Tupolew / Tupolev Tu-16

Strategic Bomber

Tupolew / Tupolev Tupolev Tu-16 © Chris Lofting
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The Tupolev Tu-16 is a twin-engined strategic bomber developed by the Soviet Design Bureau OKB Tupolev.
The maximum bomb load of the Tu-16 is 9.000 kg / 19.482 lbs.
Propulsion2 Turbojet Engines
Engine ModelMikulin AM-3M-500
Engine Power (each)93,1 kN20930 lbf
Speed1050 km/h567 kts
  652 mph
Service Ceiling15.000 m49.212 ft
Range4.800 km2.592 NM
2.983 mi.
Empty Weight36.600 kg80.689 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight79.000 kg174.165 lbs
Wing Span33,00 m108 ft 3 in
Wing Area164,7 m1773 ft
Length34,80 m114 ft 2 in
Height10,36 m33 ft 12 in
First Flight27.04.1952 (Tu-88)
Production Statusout of production
Total Production1509
NATO CodeBadger
Data for (Version)Tupolev / Tupolew Tu-16
VariantsXian H-6