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PLAAF aluminum Tu-2 from SAFO Vol. 9 Number 1
Sun Jun 24, 2012 13:42

In SAFO Vol. 9, No.1, there is a profile of a Tu-2 bomber of the PLAAF which depicts an overall aluminum Tu-2 with black numerals and red-tipped tails. Has anyone ever been able to verify this profile with a photo or any other evidence? The author was D.Y. Louie and the article was "Chinese Bombers 1910-1961".

    • chinese tupolevjohnc, Mon Jun 25 09:37
      I have a record that nearly 100 surplus Tu-2s given to the PLAAF in 1945. There is another profile in The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Aircraft Vol.11. There is a book 'Military Aircraft of the... more
      • I have both books, oddly enough34Drive, Mon Jun 25 22:08
        thanks for the reference. I agree about DY. He was the one who told me about Chinese Harriers, which turned out to be true.
        • Chinese Tu-2Eduard Sorokin, Wed Jun 27 10:07
          Dear 34Drive ! You wrote: "He was the one who told me about Chinese Harriers, which turned out to be true". What You mean about those Harriers ?
          • Harriers34Drive, Wed Jun 27 20:45
            The PLAAF had at least one Harrier, probably more.
            • PLAAF Harrier ?Eduard Sorokin, Thu Jun 28 09:48
              Harrier ? But from where ?
              • PLAAF Harrier?Kim Margosein, Fri Jun 29 07:57
                IIRC, the PLAAF was looking to buy some used first gen Harriers from the RAF. The deal seemed to go nowhere, and the Tiananmin Square events pretty much killed it.
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