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One of the most durable military aircrafts built.Created by: PICRYLDated: 1954
A vertical view of a Soviet Tu-142 Bear-D surveillance aircraft
The Tu-95 BEAR was perhaps the most successful bomber produced by Soviet aviation. It was the only bomber deployed by any country to use turboprop engines, which provided extraordinarily long endurance at speeds only slightly less than comparable turbojet-powered heavy bombers.

The development of the Tu-95 intercontinental bomber began in the early 1950s. A team under Aleksandr A. Arkhangelsky, Tupolev’s longtime associate, designed the Tu-95 (“Bear”), a huge turboprop bomber that first flew in 1954 and became one of the most durable military aircraft ever built. A huge turboprop bomber first flew in 1954. Tu-95 bombers are still on the frontlines after more than 60 years in service.

Two civilian aircraft were derived from these—the Tu-104, which appeared in 1955 and became one of the first jet transports to provide regular passenger service, and the Tu-114 long-range passenger plane, the largest propeller-driven aircraft ever in regular service.
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An air-to-air overhead view of a Soviet Tu-95 Bear aircraft

An air-to-air overhead view of a Soviet Tu-95 Bear aircraft

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An air to air right side view of an F-8 Crusader, top, and a Soviet Tu-95 Bear A/B aircraft in flight over the aircraft carrier US ORISKANY (CVA 34)

An air to air right side view of an F-8 Crusader, top, and a Soviet Tu...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: LT Fessenden Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An air-to-air right side view of an F-8 Crusader aircraft as it intercepts a Soviet TU-95 Bear-A/B aircraft near the aircraft carrier USS ORISKANY (CVA-34)

An air-to-air right side view of an F-8 Crusader aircraft as it interc...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: LT. Fessenden Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An air-to-air left side view of a Soviet Tu-95 Bear aircraft

An air-to-air left side view of a Soviet Tu-95 Bear aircraft

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A left side view of a Soviet Tu-95 Bear bomber aircraft equipped with undernose radar scanner and underbelly radome in flight

A left side view of a Soviet Tu-95 Bear bomber aircraft equipped with ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

AIRPLANES, NASA Technology Images

AIRPLANES, NASA Technology Images

The original finding aid described this as: Capture Date: 9/1/1978 Keywords: Larsen Scan Photographs Relating to Agency Activities, Facilities and Personnel

AIRPLANES, NASA Technology Images

AIRPLANES, NASA Technology Images

The original finding aid described this as: Capture Date: 9/1/1978 Keywords: 1978_03260.jpg c1978_03200s Aircraft Airplane Larsen Scan Photographs Relating to Agency Activities, Facilities and Personnel

An air-to-air right side view of a Soviet F-14 Tomcat aircraft from Fighter Squadron 51 (VF-51) as it intercepts a Soviet Tu-95 Bear-A/B aircraft

An air-to-air right side view of a Soviet F-14 Tomcat aircraft from Fi...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

AN air-to-air right side view of a Soviet Tu-95 Bear aircraft. The Soviet crewmen wave and give a peace sign to crewmen of the F-4 Phantom II aircraft beside them over international waters

AN air-to-air right side view of a Soviet Tu-95 Bear aircraft. The Sov...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: North Atlantic Ocean Scene Camera Operator: MSGT Richard Diaz Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

AN air-to-air right side view of a U.S. Air Force F-4 Phantom II aircraft, front, observing a Soviet TU-95 Bear aircraft over international waters

AN air-to-air right side view of a U.S. Air Force F-4 Phantom II aircr...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: North Atlantic Ocean Scene Camera Operator: MASTER SGT Richard Diaz Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photog... More

A view of the pilot of an F-4 Phantom II aircraft, taken from inside the cockpit, observing a Soviet Tu-95 Bear aircraft flying over international waters

A view of the pilot of an F-4 Phantom II aircraft, taken from inside t...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: North Atlantic Ocean Scene Camera Operator: MSGT Richard Diaz Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

