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#AA-4020   1/144 scale  Sukhoi T-4MS  Swing-wing bomber competed against Tu-160 Blackjack

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Model Kit Contents (click the image for larger photo)

Model Features

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138 resin parts +

Clear resin canopies, decal

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Span 100 mm

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Length 286 mm

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Unit price: US$88

Shipping charge: US$14

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

Extra decal

US$2.00

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Aircraft History and Specification

In 1967, the USAF launched a program of the B-1 Lancer supersonic-strategic bomber which has a blended wing body configuration, with variable-sweep wing and four turbofan engines. The USSR prompted to maintain the strategic balance. A requirement for the research and development of a new bomber was issued to three design bureaus which resulted as Myasishchev M-18, Sukhoi T-4MS and Tupolev 160. The Sukhoi T-4MS was based on an earlier T-4 Sotka supersonic bomber. It was codenamed "S-200" as it's take off weight approached 200 tons. In 1972, the three designs were presented to the Ministry of Aviation Industry. The T-4MS was chosen as the winner of the competition. However, the USSR Air Force felt that Sukhoi would be unable to handle the T-4MS development as the bureau was already involved many new fighters projects. Sukhoi was ordered to stop the development and transfer all the research works of the T-4MS to Tupolev bureau. Tupolev declined the offer and continued the "Article160" design with variable geometry wing which became the Tu-160 Blackjack bomber. 

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Strategic reconnaissance bomber

To designed to meet a requirement of supersonic strategic bomber

14.40m.

41.20m.

8.00m

4x Kuznetsov NK-101 turbofan engine

3200 km/h

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2x Kh-45 missile / 24x Kh-2000 missile

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Model References

The Sukhoi T-4MS  package contents secret kits of three 1/144 Russian black projects as bonus:

The Sukhoi T-4MS 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

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

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Modern Soviet aircraft