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Tu-142 Bear-F ASW aircraft

Country of Origin: Russia


The Tu-142 Bear-F is the long-range, anti-submarine warfare (ASW) variant of the long-serving Russian Tu-95 Bear bomber aircraft. Reconnaissance and communications relay versions are also in service (see separate database entries). The Bear is a four-engine, turboprop aircraft noted for its very long range.

The aircraft's antecedents extend back to the U.S. B-29 Superfortress of World War II, the Bear having evolved through the Tu-4 Bull. The Bear-F represents a substantial...

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