Tu-4 Bull in 1/48?

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    How do you reverse engineer a B-29 into a Tu-4 in 1/48, or is it just a question of slapping some Red Stars and call it a Tu-4? ;) :lol:
    All I can remember, is that I think they changed turrets from .50's to two 20mm cannons...
     
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    Comrade Stalin ordered an exact copy, so that is what it was. There was even some question of putting the "Boeing bug" on the control columns!
     
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    But the instruments were in Cyrillic .............. and no bacon!
     
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    In case you are interested Jan, the first B-29 to fall into Soviet hands was "Ramp Tramp", s/n 42-6256 from the 771BS/462BG/58BW, on July,29/44.

    Geo
     
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    I believe the rudder pedal castings still had the Boeing logo on them as well.
     
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    That's what I heard as well, Boeing on the pedals and something about a hole, which had been drilled in the wrong place.... :lol:

    Cheers lads!
     
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    This bird?

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    I'll have a look in my copy of 'Soviet Aircraft', as I do believe it's got some good info on these. I'll let you know old boy.
     
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    Much obliged old chap, have a snifter!
     
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