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ANNEX G. HEAVY BOMBER TECHNICAL DATA

B) RUSSIAN FEDERATION

  TYPE DATE
DATE HEAVY BOMBER OF EACH TYPE BLACKJACK APR 1987
INITIALLY BASED AT AN AIR BASE BEAR APR 1956
TYPES OF HEAVY BOMBERS FROM WHICH LONG-RANGE NUCLEAR ALCMS HAVE BEEN FLIGHT-TESTED BLACKJACK
BEAR
 

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(i) HEAVY BOMBERS EQUIPPED FOR LONG-RANGE NUCLEAR ALCMS:

  BOMBER TYPE AND VARIANT OF A TYPE
BLACKJACK BEAR H16 BEAR H6
TYPE OF LONG-RANGE NUCLEAR ALCMS FOR WHICH A HEAVY BOMBER IS EQUIPPED AS-15B AS-15A AS-15A
MAXIMUM NUMBER OF LONG-RANGE NUCLEAR ALCMS FOR WHICH ANY HEAVY BOMBER OF THIS TYPE AND VARIANT OF A TYPE IS ACTUALLY EQUIPPED 12 16 6

MAXIMUM NUMBER OF LONG-RANGE NUCLEAR ALCMS CARRIED ON EXTERNAL ATTACHMENT JOINTS

0 10 0

MAXIMUM NUMBER OF LONG-RANGE NUCLEAR ALCMS CARRIED IN INTERNAL WEAPONS BAYS

12 6 6
LAUNCHERS OF LONG-RANGE NUCLEAR ALCMS:      

EXTERNAL LAUNCHER:

     

PYLON

     

LENGTH (METERS)

DASH 6.2 DASH

HEIGHT (METERS)

DASH 1.32 DASH
(1.65) [1]

MAXIMUM NUMBER ON HEAVY BOMBER

DASH 4 DASH

MAXIMUM NUMBER OF LONG-RANGE

DASH 2
(3) [2]
DASH

NUCLEAR ALCMS CARRIED ON EACH PYLON

     

NUMBER OF ATTACHMENT JOINTS ON PYLON FOR ATTACHING IT TO HEAVY BOMBER

DASH 2 DASH

DISTANCE BETWEEN JOINTS FOR ATTACHING PYLON TO HEAVY BOMBER, MEASURED ON PYLON OR HEAVY BOMBER (M)

DASH 3.4 DASH

NUMBER OF ATTACHMENT JOINTS ON PYLON FOR ATTACHING LONG-RANGE NUCLEAR ALCM TO IT

DASH 2 DASH

DISTANCE BETWEEN JOINTS FOR ATTACHING LONG-RANGE NUCLEAR ALCM TO PYLON, MEASURED ON PYLON (M)

DASH 2.3 DASH

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF PYLON

DASH BLANK DASH
LONG-RANGE NUCLEAR ALCM LAUNCHER LOCATED IN INTERNAL WEAPONS BAYS:      

LENGTH (METERS)

6.6 6.6 6.6

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF LAUNCHER

ROTARY TYPE WITH EXTERNAL SUSPENSION OF MISSILES

MAXIMUM NUMBER ON HEAVY BOMBER

2 1 1

MAXIMUM NUMBER OF LONG-RANGE NUCLEAR ALCMS FOR WHICH LAUNCHER IS EQUIPPED

6 6 6
DIMENSIONS OF WEAPONS BAYS (M)      

FIRST BAY

     

LENGTH [3] (M)

11.3 7.5 7.5

WIDTH [3] (M)

1.92 1.78 1.78

HEIGHT (M)

2.4 2.9 2.9

SECOND BAY

     

LENGTH [3] (M)

11.3 DASH DASH

WIDTH [3] (M)

1.92 DASH DASH

HEIGHT (M)

2.4 DASH DASH

THIRD BAY

     

LENGTH

DASH DASH DASH

WIDTH

DASH DASH DASH

HEIGHT

DASH DASH DASH

 

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES BETWEEN VARIANTS OF A TYPE OF HEAVY BOMBER WITHIN THE CATEGORY OF HEAVY BOMBERS EQUIPPED FOR LONG-RANGE NUCLEAR ALCMS:

 

THE ABSENCE OF EXTERNAL ATTACHMENT JOINTS FOR ARMAMENTS UNDER THE WING IS A FEATURE DISTINGUISHING THE BEAR H6 VARIANT OF A TYPE OF HEAVY BOMBER EQUIPPED FOR LONG-RANGE NUCLEAR ALCMS FROM THE BEAR H16 HEAVY BOMBER EQUIPPED FOR LONG-RANGE NUCLEAR ALCMS.

