Tupolev Tu-2

The Forgotten Medium Bomber

Jason Moore

This book covers the Soviet Tu-2 medium bomber in detail from its Second World War service to its postwar use.
Date Published :
November 2016
Publisher :
Fonthill Media
Illustration :
131 photographs, profiles and plans of which 29 are in color.
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Binding. : Hardback
ISBN : 9781781555323
Pages : 192
Dimensions : 9.75 X 6.75 inches
Stock Status : In stock


Although one of the best medium bombers of the Second World War, fast, tough, and with an excellent bomb load, the Tu-2 is little known in the West. This book provides a comprehensive history of this important airplane, complete with its developmental history in the Second World War and later, and its long postwar history, both with the Soviet Union and other countries. First produced in 1942, the Tu-2’s initial production ended in 1943, then as its combat capabilities became clear, it was reinstated into production. Because of the stop in production, the Tu-2 was not used in large numbers until the last year of the war, where it proved a very useful weapon indeed. Neither its development nor production stopped with the end of the war, and it was developed into additional variants, including an all-weather fighter. In addition to its service in the Great Patriotic War, it saw service in the Korean War with the Chinese Air Force. This book also features accurate color profiles of the Tu-2 in the colors of the various nations it was in service with postwar, as well as color profiles from its wartime service with the Red Air Force.

About The Author

Jason Nicholas Moore is an avid air historian and modeller, with a particular interest in Soviet aeroplanes and has spent the last 40 years doing both historical research and constructing model aeroplanes. He has written a comprehensive history on the Il-2 Shturmovik and in addition he has written a comprehensive modelling guide to the Il-2 Shturmovik which has not been published. He has spent much of the last 30 years researching Soviet aircraft in general, and has read very extensively on the war on the Eastern Front.

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