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Tu-16 Badger intermediate-range bomber

Country of Origin: Russia


This was the most widely flown bomber in Russian service, employed in the bombing and missile-launch roles as well as several support roles including electronic countermeasures (ECM) platform and tanker. Originally designed for free-fall bomb delivery, it was adapted for use as an air-to-surface missile carrier. It is no longer in Russian service. A version of this aircraft, the H-6, remains in Chinese service (see separate record).

The Badger had a mid-mounted wing with anhedral...

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