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tdc04
07-26-2005, 06:53 PM
I think it's not active, but in an outdoor museum

Phil

jericho.one
07-26-2005, 07:06 PM
But where is the AN225???

rebsbox
07-26-2005, 08:12 PM
I think thats a Tu22/Tu26 'Backfire' bomber - saw one at farnbourgh a few years back just incredible.

chocolatemoomoocow
07-26-2005, 09:54 PM
yepp, its a backfire:
http://www.fortunecity.com/marina/manatee/272/backfire.html
Its capable of supersonic and its advertised to be difficult to be caught up by fighters. Some interesting scenarios are played out in Tom Clancy's book, Red Storm Rising, in which the backfires and their slower cousins, the badgers, took on an American carrier group.