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Russia’s Bear: The old-fashioned plane still thriving

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The Tupolev Tu-95 first thundered over Soviet parades in the mid-1950s. Why does this giant, propeller-driven bomber still make headlines nearly 60 years later? Stephen Dowling investigates. (www.bbc.com) Altro...

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Russia does have some amazing looking women though.
wopri
Propeller-driven engines? Come on BBC, you can do better!
jkudlick
They're striving to match the Daily Mail in journalistic excellence. ;)
yr2012
Yep - we see them monthly on our way to Vlad
wopri
Matt, I doubt the propellers drive the engines, I'm pretty sure it's the engines that drive the propellers.
yr2012
Wolfgaang - I was commenting on how we view them, not about the props/engines. We fly Electra's.
wopri
I was commenting on the reporting by the BBC. If they can make mistakes like that, in my view their credibility suffers.
yr2012
they didn't write it
CaptainFreedom
Maybe they think that the propellers work like wind turbines. The wind blows. The propeller turns. The turbine spins. Power is generated.....lol :)
yr2012
Russia will still operate them until 2040 - bout the same longevity of the 52's
lancaster12344
Tu-95's are still in the news?

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