Tupolev Tu-95

ICAO aircraft code TU95
Manufacturer Tupolev
Country Russia
New price USD 26.28 million

The Tupolev Tu-95 (Russian: Туполев Ту-95; NATO reporting name: “Bear”) is a large, four-engine turboprop-powered strategic bomber and missile platform.


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Tupolev Tu-95 specifications


ICAO aircraft code
1956 - 1993
New purchase price
USD 26.28 million

Aircraft performance

4x 4 × Kuznetsov NK-12MV turboprops
15,000 HP
Max Cruise Speed:
440 Kts
815 Km/h
Travel range:
8,100 Nm
15,001 Kilometers
Fuel Economy:
0.66 Nm / gallon
0.323 Km / liter
Service Ceiling:
45,000 feet
Rate of Climb:
2000 feet / minute
10.16meter / second

Weight & dimensions

Max Take Off Weight:
188,000 Kg
414,465 lbs
Max Payload:
5,000 Kg
11,023 lbs
Fuel Tank Capacity:
29,100 gallon
110,155 liter

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About the Tupolev Tu-95

The Tupolev Tu-95 (Russian: Туполев Ту-95; NATO reporting name: “Bear“) is a large, four-engine turboprop-powered strategic bomber and missile platform. First flown in 1952, the Tu-95 entered service with the Long-Range Aviation of the Soviet Air Forces in 1956 and is expected to serve the Russian Aerospace Forces until at least 2040.
A development of the bomber for maritime patrol is designated Tu-142, while a passenger airliner derivative was called Tu-114.

The aircraft has four Kuznetsov NK-12 engines with contra-rotating propellers. It is the only propeller-powered strategic bomber still in operational use today. The Tu-95 is one of the loudest military aircraft, particularly because the tips of the propeller blades move faster than the speed of sound. Its distinctive swept-back wings are set at an angle of 35°. The Tu-95 is unique as a propeller-driven aircraft with swept wings that has been built in large numbers.

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