Technical data
Type Tu-28P
Function fighter
Year 1961
Crew 2
Engines 2*11000kg Lyulka AL-21F
Wing Span 17.50m
Length 30.00m
Wing Area
Empty Weight
Maximum Weight 36000kg
Speed 1900km/h
Ceiling 18300m
Range 3200km

Tu-28P, Tu-128 ('Fiddler') by A.N.Tupolev

(37k) at the Monino AF Museum, photo by Paul Nann

The Tu-28 (bureau designation Tu-128) is a development of the Tu-98 bomber. It is probably the largest fighter ever built, and armed with outsized missiles.

Around 200 were built, to patrol to vast areas of Siberia, which are not protected by a SAM screen.

Retired in 1992.

from US Navy Photos (50k), once found at Roy Cochrun's Russian Aircraft Page

Prototype(s)/Precursor(s) :
  • Tu-98 - jet bomber;
  • Tu-102 - prototype designation ;

  • At the Monino AF Museum near Moscow; Photo by John Sloan (;

    More links...
  • Tu-28 at Virtual Aircraft Museum
  • Tu-128, Tupolev 'Fiddler'
  • Tu-28P, Tupolev 'Fiddler'
  • Tu-22M Backfire-B

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