Tu-16K-10 Badger C
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This model kit requires assembly. Cement, paint and other construction materials not included unless specifically stated in the description.
Contains 87 parts.
The Tu-16 was designed as an high-speed jet bomber for operations in theaters close to the Soviet Union. Intended to replace the TU-4, the greatest challenge during development was to doubling the speed to improve survivability in the face of enemy fighters. In 1955 work began on using the Tu-16 as the carrier for the K-10S (AS-2 Kipper) cruise missile for the Soviet Naval Air Force for use in an anti-shipping role. The missile's guidance system was added as an onboard system, with the missile mounted semi-submerged under the fuselage on the centerline in the bomb bay area. The TU-16K-10 prototype was finished in 1958 and series production started in 1959. Deployment into the Soviet Naval Air Force began in October 1961. A total of about 220 were built.