Aircraft Photo of 01 red | Tupolev Tu-4 | Russia - Air Force | #53720
Registration / Serial:01 red
Aircraft Original Type:Tupolev Tu-4
Aircraft Generic Type:Tupolev Tu-4
Aircraft Version:Tupolev Tu-4
C/n (msn):2805103
Operator / Titles:Russia - Air Force
City / Airport:Monino (closed)Map
Airport Codes:None
Collection:Central Museum of the Air Force
Photo Date:31 August 2013
Photo by:Alastair T. Gardiner
Photo ID: 53720
Photo Comment

Toward the end of WWII, the Soviet Union saw the need for, but lacked completely, a strategic bombing capability similar to that of the USAAF. On four occasions during 1944, B-29s made emergency landings in Soviet territory after bombing Japan. Three repairable B-29s were flown to Moscow and delivered to the Tupolev OKB enabling reverse-engineered copies to be produced in less than two years. This example is on display at the Central Museum of the Air Forces at Monino.

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