Tupolev Tu-82

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Tupolev Tu-82
Role Light bomber
National origin Soviet Union
Manufacturer Tupolev
First flight 1949
Developed from Tupolev Tu-14

The Tupolev Tu-82 was a 1940s Soviet experimental swept-wing bomber. It was the first Soviet jet bomber with swept wings.[1]

Design and development[edit]

Similar to the earlier Tupolev Tu-14 the Tu-82 was designed to investigate the use of swept wings. Powered by two Klimov VK-1 engines the Tu-82 first flew in February 1949.[1] It achieved a top speed of 934 km/h and a ceiling of 14,000 m.[1] Tupolev planned a larger combat version as the Tu-86 but it was not built.[1]

Specifications (Tu-82)[edit]

Data from [2]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 3
  • Length: 17.57 m (57 ft 8 in)
  • Wingspan: 17.81 m (58 ft 5 in)
  • Wing area: 45 m2 (484 ft2)
  • Empty weight: 9,526 kg (21,000 lb)
  • Gross weight: 18,340 kg (40,430 lb)
  • Powerplant: 2 × Klimov VK-1, 2,044 kW (2,740 hp) each

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 934 km/h (579 mph)
  • Range: 2,395 km (1,493 miles)
  • Service ceiling: 11,400 m (37,392 ft)

See also[edit]

Related development

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Nemecek 1986, pp. pp.174, 175,
  2. ^ Nemecek 1986, pp. 420–421

Bibliography[edit]

  • Nemecek, Vaclav (1986). The History of Soviet Aircraft from 1918. London: Willow Books. ISBN 0-00-218033-2.