Air Enthusiast 1971-10
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Tu-114
Small sensor housings may be seen under the forward fuselage of the “Bear-A".
Tu-114D; Bear-A, Bear-B, Bear-C
The "Bear-D" joined earlier conversions of the basic Tu-20 bomber, such as the “Bear-A", on maritime patrol and reconnaissance and "ferret" missions in 1967.
The latest variant of the Tu-20 employed for the maritime patrol and reconnaissance task, dubbed "Bear-D” by NATO, features a large belly radome, a new undernose radar scanner, and sensor housings in the form of tailplane-tip bullet fairings.
Tu-20 Bear-D
Tu-114D; Bear-A, Bear-B, Bear-C
Tu-114D; Bear-A, Bear-B, Bear-C
The photograph depicts the “Moss" which locates low-flying intruders and directs missile-armed interceptors.
Moss