- Paperback: 50 pages
- Publisher: Squadron/Signal Publications; 1st edition (November 1, 1990)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0897472527
- ISBN-13: 978-0897472524
- Package Dimensions: 10.8 x 8 x 0.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4.2 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,461,956 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Tu-16 Badger in Action - Aircraft No. 108 1st Edition
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This plane was designed as a strategic bomber - to carry nuclear bombs. It is smaller than the B-52, could carry up to 10 tons of bombs (the B-52 could carry 35 tons). The Badger was retired in 1993 after approximately 1,500 were made. Some versions still are in operation in China.
So, what's not to like? Photos are grainy - this is because the book was published in 1992, before the West got access to color photos - the ones in this book are mostly taken by Western planes that intercepted the Tu-16 Badger, taking pictures from the cockpit during the interception.
Yefim Gordon has published a book on the Tu-16, it's expensive, but has more details, better photographs. This is a nice book to have in your collection, but not a must have. I bought it used, so I'm not disappointed.