AN air-to-air right side view of two F-4 Phantom II aircraft observing a Soviet TU-95 Bear aircraft, rear, over international waters

AN air-to-air right side view of two F-4 Phantom II aircraft observing...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: North Atlantic Ocean Scene Camera Operator: MASTER SGT. Richard Diaz Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photo... More

A close-up view of the right side of the tail section of a Soviet Tupolev Tu-95 Bear aircraft showing two crewmen inside. This photo was taken from a U.S. Air Force F-4 Phantom II aircraft observing the Bear over international waters

A close-up view of the right side of the tail section of a Soviet Tupo...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: North Atlantic Ocean Scene Camera Operator: MSGT Richard Diaz Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

AN air-to-air right side view of a Soviet Tu-95 Bear aircraft, front, being escorted by two F-4 Phantom II aircraft over international waters

AN air-to-air right side view of a Soviet Tu-95 Bear aircraft, front, ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: North Atlantic Ocean Scene Camera Operator: MSGT Richard Diaz Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

AN air-to-air right side view of a Soviet Tu-95 Bear aircraft, top, being observed by two U.S. Air Force F-4 Phantom II aircraft over international waters

AN air-to-air right side view of a Soviet Tu-95 Bear aircraft, top, be...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: North Atlantic Ocean Scene Camera Operator: MSGT Richard Diaz Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

AN air-to-air right side view of a U.S. Air Force F-4 Phantom II aircraft, bottom, observing a Soviet Tu-95 Bear aircraft over international waters

AN air-to-air right side view of a U.S. Air Force F-4 Phantom II aircr...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: North Atlantic Ocean Scene Camera Operator: MSGT Richard Diaz Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

AN air-to-air underside view of a Soviet Tu-95 Bear aircraft, left, being observed by a U.S. Air Force F-4 Phantom II aircraft over international waters

AN air-to-air underside view of a Soviet Tu-95 Bear aircraft, left, be...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: North Atlantic Ocean Scene Camera Operator: MSGT Richard Diaz Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

AN air-to-air partial right side view of a U.S. Air Force F-4 Phantom II aircraft next to the tail of a Soviet Tu-95 Bear aircraft over international waters

AN air-to-air partial right side view of a U.S. Air Force F-4 Phantom ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: North Atlantic Ocean Scene Camera Operator: MSGT Richard Diaz Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An air-to-air right side view of a Russian Tu-95 Tupolev bomber aircraft, center, and two U.S. Navy F-14 Tomcat aircraft, acting as chase planes above the aircraft carrier USS KITTY HAWK (CV-63) as the ship makes a right turn. The NATO designation of the Tupolev aircraft is Bear

An air-to-air right side view of a Russian Tu-95 Tupolev bomber aircra...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An air-to-air left side view of a Soviet Bear F Mod III aircraft. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

An air-to-air left side view of a Soviet Bear F Mod III aircraft. OFFI...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An air-to-air left side view of a Soviet Tu-142 Bear F anti-submarine aircraft. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

An air-to-air left side view of a Soviet Tu-142 Bear F anti-submarine ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An air-to-air right side view of a Soviet Bear F Mod III aircraft. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

An air-to-air right side view of a Soviet Bear F Mod III aircraft. OFF...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An air-to-air right underside view of a Soviet Tu-95 Bear aircraft about 42 miles off the Virginia coast. The Cuba-based Tu-95 aircraft just penetrated the U.S. air defense zone to aerially view sea trials of the new nuclear-powered aircraft carrier CARL VINSON (CVN-70)

An air-to-air right underside view of a Soviet Tu-95 Bear aircraft abo...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Atlantic Ocean (AOC) Scene Camera Operator: LT Ronald Callaway Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An air-to-air right side view of a Soviet Tu-95 Bear aircraft about 42 miles off the Virginia coast. The Cuba-based Tu-95 aircraft just penetrated the U.S. air defense zone to aerially view sea trials of the new nuclear-powered aircraft carrier CARL VINSON (CVN-70)

