Product Type: Replicas – Historic Models
Tupolev TU-16R Badger: Our Tupolev TU-16R Badger model aircraft is modeled and handcrafted using various high-quality grade materials by our renowned master craftsmen. Our Tupolev TU-16R Badger model aircraft is uniquely designed and manufactured using the latest innovations and techniques applied in the over-all manufacturing and operation process procedures. The model airplane?s parts including the fuselage, wings and glass cockpit are extremely accurate and precise based on the original. This model aircraft will fascinate anyone, aviation enthusiast and model aircraft collectors alike for its remarkable and exceptional quality. This elegant Tupolev TU-16R Badger model aircraft is definitely the perfect gift and collectible you would want to give to your friends and family. Tupolev TU-16R Badger History: The Tupolev TU-16 (NATO codename: Badger) was a twin-engine jet bomber used by the Soviet Union. It has flown for more than 50 years and, as the Xian H-6, remains in service with the Chinese air force. The TU-16 began as a high-altitude, free-fall bomber, in the mid-1950s it was equipped to carry early Soviet cruise missiles. The TU-16 was built in numerous specialized variants for reconnaissance, maritime surveillance, electronic intelligence gathering (ELINT), and electronic warfare (ECM). A total of 1507 aircraft was constructed in three plants in the Soviet Union in 1954-1962. A civilian adaptation, the Tu-104 ‘Camel’, saw passenger service with Aeroflot. Badger E (TU-16R) is the reconnaissance version of the airframe, with ELINT equipment, first of all meant for maritime reconnaissance. It could guide KS missiles. The TU-16 was also exported to Egypt, Indonesia, and Iraq. It continued to be used by the Air Forces and naval aviation of the Soviet Union and subsequently Russia until 1993. Delivery of the TU-16 to China began in 1958, and the Xi’an Aircraft Industrial Corporation (XAC) produces a copy of it under the Chinese designation Xian H-6. 120+ of these aircraft remain in service.
Replicas – Historic Models TU-16R “Badger”
TU-16R Badger Price: $186.94
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