Which aircraft was the better Russian bomber?

  • Tupolev Tu-2

    Votes: 6 66.7%
  • Petlyakov Pe-2

    Votes: 3 33.3%

  • Total voters

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Jun 1, 2018
I think the tu-2 was better

Crews were universally happy with their Tupolevs. Pilots could maneuver the aircraft like a fighter, it could survive heavy damage, and it was fast. The Tu-2 remained in service in the USSR until 1950.

Source : Tupolev Tu-2 - Wikipedia
But it was retired by the Yugoslavian air force in 1954.The Tu-2 remained in service in the USSR until 1950.
The last operational Tu-2 was retired in the early 1980's with the Chinese air force.

Doesn't matter what nations operated the aircraft, the fact that both the Tupolev and the Petlyakov remained in service as long as they did was a testament to their deaign and abilities.

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