An air-to-air right side view of a Soviet Tu-95 Bear aircraft about 42...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Atlantic Ocean (AOC) Scene Camera Operator: LT Ronald Callaway Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A left side view of an F-106A Delta Dart aircraft intercepting a Soviet Tu-95D Bear aircraft off Cape Cod. The Delta Dart is from the Massachusetts Air National Guard

A left side view of an F-106A Delta Dart aircraft intercepting a Sovie...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Atlantic Ocean (AOC) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A left rear view of an F-106A Delta Dart aircraft intercepting a Soviet Tu-95D Bear aircraft off Cape Cod. The Delta Dart is from the Massachusetts Air National Guard

A left rear view of an F-106A Delta Dart aircraft intercepting a Sovie...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Atlantic Ocean (AOC) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Left side view of an F-106A Delta Dart aircraft intercepting a Soviet Tu-95D Bear aircraft off Cape Cod. The Delta Dart is from the Massachusetts Air National Guard

Left side view of an F-106A Delta Dart aircraft intercepting a Soviet ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Atlantic Ocean (AOC) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Right side air-to-air view of a Soviet Tu-142 Bear-F aircraft

Right side air-to-air view of a Soviet Tu-142 Bear-F aircraft

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An air-to-air right side view of a Medium Attack Squadron 95 (VA-95) A-6E Intruder aircraft, assigned to the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ENTERPRISE (CVN 65), escorting a Soviet Tu-16 Badger aircraft

An air-to-air right side view of a Medium Attack Squadron 95 (VA-95) A...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Pacific Ocean (POC) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A vertical view of a Soviet Tu-142 Bear-D surveillance aircraft

A vertical view of a Soviet Tu-142 Bear-D surveillance aircraft

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: North Sea Scene Camera Operator: LT Dave Parsons Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A left underside view of an F-14A Tomcat aircraft escorting a Soviet Tu-95 BEAR D reconnaissance aircraft away from the exercise Northern Wedding '82 task force. The Tomcat is from the aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CV-66), not visible

A left underside view of an F-14A Tomcat aircraft escorting a Soviet T...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: NORTHERN WEDDING '82 Country: Atlantic Ocean (AOC) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined... More

A rear underside view of an F-106 Convair aircraft belonging to the 102nd Fighter Interceptor Wing of the Massachusetts Air National Guard based at Otis Air Force Base, Massachusetts, intercepting a Soviet Tu-95 Bear bomber aircraft off the coast of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia

A rear underside view of an F-106 Convair aircraft belonging to the 10...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A left side view of an F-106 Convair aircraft belonging to the 102nd Fighter Interceptor Wing of the Massachusetts Air National Guard based at Otis Air Force Base, Massachusetts, intercepting a Soviet Tu-95 Bear bomber aircraft off the coast of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia

A left side view of an F-106 Convair aircraft belonging to the 102nd F...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An air-to-air left side view of three Fighter Squadron 143 (VF-143) F-14A Tomcat aircraft as they intercept and escort a Soviet Bear reconnaissance aircraft. The Soviet aircraft was in the area to observe the operations of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN-69)

An air-to-air left side view of three Fighter Squadron 143 (VF-143) F-...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: North Atlantic Ocean Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An air-to-air right side view of a Medium Attack Squadron 95 (VA-95) A-6E Intruder aircraft, assigned to the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ENTERPRISE (CVN 65), escorting a Soviet Tu-142 Bear-D aircraft

An air-to-air right side view of a Medium Attack Squadron 95 (VA-95) A...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Sea Of Japan Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A U.S. Air Force F-4D Phantom aircraft (right) assigned to the 119th Fighter Wing 'Happy Hooligans', North Dakota Air National Guard, intercepts a United Soviet Socialists Republic (Russian) TU-95 Bear bomber aircraft over the Arctic Ocean, during a flight to Keflavik, Iceland in 1983. Eight Russian TU-95 Bear bombers were intercepted by Hooligan pilots during the deployment. (A3604) (U.S. Air Force PHOTO) (Released)

