The TU-95 "Bear" has been the mainstay of the Russian/Soviet air force for as long as the B-52 has been for the US.

The Bear, with its distinctive counter rotating props and associated massive amounts of noise, has a distinctive profile with sharply swept wings and a huge tail. The Bear can reach 9400 miles, carry 44000 lbs of payload and travel 530 MPH. Not to shabby.

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The Bear was frequently used to test the defenses of countries that the USSR/Russians had an interest in. As such, there were frequent intercepts.

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