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Tupolev Tu-82

Tupolev Tu-82

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.

Design and development

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. It achieved a top speed of 934 km/h and a ceiling of 14,000 m. Tupolev planned a larger combat version as the Tu-86 but it was not built.

Specifications (Tu-82)

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General characteristics

Crew: 3
Length: 17.57 m (57 ft 8 in)
Wingspan: 17.81 m (58 ft 5 in)
Wing area: 45 m (484 ft)
Empty weight: 9526 kg (21,000 lb)
Gross weight: 18,340 kg (40,430 lb)
Powerplant: 2 x Klimov VK-1, 2044 kW (2740 hp) each


Maximum speed: 934 km/h (579 mph)
Range: 2395 km (1493 miles)
Service ceiling: 11400 m (37,392 ft)

Related development

Tupolev Tu-14


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

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