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Tupolev TB-6 Aircraft Information

Tupolev TB-6


Tupolev TB-6

Role: Bomber
National origin: Soviet Union
Manufacturer: Tupolev
Number built: None

Tupolev TB-6 (internal designation ANT-26; Russian: Туполев ТБ-6/АНТ-26) was a proposal for a 1930s heavy bomber that did not advance beyond blueprints. Inspired by the success of ANT-20/PS-124, Tupolev in 1929 began work on an even larger aircraft powered by 12 engines and with a takeoff weight of 70 tons (155,000 lb). A 1/20 scale two-seat glider was built and test-flown to evaluate the aerodynamic soundness of the design and work was started on the first prototype. By mid-1930s, the trend in military aviation shifted towards smaller and faster aircraft and TB-6 was canceled. ANT-28 was a proposed cargo version.

Specifications (TB-6)

Data from Shavrov 1985

General characteristics

Length: 39 m (127 ft 11 in)
Wingspan: 95 m (311 ft 8 in)
Height: ()
Wing area: 800 m (8611.1 ft)
Empty weight: 50,000 kg (110,231 lb)
Loaded weight: 70,000 kg (154,324 lb)
Powerplant: 12x Mikulin AM-34FRN V12 engines, 671 kW (900 hp) each


Maximum speed: 300 km/h (162 kn, 186 mph) (estimated)
Wing loading: 88 kg/m (18 lb/ft)
Power/mass: 115 W/kg (0.07 hp/lb)

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