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Russia’s Bear: The old-fashioned plane still thriving

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The Tupolev Tu-95 first thundered over Soviet parades in the mid-1950s. Why does this giant, propeller-driven bomber still make headlines nearly 60 years later? Stephen Dowling investigates. (www.bbc.com) Mais...

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WtfWtf
WtfWtf 2
Russia does have some amazing looking women though.
wopri
Wolfgang Prigge 1
Propeller-driven engines? Come on BBC, you can do better!
jkudlick
Jeremy Kudlick 2
They're striving to match the Daily Mail in journalistic excellence. ;)
yr2012
matt jensen 1
Yep - we see them monthly on our way to Vlad
wopri
Wolfgang Prigge 0
Matt, I doubt the propellers drive the engines, I'm pretty sure it's the engines that drive the propellers.
yr2012
matt jensen 1
Wolfgaang - I was commenting on how we view them, not about the props/engines. We fly Electra's.
wopri
Wolfgang Prigge 1
I was commenting on the reporting by the BBC. If they can make mistakes like that, in my view their credibility suffers.
yr2012
matt jensen 1
they didn't write it
CaptainFreedom
CaptainFreedom 1
Maybe they think that the propellers work like wind turbines. The wind blows. The propeller turns. The turbine spins. Power is generated.....lol :)
yr2012
matt jensen 1
Russia will still operate them until 2040 - bout the same longevity of the 52's
lancaster12344
Casey Samnek 1
Tu-95's are still in the news?

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