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#AA-4002   1/144 scale  Myasishchev M-50 Bounder  Soviet huge supersonic bomber

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Model Kit Contents (click the image for larger photo)

Model Features

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126 resin parts +

Clear resin canopies, decal

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Span 243 mm

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Length 399 mm

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Unit price: US$78

Shipping charge: US$12

Each model kit contents 1 set of decal. Extra  decals can also be ordered.

Extra decal

US$1.50

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Aircraft History and Specification

In 1955, the USSR Council of Ministers was spurred by the thread from the U.S. XB-70 bomber which was designed for Mach-3, but this was considered an impossible objective for the Soviet Union at that time. As the Myasishchev OKB was striving to develop the huge 3M subsonic bomber, this design bureau was assigned the additional and much more difficult task of creating a strategic bomber able to reach at supersonic speed. Myasishchev analyzed more than 30 possible configurations and the result was the "50" series, starting with the M-50. The M-50 made its maiden flight in 1959 and performed well. In 1961, the USSR Air Force was convinced that manned bombers were obsolescent following the development of ballistic missiles. The M-50 project was cancelled but it was decided that the M-50 should be displayed at that year's Tushino show. The M-50 made its final flight over Tushino and this never-seen-before aircraft received considerable attention from Western observers, even received codename Bounder by NATO. 

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Long-range strategic bomber prototype

To design a supersonic bomber which materialized as the XB-70

35.10m.

57.48m.

8.25m.

2x Dobrynin VD-7M turbojet engine / 2x VD-7B turbojet engine

1950 km/h (1212 mph)

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30,000 kg bomb load / 1x M-61 missile

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Model References

The Myasishchev M-50 Bounder package contents secret kits of three Soviet "delta plus swept tail" fighters as bonus:

The Myasishchev M-50 Bounder is suitable to group with the following collection series.

Modern strategic bomber

Avro Vulcan

Boeing B-52 Stratofortress

Boeing XB-59

Convair B-58 Hustler

Convair YB-60

Handley Page Victor

Myasishchev M-4 Bison

Myasishchev M-50 Bounder

North American XB-70 Valkyrie

Northrop B-2 Spirit

Rockwell B-1 Lancer

Sukhoi T-4 Sotka

Sukhoi T-4MS

Tupolev Tu-16 Badger

Tupolev T-22 Blinder

Tupolev T-22M Backfire

Tupolev Tu-95 Bear

Tupolev Tu-160 Blackjack

Vickers Valiant

Modern heavy bomber

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1950/60s Soviet heavy bomber

Myasishchev M-4 Bison

Myasishchev M-50 Bounder

Sukhoi T-4 Sotka

Sukhoi T-4MS

Tupolev Tu-95 Bear

Tupolev Tu-22 Blinder

Tupolev Tu-22M Backfire

Tupolev Tu-160 Blackjack