A U.S. Air Force F-4D Phantom aircraft (right) assigned to the 119th F...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A U.S. Air Force F-4D Phantom aircraft (foreground) assigned to the 119th Fighter Wing 'Happy Hooligans', North Dakota Air National Guard, intercepts a United Soviet Socialists Republic (Russian) TU-95 Bear bomber aircraft over the Arctic Ocean, during a flight to Keflavik, Iceland in 1983. Eight Russian TU-95 Bear bombers were intercepted by Hooligan pilots during the deployment. (A3604) (U.S. Air Force PHOTO) (Released)

A U.S. Air Force F-4D Phantom aircraft (foreground) assigned to the 11...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A United Soviet Socialists Republic (Russian) TU-95 Bear bomber aircraft in flight over the Arctic Ocean, during a flight to Keflavik, Iceland in 1983. Eight Russian TU-95 Bear bombers were intercepted by U.S. Air Force F-4D Phantom aircraft assigned to the 119th Fighter Wing 'Happy Hooligans', North Dakota Air National Guard, during the deployment. (A3604) (U.S. Air Force PHOTO) (Released)

A United Soviet Socialists Republic (Russian) TU-95 Bear bomber aircra...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Starboard view of an F-14A Tomcat, Fighter Squadron (VF)-114, Aardvarks, Naval Air Station (NAS) Miramar, California, alongside a Soviet TU-95RT Bear D (Tupolev) maritime patrol aircraft. Exact date photo taken not known

Starboard view of an F-14A Tomcat, Fighter Squadron (VF)-114, Aardvark...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A U.S. Air Force F-4D Phantom aircraft (right) assigned to the 119th Fighter Wing 'Happy Hooligans', North Dakota Air National Guard, intercepts a United Soviet Socialists Republic (Russian) TU-95 Bear bomber aircraft over the Arctic Ocean, during a flight to Keflavik, Iceland in 1983. Eight Russian TU-95 Bear bombers were intercepted by Hooligan pilots during the deployment. (A3604) (U.S. Air Force PHOTO) (Released)

A U.S. Air Force F-4D Phantom aircraft (right) assigned to the 119th F...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A U.S. Air Force F-4D Phantom aircraft (right) assigned to the 119th Fighter Wing 'Happy Hooligans', North Dakota Air National Guard, intercepts a United Soviet Socialists Republic (Russian) TU-95 Bear bomber aircraft over the Arctic Ocean, during a flight to Keflavik, Iceland in 1983. Eight Russian TU-95 Bear bombers were intercepted by Hooligan pilots during the deployment. (A3604) (U.S. Air Force PHOTO) (Released)

A U.S. Air Force F-4D Phantom aircraft (right) assigned to the 119th F...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A U.S. Air Force F-4D Phantom aircraft (top) assigned to the 119th Fighter Wing 'Happy Hooligans', North Dakota Air National Guard, intercepts a United Soviet Socialists Republic (Russian) TU-95 Bear bomber aircraft over the Arctic Ocean, during a flight to Keflavik, Iceland in 1983. Eight Russian TU-95 Bear bombers were intercepted by Hooligan pilots during the deployment. (A3604) (U.S. Air Force PHOTO) (Released)

A U.S. Air Force F-4D Phantom aircraft (top) assigned to the 119th Fig...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

The tail section of a United Soviet Socialists Republic (Russian) TU-95 Bear bomber aircraft in flight over the Arctic Ocean, during a flight to Keflavik, Iceland in 1983. Eight Russian TU-95 Bear bombers were intercepted by U.S. Air Force F-4D Phantom aircraft assigned to the 119th Fighter Wing 'Happy Hooligans', North Dakota Air National Guard, during the deployment. (A3604) (U.S. Air Force PHOTO) (Released)

The tail section of a United Soviet Socialists Republic (Russian) TU-9...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A left side air-to-air view of a Soviet Tu-95 Bear maritime reconnaissance aircraft, top, being escorted by a U.S. Navy F-14 Tomcat aircraft as the Soviet aircraft approaches the Readex 1-83 battle group. LCDR Greg Quist pilots the Fighter Squadron 142 (VF-142) Tomcat, assigned to the nuclear-powered aircraft USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN-69). LT J.G. Randy Dewar is the radar intercept officer

