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Can someone tell me which are the first soviet bombers powered by Jets? I can't fins anything before the Il-28 Beagle, but sounds strange that they needed 3 years to develop a jet bomber with all the data captured to the germans and the first fighter jets already flying in 1946.

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Can someone tell me which are the first soviet bombers powered by Jets? I can't fins anything before the Il-28 Beagle, but sounds strange that they needed 3 years to develop a jet bomber with all the data captured to the germans and the first fighter jets already flying in 1946.

Thanks

 

 

 

Not too sure - I thought it was the IL-28 - read somewhere that the type of Jet tech they got from the Germans was not adequate - especially when we gave them the Rolls Royce Nene :slow(en): - which was copied and manufactored as the VK-1 - this went into the MiG-15 and Il-28.

 

 

Must be something about it on the web - or maybe Lindr2 would know if hes still about.

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Seems that the Il-22 is a copy of the German Heinkel jet bomber, anyone know If the soviets tried to copy the Arado234? This plane was totally operational and seems pretty good for the era

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Seems that the Il-22 is a copy of the German Heinkel jet bomber, anyone know If the soviets tried to copy the Arado234? This plane was totally operational and seems pretty good for the era

 

Vastly modified, but the Beagle exploited the concept.

 

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Edited by macelena

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The first jet bomber was a jet version of the Tu-2. If i remember right the designation was Tu-10 or Tu-12. They simply replaced the piston engine by jet engines.

 

link: Tu-12 page from Aviaorg

Edited by Gepard

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I think there was a Tu-4 (B-29) modified with jet engines for testing purposes, not sure though. If so it would have been one of the first Soviet attempts at a jet bomber

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