Original taken from ihoraksjuta in Tu-95
The first attempt to create in the USSR an Intercontinental bomber was a deep modernization of the Tu-4. “The plane is 80” (his first flight took place on 1 December 1949) covered a distance of 8,000 km, But soon began the Korean war clearly demonstrated the futility of the development of long-range bombers based on piston engines: jet fighters left her fewer and fewer chances to break through to protected objects. That is why, despite the possibility of achieving a range over 12,000 miles, terminated further work on following the Soviet strategic bomber Tu-85. As a new model of this machine was supposed to create a bomber with a maximum speed of 900-950 km/h, carrying up to 20 tons, a flight range up to 14-15 thousand km and an altitude of 13-14 km.
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