>>It’s a Tu-142. The MAD sting at the top of the fin gives it away.
The Tu-142 was updated late model lenghtened fuselage version of the Tu-95 for ASW work.<<
That is really interesting. Thanks for the info and I hope you don’t get upset (and DO chortle) when I tell someone who makes the same Google search I did “hey, that isn’t a Tu-95! What was you thinking?”
Information is always a good thing and a little fun along the ways makes it better :)
BTW — was my latter pic an accurate Tu-95? It does look, let us say, clunkier, than the original Tu-142 pic I posted.
glass nose Tu-142 (gotta be as those were the only Bears the Indians flew)
solid nose Tu-95 Bear H
The latter pic appears to be a Tu-95. It has better be as that is what the Museum calls it hereTupolev Tu-95 'Bear' 4807 Monino Museum
Glass nose says original model Bear A. No apparent gun turrets would suggest it was one of those converted to a Tu-95U trainer in the 70s.