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    Tupolev TB-3 (ANT-6) Heavy Bomber

    An interwar design, the Soviet Tupolev TB-3 served from 1932 into the fighting years of World War 2.

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    Tupolev TB-3 (ANT-6) Technical Specifications

    Service Year: 1932
    Type: Heavy Bomber
    National Origin: Soviet Union
    Manufacturer(s): Tupolev / Voronezh Aircraft Production Association - Soviet Union
    Production Total: 818

    Structural (Crew Space, Dimensions and Weights)

    Operating Crew: 4
    Length: 80.38 feet (24.5 meters)
    Width: 137.14 feet (41.80 meters)
    Height: 27.89 feet (8.50 meters)

    Weight (Empty): 24,692 lb (11,200 kg)
    Weight (MTOW): 42,549 lb (19,300 kg)

    Installed Power and Standard Day Performance

    Engine(s): 4 x Mikulin M-17F V12 engines developing 705 horsepower each.

    Maximum Speed: 132 mph (212 kph; 114 knots)
    Maximum Range: 1,243 miles (2,000 km)
    Service Ceiling: 15,748 feet (4,800 meters; 2.98 miles)
    Rate-of-Climb: 245 feet-per-minute (75 m/min)

    Armament / Mission Payload

    5 to 8 x 7.62mm DA defensive machine guns

    Up to 4,400 pounds of conventional drop ordnance.

    Global Operators / Customers

    China; Soviet Union; Taiwan

    Model Variants (Including Prototypes)

    TB-3 - Base Series Designation

    ANT-6 - Civilian Market Designation

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