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Tu-142  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1970
Total Production: 32
Also Known As: Bear-F, Tu-142LL, Tu-142M Bear-F, Tu-142MK, Tu-142MR Bear-J and Tu-142MZ
Origin: Russia
Corporations: PSC Tupolev
Parent System: Tu-95
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): April 1956
Maiden Flight: 12 November 1952
Total Production: ?
Family Members: Tu-95MS
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Description: The Tupolev Tu-95 is a turboprop-powered strategic bomber, dubbed Bear by NATO, developed by the Soviet Union to hit targets deep inside the United States soil. The T-95 design derived from the T-4 bull bomber. Powered by four NK-12M turboprop engines rated at approximately 12,000-shp to 15,000-shp each aircraft had longer range and slightly lower cruise speed than turbojet powered bombers of the early 1950s. The engines drive eight-blade counter rotating propellers which are more efficient than traditional propellers and features a swept wing. Overall, Tu-95 strategic bomber equipped with nuclear weapons can cruise at speeds over Mach 0.82 on the later models such as the Tu-95MS. It first flew on November 12, 1952. The Soviet Union Air Force deployed the Tu-95M high altitude bomber equipped with free fall nuclear weapons in April 1956.

The Tu-142, Bear-F NATO codename, is an anti-submarine warfare (ASW) and maritime patrol aircraft derived from the Tu-95M strategic bomber. The aircraft has an stretched fuselage and is equipped with a ventral search radar, sonobuoys, torpedoes, mines and depth charges. The Soviet Union introduced the Tu-142 aircraft in 1970. The Tu-142M introduced some airframe modifications and a Magnetic Anomaly Detector (MAD). The Tu-142MR Bear-J was intended to serve as a communications relay between the Soviet Navy and its nuclear-powered submarines sailing across the world. The Tu-142LL is another modification intended to serve as an engine test bed platform. India was the only export customer taking delivery of eight Tu-142M maritime patrol aircraft in 1988. India plans to replace its existing Tu-142Ms by the P-8I aircraft by 2015. As of 2010, Russia has not released plans for a Tu-142 and Il-38 replacement yet.

Tu-142 Specifications

Number of Engines: 4
Propeller Blades: 8
Area
Wing Area: 311 square meter (3,349 square foot)
Dimensions
Height: 12.1 meter (39.8 foot)
Length: 50 meter (162 foot)
Wingspan: 50 meter (164 foot)
Performance
Max Range: 12,800 kilometer (6,911 nautical mile)
Power
Max Power at TakeOff: 60,000 shp (44,760 kW)
Speed
Cruise Speed: 711 kph (442 mph)
Top Speed at High Altitude: 925 kph (500 KTAS)
Weight
Fuel Load: 87,000 kilogram (191,799 pound)
Max Takeoff Weight: 185,000 kilogram (407,848 pound)
Payload: 11,340 kilogram (25,000 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Tu-142 News

There are 5 news between
1 Mar 2010 and 25 Mar 2017
Saturday, March 25, 2017Indian Navy to Retire Tu-142M Maritime Aircraft
Wednesday, March 8, 2017Indian Navy to Retire its Three Tu-142M Maritime Reconnaissance Aircraft
Friday, June 24, 2016Russian Navy to Integrate Zagon-2 Bomb onto Mi-14 ASW Helicopter
Monday, December 5, 2011Beriev Completed Major Overhaul of Indian Navy Tu-142ME Anti-Submarine Warfare Aircraft
Monday, March 1, 2010BAE Systems to Provide Mission Computer Systems for Indian Navy P-8I Patrol Aircraft

Operators & Related Equipment


OperatorsItems
India8
Tu-142M to be retired in favor of the P-8I
YearHoldings
20180
Mar 20170
20163
Russia24
YearHoldings
201424Tu-142MK and Tu-142MZ

Grand Total 322
Defensive Weapons
APR-3E
UMGT-1ME
Zagon-2
Offensive Weapons
BrahMos A
Kh-35U
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