B-29 is known, as the plane which has thrown nuclear bombs on the Japanese cities Hiroshima and Nagasaki. In battle actions against Japan the success has come after application of tactics of night bombardments at small height (1500-3000m).
The necessity to have strategic bombers, similar American, has compelled the Soviet air industry after war to create exact analogue - Tu-4, created on the direct order of Iosif Stalin. Tu-4 was an exact copy of the American superfortress. The constructive decisions and details, radio-electronic equipment, applied by the American plane, in various updatings still was long applied by the Soviet planes.
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|4 × PE R-3350-23-23A/-41 Pratt & Whitney , hp
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|Time to 6100m, min
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|20-mm cannon и 2х12.7-mm machine guns in the forage
Remotely-controlled 2х12.7-mm machine guns X 4 barbette, bombs, int. kg