A left side air-to-air view of a Soviet Tu-95 Bear maritime reconnaiss...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Atlantic Ocean (AOC) Scene Camera Operator: LT J.G. Thomas Prochilo Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photog... More

Right side view of a Soviet Tu-95 Bear D aircraft in flight. "Soviet Military Power," 1983, Page 98-99

Right side view of a Soviet Tu-95 Bear D aircraft in flight. "Soviet M...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An air-to-air right side view of a Soviet Tu-95 Bear-D strategic bomber aircraft

An air-to-air right side view of a Soviet Tu-95 Bear-D strategic bombe...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea (MED) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An air to air left side view of a Tu-95 Bear-D aircraft

An air to air left side view of a Tu-95 Bear-D aircraft

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Air-to-air left side view of an F/A-18 Hornet aircraft from Strike-Fighter Squadron 113 (VFA-113) alongside a Soviet Tu-142 Bear Aircraft (above)

Air-to-air left side view of an F/A-18 Hornet aircraft from Strike-Fig...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Pacific Ocean (POC) Scene Camera Operator: PHAN Bonham Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Left side view of a Soviet Tu-95 Bear-D naval reconnaissance aircraft in flight. From Soviet Military Power 1985

Left side view of a Soviet Tu-95 Bear-D naval reconnaissance aircraft ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Artist's concept of a Soviet Tu-20 Bear-H aircraft launching an AS-15 cruise missile. From Soviet Military Power 1985

Artist's concept of a Soviet Tu-20 Bear-H aircraft launching an AS-15 ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Air-to-air left side view of an F-14 Tomcat aircraft intercepting a Soviet Tu-95 Bear-G strategic bomber aircraft

Air-to-air left side view of an F-14 Tomcat aircraft intercepting a So...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An air-to-air left underside view of an F-14A Tomcat aircraft from Fighter Squadron 102 escorting a Soviet Tu-142 Bear-D surveillance aircraft. The Tomcat is assigned to the aircraft USS AMERICA (CV 66)

An air-to-air left underside view of an F-14A Tomcat aircraft from Fig...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Atlantic Ocean (AOC) Scene Camera Operator: LT Dave Parsons, USN Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Air-to-air left side view of Soviet Tu-95 Bear-D aircraft

Air-to-air left side view of Soviet Tu-95 Bear-D aircraft

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Air-to-air right side view of a Soviet TU-95 Bear-D aircraft with a US aircraft carrier below

Air-to-air right side view of a Soviet TU-95 Bear-D aircraft with a US...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Air-to-air right side view of a Soviet TU-95 Bear-D aircraft with F-14A Tomcat aircraft from the fighter squadron (VA-11) below

Air-to-air right side view of a Soviet TU-95 Bear-D aircraft with F-14...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Air-to-air left side view of the Soviet TU-95 Bear-D aircraft with an A-7E Corsair II aircraft from the attack squadron (VA-147) below. (SUBSTANDARD)

Air-to-air left side view of the Soviet TU-95 Bear-D aircraft with an ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Air-to-air right side view of a Soviet TU-95 Bear-D aircraft. (SUBSTANDARD)

Air-to-air right side view of a Soviet TU-95 Bear-D aircraft. (SUBSTAN...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Air-to-air right side view of Soviet Tu-95 Bear-F aircraft

Air-to-air right side view of Soviet Tu-95 Bear-F aircraft

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An air to air left side view of the tail section of a Soviet Tu-142 Bear F aircraft

An air to air left side view of the tail section of a Soviet Tu-142 Be...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An air to air right side view of the front section of a Soviet Tu-142 Bear F aircraft

An air to air right side view of the front section of a Soviet Tu-142 ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An air to air left side view of a Soviet Tu-142 Bear F aircraft

An air to air left side view of a Soviet Tu-142 Bear F aircraft

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An air to air left side view of the front section of a Soviet Tu-142 Bear F aircraft

