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EXP-070 Tupolev SB Bomber. The Development book

Exprint EXP-070 Tupolev SB Bomber. The Development book
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EXP-070 Tupolev SB Bomber. The Development book

The description of perfection of the airplane, is told about participation SB in operations in area of Hasan lake, in Mongolia, China, operation use in Czechoslovakian and Bulgarian Air Forces. Using in civil air fleet, in Soviet Polar Aviation is described. Also described history of ANT-35 aircraft.
The special attention is given to participation SB in the Soviet-Finnish war ("Winter War") where the bomber was used in big quantity. Therefore and losses of them appeared the greatest. If, not speaking about lacks of command and management, weak preparation of crews and to obstinate sample use it is necessary to note some the technical features, not allowed is high-grade to realize this bomber. First of all, SB in the winter 1939/40 was not a high-speed bomber. Flying with external ski chassis, bomber had flight speed within the limits of 300 km/h and consequently became victim of the Finnish fighters. Small heights of flight in conditions of bad visibility and low overcast did plane vulnerable and from ground AA fire. Air gunners in winter regimentals had very few opportunities to use simultaneously top and bottom machine gun. However, this "achilles' heel " of the SB so never not was eliminated...