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# tp094 Tu-91 Naval attack bomber

10.5 inches lenght hand made model of exotic Tupolev`s Tu-91. Naval attack bomber. The operational need for the Tu-91 disappeared after Stalin`s death, when the ship-building programme was cut back and the carriers cancelled. Moreover, there were more pure political troubles. There was a competing Ilyushin`s project, and Ilyushin`s team was considered to be more skilled in this class of aircraft. Another trouble was that Tu-91 was demonstrated to N.S.Khruschew with rocket armament option, despite it was known that Nikita Sergeevich always was skeptical about efficiency of air-surface rockets... (Damn it, what CPSU leader personal scepticism has to do with such a choice? Is he a military expert of any sort?) The Tu-91 had a powerful turboprop in the mid fuselage, behind the cockpit, with split exhausts behind the wing roots, driving a big three-bladed contra-rotating propeller. It had straight wings, but slightly swept tail plane and fin.
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This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 25 August, 2005.