 

(ii) HEAVY BOMBERS EQUIPPED FOR NUCLEAR ARMAMENTS OTHER THAN LONG-RANGE NUCLEAR ALCMS:

 

DIFFERENCES THAT MAKE HEAVY BOMBERS EQUIPPED FOR NUCLEAR ARMAMENTS OTHER THAN LONG-RANGE NUCLEAR ALCMS DISTINGUISHABLE FROM HEAVY BOMBERS OF THIS TYPE EQUIPPED FOR LONG-RANGE NUCLEAR ALCMS, TECHNICAL DATA FOR WHICH ARE LISTED IN SUBPARAGRAPH (i):

 

(1) DIFFERENCES BETWEEN BEAR A [4] HEAVY BOMBER EQUIPPED FOR NUCLEAR ARMAMENTS OTHER THAN LONG-RANGE NUCLEAR ALCMS AND BEAR H6 AND BEAR H16 HEAVY BOMBERS EQUIPPED FOR LONG-RANGE NUCLEAR ALCMS:

 

EXTERNALLY OBSERVABLE DISTINGUISHING FEATURES:

- THERE ARE THREE TWIN-MOUNTED GUNS ON THE TOP AND BOTTOM OF THE FUSELAGE AND IN THE TAIL SECTION. BEAR H6 AND BEAR H16 AIRPLANES HAVE ONE TWIN-MOUNTED TAIL GUN.

- THE PRIMARY LANDING GEAR STRUTS ARE TILTED TOWARD THE TAIL SECTION OF THE AIRPLANE. THE PRIMARY LANDING GEAR STRUTS ON BEAR H6 AND BEAR H16 AIRPLANES ARE TILTED TOWARD THE NOSE SECTION OF THE AIRPLANE.

- THERE IS NO IN-FLIGHT REFUELING PROBE. THERE IS SUCH A PROBE ON BEAR H6 AND BEAR H16 AIRPLANES.

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES UNDER WING/FUSELAGE:

- THERE ARE NO ATTACHMENT JOINTS FOR ARMAMENTS UNDER THE WING/FUSELAGE.

 

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF WEAPONS BAY:

 

- THE WEAPONS BAY IS NOT EQUIPPED FOR A ROTARY LAUNCHER OF LONG-RANGE NUCLEAR ALCMS AND IS DISTINGUISHABLE FROM THE WEAPONS BAY ON BEAR H6 AND BEAR H16 AIRPLANES BY THE FOLLOWING:

THE LENGTH (ALONG THE EDGE OF THE DOOR) IS 7.44 METERS, THE

WIDTH (ALONG THE EDGE OF THE DOOR) IS 1.67 METERS, AND THE

HEIGHT (AT THE FRONT EDGE OF THE DOOR) IS 2.23 METERS.

- TWO BOMB RACKS FOR NUCLEAR ARMAMENTS OTHER THAN LONG-RANGE NUCLEAR ALCMS ARE LOCATED IN THE WEAPONS BAY. A BOMB RACK IS DISTINGUISHABLE FROM A PYLON OR ROTARY LAUNCHER OF LONG-RANGE NUCLEAR ALCMS BY THE DISTANCE BETWEEN THE JOINTS FOR ATTACHING THE NUCLEAR ARMAMENTS ONTO THE BOMB RACK, WHICH IS 0.48 METERS.

 

(2) DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE BEAR B [5] HEAVY BOMBER EQUIPPED FOR NUCLEAR ARMAMENTS OTHER THAN LONG-RANGE NUCLEAR ALCMS AND BEAR H6 AND BEAR H16 HEAVY BOMBERS EQUIPPED FOR LONG-RANGE NUCLEAR ALCMS:

 

EXTERNALLY OBSERVABLE DISTINGUISHING FEATURES:

- THERE ARE THREE TWIN-MOUNTED GUNS ON THE TOP AND BOTTOM OF THE FUSELAGE AND IN THE TAIL SECTION. BEAR H6 AND BEAR H16 AIRPLANES HAVE ONE TWIN-MOUNTED TAIL GUN.

- THE PRIMARY LANDING GEAR STRUTS ARE TILTED TOWARD THE TAIL SECTION OF THE AIRPLANE. THE PRIMARY LANDING GEAR STRUTS ON BEAR H6 AND BEAR H16 AIRPLANES ARE TILTED TOWARD THE NOSE SECTION OF THE AIRPLANE.

 

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES UNDER WING/FUSELAGE:

- THERE ARE NO ATTACHMENT JOINTS FOR ARMAMENTS UNDER THE WING/FUSELAGE.

