ANT-57, A.N.Tupolev

High altitude heavy dive bomber. Project was initiated in 1939 by high Party Officials (L.P.Beria?). Is had to be used against large ships and other compact targets of strategic value. Four M-105 engines.

Full-size mockup was built and 'discussed', but project was abandoned in favor of '103' (ANT-58).

  • "History of aircraft construction in the USSR", Vol.2 p.165;
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