Air Pictorial 1977-10
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M.Allward - Tupolev Tu-95 "Bear" /Design Profile/
This "Bear" can be identified as a reconnaissance "E" aircraft by the six camera ports in the fuselage under the wing.
A "Bear-D" intercepted while on a reconnaissance mission near Britain. The aft ventral barbette is visible under the fin fillet
A Tupolev Tu-95 "Bear-D" photographed by the R.A.F. This view shows well the large under-fuselage fairing housing the X-band radar
A Phantom FG.1 of No.892 Squadron, operating from H.M.S. "Ark Royal", intercepts a "Bear-D" during exercise "Ocean Safari" in November 1975. Note the MAD sting protruding from the tail of the "Bear"
Tupolev Tu-95 "Bear"
A "Bear-B" photographed in 1963 by U.S. Navy aircraft from the carrier U.S.S. "Forrestal" when the Russian machine flew over a U.S. task force near the Azores. Note the fairing on the starboard side of the fuselage only
A Phantom FG.1 of No.892 Squadron, operating from H.M.S. "Ark Royal", intercepts a "Bear-D" during exercise "Ocean Safari" in November 1975. Note the MAD sting protruding from the tail of the "Bear"