 

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF WEAPONS BAY:

- THE WEAPONS BAY IS NOT EQUIPPED FOR A ROTARY LAUNCHER OF LONG-RANGE NUCLEAR ALCMS AND IS DISTINGUISHABLE FROM THE WEAPONS BAY ON BEAR H6 AND BEAR H16 AIRPLANES BY THE FOLLOWING:

THE LENGTH (ALONG THE EDGE OF THE DOOR) IS 14.2 METERS;

- ONE BEAM-TYPE RACK FOR NUCLEAR ARMAMENTS OTHER THAN LONG-RANGE NUCLEAR ALCMS IS LOCATED IN THE WEAPONS BAY. THE RACK IS DISTINGUISHABLE FROM A ROTARY LAUNCHER OF LONG-RANGE NUCLEAR ALCMS BY THE DISTANCE BETWEEN THE SUPPORTS FOR ATTACHING NUCLEAR ARMAMENTS ONTO THE RACK, WHICH IS 3.76 METERS.

 

 

(3) DIFFERENCES BETWEEN BEAR G HEAVY BOMBER EQUIPPED FOR NUCLEAR ARMAMENTS OTHER THAN LONG-RANGE NUCLEAR ALCMS AND BEAR H AND BEAR H16 HEAVY BOMBERS EQUIPPED FOR LONG-RANGE NUCLEAR ALCMS:

 

EXTERNALLY OBSERVABLE DISTINGUISHING FEATURES:

 

- THERE ARE TWO TWIN-MOUNTED GUNS ON THE TOP AND BOTTOM OF

THE FUSELAGE. BEAR H6 AND BEAR H16 AIRPLANES HAVE ONE

TWIN-MOUNTED TAIL GUN.

 

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES UNDER WING/FUSELAGE:

 

- ONE PYLON FOR NUCLEAR ARMAMENTS OTHER THAN LONG-RANGE NUCLEAR ALCMS IS LOCATED UNDER EACH WING. THIS PYLON IS DISTINGUISHABLE FROM A PYLON FOR LONG-RANGE NUCLEAR ALCMS BY THE DISTANCE BETWEEN THE JOINTS FOR ATTACHING THE PYLON TO THE WING OF THE HEAVY BOMBER (4.7 METERS), AND THE DISTANCE BETWEEN THE JOINTS FOR ATTACHING NUCLEAR ARMAMENTS ONTO THE PYLON.

 

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF WEAPONS BAY:

 

- THE WEAPONS BAY IS NOT EQUIPPED FOR A ROTARY LAUNCHER OF LONG-RANGE NUCLEAR ALCMS AND IS DISTINGUISHABLE FROM THE WEAPONS BAY ON BEAR H6 AND BEAR H16 AIRPLANES BY THE FOLLOWING: THE LENGTH (ALONG THE EDGE OF THE DOOR) IS 12.0 METERS;

 

- ONE BEAM-TYPE RACK FOR NUCLEAR ARMAMENTS OTHER THAN LONG-RANGE NUCLEAR ALCMS IS LOCATED IN THE WEAPONS BAY. THE RACK IS DISTINGUISHABLE FROM A PYLON OR ROTARY LAUNCHER OF LONG-RANGE NUCLEAR ALCMS BY THE DISTANCE BETWEEN THE SUPPORTS FOR ATTACHING NUCLEAR ARMAMENTS ONTO THE RACK, WHICH IS 2.7 METERS.

 

(iii) HEAVY BOMBERS EQUIPPED FOR NUCLEAR ARMAMENTS OTHER THAN LONG-RANGE NUCLEAR ALCMS, OF A TYPE FROM NONE OF WHICH A LONG-RANGE NUCLEAR ALCM HAS BEEN FLIGHT-TESTED: NONE

 

RECOGNITION FEATURES OF (BLANK) HEAVY BOMBERS:

 

 

(iv) HEAVY BOMBERS EQUIPPED FOR NON-NUCLEAR ARMAMENTS: NONE

 

DIFFERENCES THAT MAKE HEAVY BOMBERS EQUIPPED FOR NON-NUCLEAR ARMAMENTS DISTINGUISHABLE FROM HEAVY BOMBERS OF THIS TYPE EQUIPPED FOR NUCLEAR ARMAMENTS, TECHNICAL DATA AND DISTINGUISHING FEATURES FOR WHICH ARE LISTED IN SUBPARAGRAPH (i) OR (ii):

 

(1) DIFFERENCES BETWEEN (BLANK) HEAVY BOMBER EQUIPPED FOR NON-NUCLEAR ARMAMENTS AND (BLANK) HEAVY BOMBER EQUIPPED FOR NUCLEAR ARMAMENTS:

 

EXTERNALLY OBSERVABLE DISTINGUISHING FEATURES:

- (EXTERNALLY OBSERVABLE DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF FUSELAGE, WING, LANDING GEAR, AIRPLANE AIR REFUELING DEVICES, MACHINE GUN AND CANNON ARMAMENT, AND OTHER STRUCTURAL DIFFERENCES MAY BE LISTED.)

