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Posts Tagged ‘Tu-16’

Tupolev Tu-16R side view

Tupolev Tu-16R

Tupolev Tu-16R “4393″ reconnaissance aircraft. 90th Independent Long-Range Reconnaissance Squadron, Cairo-West, Egypt, 1969-71

Tupolev Tu-16R side view

Tupolev Tu-16R

Tupolev Tu-16R “4380″ reconnaissance aircraft with underwing SRS-3 ELINT pods and SRS-1 ventral blister. 90th Independent Long-Range Reconnaissance Squadron, Cairo-West, Egypt, 1969-71

Tupolev Tu-16R artwork

Tupolev Tu-16R

In a display of first-rate airmanship on both sides, a quasi-Egyptian Tupolev Tu-16R recce aircraft flown by a Soviet crew and flying at ultra-low level over the Med is intercepted by an RAF English Electric Lightning F.3 off the coast of Cyprus in 1970. The Lightning has taken up a position under the Tu-16’s wing

Tupolev Tu-16RM-2 side view

Tupolev Tu-16RM-2

Tupolev Tu-16RM-2 “4376″ reconnaissance aircraft with SRS-1 and SRS-4 ventral blisters. 90th Independent Long-Range Reconnaissance Squadron, Cairo-West, Egypt, 1969-71