Technical data
Type Tu-98
Function bomber
Year 1955
Crew 3
Engines 2 * Lyulka AL-7
Speed 1240km/h

Tu-98, A.N.Tupolev 'Backfin'

Jet bomber. The Tu-98 was a swept-wing aircraft with engine intakes high on the forward fuselage, halfway the cockpit and the wing leading edges.

There was no production, but from 1956 to 1960 Western sources claimed that the aircraft was in service as the 'Yak-42.

Developments/Modifications :
  • Tu-102 - predecessor of the Tu-28;
  • Tu-28 - heavy long-range fighter/interceptor;

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