ICM-72092 1/72 Tupolev TB-3 Soviet WW2 heavy bomber (Chinese Air Force variant) model kit
ICM 1/72 Tupolev TB-3 Soviet WW2 heavy bomber (Chinese Air Force variant) model kit. Pic.1
The TB-3 heavy bomber was the workhorse of the pre-war Soviet offensive bomber forces. Designed by the Tupolev Design Bureau between 1925-30 it has the distinction of being the first all-metal four-engined monoplane bomber. Between 1932 and 1938 a total of 819 machines were made in four military and two civil modifications.
|Start weight normal||17200 kg|
|Start weight max||20000 kg|
|Maximum speed||197 km/h|
|Maximum bomb load||4000 kg|
Each rated 730 h.p
|Armament||8x7,62 mm DA |
In August 1937 the Soviet Government determined to offer the Chinese assistance against the Japanese. TB-3 were therefore delivered to the Chinese Air Force. On 20 May 1938 six TB-3 made a flight over Japan to drop leaflets.
Wing span of model kit: 0.549 m, length: 0.34 m.