Prototype flown under OKB designation Tu-88 27 April 1952 was overweight; Andrei Tupolev
delayed production until second prototype flew in 1953 with uprated AM-3A turbojets and 5,500kg
weight reduction; maximum speed increased to 992km/h at cost of maximum
IAS of only 700km/h at low altitude instead of originally required M0.9; deliveries began
1954; nine Tu-16 took part in May Day 1954 flypast over Moscow, 54 in Aviation Day flypast 1955;
approximately 2,000 produced in many versions; manufacture ended late 1950s.
| ENGINE||2 x AM-3M, 93.1kN|
| Take-off weight||72000-79000 kg||158734 - 174166 lb|
| Empty weight||37200 kg||82012 lb|
| Wingspan||32.9 m||108 ft 11 in|
| Length||34.8 m||114 ft 2 in|
| Height||10.9 m||36 ft 9 in|
| Wing area||164.7 m2||1772.81 sq ft|
| Max. speed||1050 km/h||652 mph|
| Cruise speed||850 km/h||528 mph|
| Ceiling||13000 m||42650 ft|
| Range||5800 km||3604 miles|
| Range w/max.fuel||7200 km||4474 miles|
| ARMAMENT||7 x 23mm cannons, 3000-9000kg of weapons|
|A three-view drawing (1000 x 620)|
|Dembel, randuua=yahoo.com, 14.02.2012|
Period of the aircrafts production in the USSR - 1954 -1963.
Was made 1509 aircrafts.
|Oz Ranu, oz.ranu=gmail.com, 19.07.2008|
In the mid's 1960, this aircraft preparing to shank Nedherland
carriers Karell Dorman In Trikora Operation at west papua.
This aircraft was armed with KS 1 surface misil. We have 12 KS
1 and carrying with 6 TU 16. Now 2 aircraft been monumen. One
at Museum Dirgantara Mandala at Yogyakarta Indonesia,the other one at Iswahyudi AFB Magetan East Java Indonesia.Come see their all. If you need more info, please contact my e-mail
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