Tupolev TU-26 'Backfire' -C  1/72  1989 Issue

Tupolev TU-26 'Backfire' -C 1/72 1989 Issue

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Of all the Soviet aircraft emerging in recent years, few have caused more concern to the West then the giant, ling-range, supersonic Tu-26 "Backfire" Approximately 120 Tu-26's are in service, primarily around the Baltic Sea and are employed mainly in anti-ship attack. The "Backfire" is powered by two 45,000 lb. Kuznetov NK-144 after burning turbofans, and can reach speeds up to 1,300 mph at 36,000 ft.