An air to air left side view of the front section of a Soviet Tu-142 B...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An air-to-air left rear view of a Soviet Tu-142 Bear F Mod III aircraft being escorted by a US Navy Patrol Squadron 45 (VP-45) P-3 Orion aircraft

An air-to-air left rear view of a Soviet Tu-142 Bear F Mod III aircraf...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An air to air right rear view of the tail section of a Soviet Tu-142 Bear F aircraft

An air to air right rear view of the tail section of a Soviet Tu-142 B...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An air-to-air right side view of a Soviet Tu-142 Bear-F Mod III aircraft

An air-to-air right side view of a Soviet Tu-142 Bear-F Mod III aircra...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A left side view of the front section of a Soviet Bear H bomber aircraft in flight

A left side view of the front section of a Soviet Bear H bomber aircra...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A right side view of a Soviet Bear H aircraft in flight

A right side view of a Soviet Bear H aircraft in flight

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An air to air right underside view of a Soviet Tu-95 Bear F aircraft

An air to air right underside view of a Soviet Tu-95 Bear F aircraft

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An air-to-air right side view of a Soviet Tu-142 Bear F aircraft

An air-to-air right side view of a Soviet Tu-142 Bear F aircraft

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea (MED) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A Soviet Tu-20 Bear aircraft is escorted by a US Navy F-14A Tomcat aircraft during NATO Exercise NORTHERN WEDDING 86

A Soviet Tu-20 Bear aircraft is escorted by a US Navy F-14A Tomcat air...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: NORTHERN WEDDING 86 Base: North Country: Atlantic Ocean (AOC) Scene Camera Operator: PH1 Jeff Hilton Release Status: Release... More

An air-to-air right side view of a Soviet Bear H aircraft escorted by a U.S. Air Force F-15 Eagle aircraft

An air-to-air right side view of a Soviet Bear H aircraft escorted by ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An air-to-air right side view of a Soviet Tu-95 Bear D aircraft

An air-to-air right side view of a Soviet Tu-95 Bear D aircraft

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An air-to-air left side view of a U.S. Air Force F-15 Eagle aircraft, from the 57th Fighter Interceptor Squadron, Keflavik Naval Air Station, Iceland, approaching a Soviet TU-95 Bear D aircraft

An air-to-air left side view of a U.S. Air Force F-15 Eagle aircraft, ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An air-to-air right side view of a US Navy Carrier Air Wing 5 (CVW-5) F/A-18A aircraft escorting a Soviet Tu-95 Bear D aircraft

An air-to-air right side view of a US Navy Carrier Air Wing 5 (CVW-5) ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An air to air left side view of a Fighter Squadron 1 (FV-1) F-14A Tomcat aircraft escorting a Soviet Bear-D maritime patrol aircraft

An air to air left side view of a Fighter Squadron 1 (FV-1) F-14A Tomc...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An air to air left side view of a Fighter Squadron 142 (VF-142) F-14A Tomcat aircraft escorting a Soviet Tu-142 Bear-D aircraft

An air to air left side view of a Fighter Squadron 142 (VF-142) F-14A ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An air to air left side view of a Soviet Tu-142 Bear-D aircraft

An air to air left side view of a Soviet Tu-142 Bear-D aircraft

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An air-to-air close-up view of a Tu-95 Bear aircraft tail showing the tail gunner and 23mm gun turret

An air-to-air close-up view of a Tu-95 Bear aircraft tail showing the ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An air-to-air underside view of the contra-rotating propellers of a Soviet Tu-95 Bear aircraft

An air-to-air underside view of the contra-rotating propellers of a So...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An air-to-air left side view of a Soviet Tu-95 Bear D aircraft

An air-to-air left side view of a Soviet Tu-95 Bear D aircraft

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An air-to-air right side view of a Tu-142 Bear F anti-submarine patrol aircraft

An air-to-air right side view of a Tu-142 Bear F anti-submarine patrol...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An air-to-air left underside view of a Soviet Bear-H aircraft

