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ICM-72091 1/72 Tupolev TB-3 Soviet WW2 heavy bomber model kit

ICM ICM-72091 1/72 Tupolev TB-3 Soviet WW2 heavy bomber model kit
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ICM-72091 1/72 Tupolev TB-3 Soviet WW2 heavy bomber model kit

ICM 1/72 Tupolev TB-3 Soviet WW2 heavy bomber model kit. Pic.1
ICM 1/72 Tupolev TB-3 Soviet WW2 heavy bomber model kit. Pic.1

Technical data
TypeTB-3
Crew8-10
Length24,4 m
Span39.5 m
Start weight normal17200 kg
Start weight max20000 kg
Maximum speed197 km/h
Ceiling3800 m
Range1350 km
Maximum bomb load4000 kg
Engines4xM17F, 12-cylinder,
water-cooled.
Each rated 730 h.p
Armament8x7,62 mm DA
machine guns
The TB-3 was the main Soviet bomber throughout the 1930s. These planes belonged to the Long Range Bomber Aviation force prior to WWII. The TB-3 was designed between 1925-1930 in A.Tupolev's Design Bureau. The first prototype, the ANT-6, took air on December 22 1930. Serial production starledm 1932.
The TB-3 heavy bomber served in the USSR and China. Machines of this type saw action at Khasan and Khalkhin-Gol, during the Winter war between the Soviet Union and Finland and also during WWII. They weres deployed in the roles of heavy night bomber, transport and as airborne aircraft.
819 planes of this type were built between 1932-1938 type in six variants: four military and two civil.
The model kit includes 306 parts, decals for Red Army Air Force and Chinese Nationalist (Guomindang) Air Force.
Wing span of model kit: 0.549 m, length: 0.34 m.