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Steaky_361st
02-21-2004, 02:32 PM
What year did the Tu2 enter service in the Soviet Air Force....it doesnt have a year next to its name in the "select aircraft" menu as most do. And in the "View objects" section it says its prototype was 1940-41 and it was massed produced in 1943 but not used extensively til '44. So did it not enter until 44 then...?

i only ask cause i really like the plane...plus im kinda bored http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

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Steaky_361st
02-21-2004, 02:32 PM
What year did the Tu2 enter service in the Soviet Air Force....it doesnt have a year next to its name in the "select aircraft" menu as most do. And in the "View objects" section it says its prototype was 1940-41 and it was massed produced in 1943 but not used extensively til '44. So did it not enter until 44 then...?

i only ask cause i really like the plane...plus im kinda bored http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

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VW-IceFire
02-21-2004, 03:47 PM
As I understood it...the Tu-2 was the Soviet Air Force primary medium bomber in 1944 and 1945. I'd liken it to the Ju-88 or the B-25 I suppose...although I really don't know much about it.

I didn't even know it was in FB until recently...it just doesn't come up much. Its a really decent bomber tho!

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necrobaron
02-21-2004, 03:51 PM
I actually like it better than the Pe-2. It also saw service after the war.

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clint-ruin
02-21-2004, 04:12 PM
Working from memory, I think Andrei Tupolev was one of many countless engineers who fell under Stalins paranoid gaze. He worked out of a Gulag for much of the war.

As far as I know the Tu-2 is a '41 design, flew in limited numbers in '42, and was mass produced when Tupolev was rehabilitated.

First hit on Google is this: http://www.airpower.maxwell.af.mil/airchronicles/apj/apj00/win00/kerber.htm

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clint-ruin
02-21-2004, 04:18 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by VW-IceFire:
As I understood it...the Tu-2 was the Soviet Air Force primary medium bomber in 1944 and 1945. I'd liken it to the Ju-88 or the B-25 I suppose...although I really don't know much about it.

I didn't even know it was in FB until recently...it just doesn't come up much. Its a really decent bomber tho!

http://home.cogeco.ca/~cczerneda/sigs/temp_sig1.jpg
The New IL2 Database is Coming Soon!<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

As far as I know, that's correct - a medium bomber that wasn't hurriedly made into a dive bomber/fighter bomber like the Pe-2 was.

Very similar to the B-25 in that it had a conversion into a low level raiding 'gunship' with a nose full o' guns too. Can't find a reference but I think they went for something like 16x ShKAS and 2x ShVAK in that modification.

http://home.iprimus.com.au/djgwen/fb/leninkoba.jpg

Thrawn888
02-21-2004, 05:31 PM
i have a book that talks about the tu-2 and it would be considered a 44' plane, thing is when it first came out in limited numbers 41' i belive it was well liked by everyone and demand rose beyond what could be done.

The main purpose of the tu-2 was a response to the ju88, basically one plane that could do many roles and that is what the tu-2 is more or less.

Steaky_361st
02-21-2004, 09:14 PM
Ok....so Im leaning towards '44 then...

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Whatsmypassword
02-22-2004, 12:09 AM
TU-2 was created in 1939-1940. The mass production started in 1942 at the Omsk aicraft building plant. The problem with TU-2 was that the same engine was used in production of Il-2 and Ils had a priority at the begining of the war when resourses were scarce. Besides the Omsk plant was heavily busy with the production of front fighters that also were in high demand in 1941-1942. So only 800 TU-2 were made during the WWII. It was one of the best Soviet bombers of that time. There was a fighter version. Though it was better than Pe-2, the latter remained as a primary bomber of the Soviet VVS during the war.