Tupolev Tu-95

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Would Russia have invaded if Ukraine had kept its nuclear bombers?

As the war in Ukraine enters its fourth week, Dino Cararra looks back at the eastern European state's former nuclear bomber fleet and considers whether Russia would have invaded if the country had retained its once-formidable deterrent

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Bear necessities: Profile of Russia’s Tu-95 bomber

A massive, unimaginably noisy and definitely antiquated-looking turboprop bomber, the Tu-95MS Bear-H still retains its significance in Russia’s nuclear triad

Russian 'Bear' cockpit video shows RAF Typhoon intercept

Incredible in-cockpit footage released by Russia's MOD shows RAF Typhoons shadowing Russian 'Bears'.

Russia signs Tu-95MS, MiG-31 upgrade contracts

Modernisation contracts were signed at the international military and technical forum 'Army-2021', held at Kubinka Air Base near Moscow from August 22-28, for the Russian Aerospace Force’s MiG-31 fighter-interceptors and Tupolev Tu-95MS strategic missile carriers

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Tupolev Tu-95 'Bear'

Piotr Butowski presents the Tu-95 Bear, not the most capable of Russia’s strategic bombers, but undoubtedly the most impressive