweaponarchive.org/Russia/TsarBomba.html Nuclear Weapons Archive
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