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Scinfaxi #1 Posted 17 November 2016 - 12:52 AM

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Welcome to another addition of Warplane Wednesday, where I bring attention to rare, unique, or just left out aircraft not featured in the game currently, and give it the spotlight for all to talk about and enjoy.

 

This week is a Soviet High Speed bomber that could be used as an attacker in the game, its the SB!


 

The Tupolev ANT-40, also known by its service name Tupolev SB (Russian: Скоростной бомбардировщик – Skorostnoi Bombardirovschik – high speed bomber) and development co-name TsAGI-40, was a high speed twin-engined three-seat monoplane bomber, first flown in 1934. The Tupolev design was advanced but lacked refinement, much to the dismay of crews, maintenance personnel and of Stalin, who pointed out that "there are no trivialities in aviation".

Numerically the most important bomber in the world in the late 1930s, the SB was the first modern stressed skin aircraft produced in quantity in the Soviet Union and probably the most formidable bomber of the mid-1930s. It was produced in Soviet Union and licensed production in Czechoslovakia also took place. Many versions saw extensive action in Spain, the Republic of China, Mongolia, Finland and at the beginning of the War against Germany in 1941. It was also used in various duties in civil variants, as trainers and in many secondary roles. Successful in the Spanish Civil War because it outpaced most fighters, the aircraft was obsolete by 1941. By June 1941, 94 percent of bombers in the Red Army air force (VVS RKKA) were SBs.


 


 


 

Source:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tupolev_SB



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FreeFOXMIKE #2 Posted 17 November 2016 - 12:15 PM

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EspressoForHammy #3 Posted 18 November 2016 - 07:16 PM

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I love flying this bomber in all it's variants in the other game!

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