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Tupolev TU-26 NATO Reporting Name: Mangle

3,640 KangaKangaTheRoo  4 months ago
Auto Credit Based on captainhall's [CLOSED] USSR Cold War Bomber Challenge

This is my entry to the USSR Cold War Bomber challenge. I hope you like it!

The Tupolev TU-26 was a medium sized bomber used in combat alongside the Tupolev TU-95 ‘Bear.’ This aircraft was amazingly manoeuvrable for it’s size and really quick thanks to it’s two Non-after-burning Klimov RD-26.
This aircraft in some cases found itself in head-ons so a 50mm Kalashnikov Cannon was fitted to the right of the pilot. It sure packed a punch thanks to it’s x6 500 pound bombs. Capable of being used to take down convoys of US tanks and airfields. It even features it’s own tail gunner, fitted with x2 20mm guns.

Controls:

Group 1: Gunner and autopilot
(Gunner works through pitch + roll)

Group 2 + Trim: Engine for pullback and taxing assist
Group 3: Nothing
Group 4: Nav lights
Group 5: Nothing
Group 6: Unlock front wheel steering
Group 7: Nothing
Group 8: Unlock / Lock control axes
Normal flight controls

Controls for Gunner

Firstly press Group 1, secondly make sure throttle is on 100%, Then after the first two steps are done, disable Group 8. This makes sure no directional changes are made whilst defending your aircraft, after than switch to camera 2 (Gunner view)

Cameras

Cam 1, front view
Cam 2, Gunner view

Enjoy your flight!

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General Characteristics

  • Predecessor [CLOSED] USSR Cold War Bomber Challenge
  • Created On iOS
  • Wingspan 77.1ft (23.5m)
  • Length 72.4ft (22.1m)
  • Height 22.1ft (6.7m)
  • Empty Weight 18,167lbs (8,240kg)
  • Loaded Weight 69,008lbs (31,301kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 4.331
  • Wing Loading 76.8lbs/ft2 (375.2kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 898.1ft2 (83.4m2)
  • Drag Points 13655

Parts

  • Number of Parts 264
  • Control Surfaces 9
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    Yeah good point. I never knew about that before building this and immediately thought about it after@Inuyasha8215

    one month ago
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    28.3k Inuyasha8215

    NATO gives Soviet Bombers names that start in B, why did you name it 'mangle'?

    one month ago
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    @asteroidbook345 Yeah, which is why I saw similarities between the two...

    3 months ago
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    I couldn't believe this placed second! Thanks so much!!! @captainhall

    +1 4 months ago
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    2,571 switdog08

    @Alta2809
    No Problem!

    +1 4 months ago
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    85.3k ACEPILOT109

    @Alta2809 yeah!

    +1 4 months ago
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    @AircraftoftheRedStar @ACEPILOT109 @switdog08, Thank you guys so much for the spotlights! All this stuff is getting me excited!

    +2 4 months ago
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    @Mustang51 Yeah, I was going to, but I ran out of time for the challenge, I made this a bit based of of the IL-28sh, but yeah

    4 months ago
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    85.3k ACEPILOT109

    Wow!

    4 months ago
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    Woah! That’s sweet! Also as a recommendation, put tags on this post, especially the Fictional and Soviet Union ones, so there is a chance of more people find this.

    +2 4 months ago
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    24.1k Mustang51

    Damn this is so cool! It’s a great looking aircraft with nice functions and fun to fly. You should try making bomb bay doors for planes like this too. It could make them even better

    4 months ago
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    @Alta2809
    np

    +1 4 months ago
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    Woah, over 100 points in an hour or so, that's the most i've gotten in that period of time. Thanks for upvoting!

    4 months ago
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    @ArcturusAerospace @Sadboye12
    Thank you guys very much for the Spotlights, I really appreciate it

    4 months ago
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    @AceOfSpade @SimpleJets
    Thanks for upvoting!

    4 months ago