An air-to-air left underside view of a Soviet Bear-H aircraft

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An air-to-air right side view of a Soviet Tu-95 Bear H bomber aircraft

An air-to-air right side view of a Soviet Tu-95 Bear H bomber aircraft

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A handsketched illustration by an unknown artist:  An artist's concept of a Soviet Midas tanker aircraft refueling a Tu-95 Bear H bomber aircraft

A handsketched illustration by an unknown artist: An artist's concept...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An air-to-air right side view of a Soviet Tu-142 Bear aircraft

An air-to-air right side view of a Soviet Tu-142 Bear aircraft

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea (MED) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An air-to-air right side view of a Soviet Tu-142 Bear F aircraft. (SUBSTANDARD)

An air-to-air right side view of a Soviet Tu-142 Bear F aircraft. (SUB...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea (MED) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An air-to-air left side view of a Soviet Tu-95 Bear D aircraft

An air-to-air left side view of a Soviet Tu-95 Bear D aircraft

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An air-to-air right side view of two Soviet Bear-J aircraft

An air-to-air right side view of two Soviet Bear-J aircraft

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An air-to-air right side view of a Soviet Bear-J aircraft

An air-to-air right side view of a Soviet Bear-J aircraft

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An air-to-air right side view of a Soviet Bear F Mod III aircraft

An air-to-air right side view of a Soviet Bear F Mod III aircraft

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A right underside view of a Soviet Tu-142 Bear F Maritime reconnaissance aircraft of the Indain navy in flight

A right underside view of a Soviet Tu-142 Bear F Maritime reconnaissan...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A left underside view of a Soviet Tu-95 Bear D aircraft in flight

A left underside view of a Soviet Tu-95 Bear D aircraft in flight

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A left side view of a Soviet Tu-95 Bear D aircraft in flight

A left side view of a Soviet Tu-95 Bear D aircraft in flight

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An air to air right side view of a Tu-142 Bear J aircraft

An air to air right side view of a Tu-142 Bear J aircraft

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A Fighter Squadron 51 (VF-51) F-14A Tomcat aircraft trails a Soviet Tu-142 Bear F aircraft that is passing in front of a US Navy aircraft carrier

A Fighter Squadron 51 (VF-51) F-14A Tomcat aircraft trails a Soviet Tu...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A US Navy F-14A Tomcat aircraft, foreground, flies alongside a Soviet Tu-142 Bear F aircraft

A US Navy F-14A Tomcat aircraft, foreground, flies alongside a Soviet ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An air-to-air left side view of a Soviet Tu-95 Bear-D reconnaissance aircraft

An air-to-air left side view of a Soviet Tu-95 Bear-D reconnaissance a...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Admiral Charles R. Larson, Commander in CHIEF, US Pacific Fleet, inspects several Soviet naval infantrymen near a Tu-95 Bear D aircraft during a tour of an air base. Larson is in the Soviet Union with two US Navy ships, the guided missile cruiser USS PRINCETON (CG-59) and the guided missile frigate USS REUBEN JAMES (FFG 57), for a four-day goodwill visit

Admiral Charles R. Larson, Commander in CHIEF, US Pacific Fleet, inspe...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Vladivostok State: Siberia Country: U.S.S.R. (SUN) Scene Camera Operator: PHCS Terry Mitchell Release Status: Released to Public Combined Milita... More

An air-to-air left side view of a Soviet naval air force Tu-95 Bear D aircraft

An air-to-air left side view of a Soviet naval air force Tu-95 Bear D ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Two Tu-95 Bear bomber aircraft, center, and an AN-124 Condor transport aircraft of the Russian military, background, are parked on the flight line beside a B-52H Stratofortress aircraft of the 62nd Bombardment Squadron. The Russian planes are on base as part of an exchange program proposed by Air Force CHIEF of STAFF GEN. Merrill A. McPeak

Two Tu-95 Bear bomber aircraft, center, and an AN-124 Condor transport...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT. Fernando Serna Release Statu... More