 

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES UNDER WING/FUSELAGE:

(DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF JOINTS FOR ATTACHING NON-NUCLEAR ARMAMENTS AND EXTERNAL LAUNCHERS (PYLONS) TO AIRPLANE MAY BE LISTED.)

 

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF WEAPONS BAY:

(DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF LAUNCHER OF NON-NUCLEAR ARMAMENTS, INTERNAL WEAPONS BAYS, AND JOINTS FOR ATTACHING LAUNCHER TO AIRPLANE AND NON-NUCLEAR ARMAMENTS TO LAUNCHER MAY BE LISTED.)

 

(v) TRAINING HEAVY BOMBERS:

 

DIFFERENCES THAT MAKE TRAINING HEAVY BOMBERS DISTINGUISHABLE FROM HEAVY BOMBERS OF THIS TYPE EQUIPPED FOR NUCLEAR ARMAMENTS, TECHNICAL DATA AND DISTINGUISHING FEATURES FOR WHICH ARE LISTED IN SUBPARAGRAPH (i), (ii), OR (iv):

 

(1) DIFFERENCES BETWEEN BEAR T [6] TRAINING HEAVY BOMBER AND HEAVY BOMBERS OF THIS TYPE EQUIPPED FOR NUCLEAR ARMAMENTS:

EXTERNALLY OBSERVABLE DISTINGUISHING FEATURES:

- THE BEAR T TRAINING HEAVY BOMBER IS A MODIFICATION OF THE BEAR A HEAVY BOMBER TYPE AND HAS THE FOLLOWING DISTINCTIVE EXTERNAL DISTINGUISHING FEATURES: THERE ARE THREE TWIN-MOUNTED GUNS ON THE TOP AND BOTTOM OF THE FUSELAGE AND IN THE TAIL SECTION; THERE IS NO IN-FLIGHT REFUELING PROBE; A RED BAND HAS BEEN APPLIED AROUND THE FUSELAGE IN FRONT OF THE STABILIZER.

- BEAR H6 AND BEAR H16 HEAVY BOMBERS HAVE ONE TWIN-MOUNTED TAIL GUN.

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES UNDER WING/FUSELAGE:

- THERE ARE NO EXTERNAL ATTACHMENT JOINTS FOR ARMAMENTS OR EXTERNAL PYLON ATTACHMENT JOINTS FOR CARRYING ANY "AIR-TO- SURFACE" ARMAMENTS.

- BEAR H16 AND BEAR G HEAVY BOMBERS HAVE EXTERNAL JOINTS FOR ATTACHING PYLONS TO THE BOMBER AND JOINTS FOR ATTACHING ARMAMENTS ONTO THE PYLON.

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF WEAPONS BAY:

- THERE IS NO WEAPONS BAY. THE DOORS OF THE WEAPONS BAY HAVE BEEN SEALED SHUT, PRECLUDING PLACEMENT IN THE BAY OF ANY "AIR-TO-SURFACE" ARMAMENTS.

- BEAR H6, BEAR H16, BEAR B, BEAR G, AND BEAR A HEAVY BOMBERS HAVE ONE WEAPONS BAY.

 

(vi) FORMER HEAVY BOMBERS:

DIFFERENCES THAT MAKE FORMER HEAVY BOMBERS DISTINGUISHABLE FROM HEAVY BOMBERS OF THIS TYPE EQUIPPED FOR NUCLEAR ARMAMENTS OR NON-NUCLEAR ARMAMENTS, TECHNICAL DATA AND DISTINGUISHING FEATURES FOR WHICH ARE LISTED IN SUBPARAGRAPH (i), (ii), (iv), OR (v): NONE

 

(1) DIFFERENCES BETWEEN (BLANK) FORMER HEAVY BOMBER AND (BLANK) HEAVY BOMBER EQUIPPED FOR NUCLEAR ARMAMENTS OR NON-NUCLEAR ARMAMENTS:

EXTERNALLY OBSERVABLE DISTINGUISHING FEATURES:

(EXTERNALLY OBSERVABLE DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF FUSELAGE, WING, LANDING GEAR, AIRPLANE AIR REFUELING DEVICES, MACHINE GUN AND CANNON ARMAMENT, AND OTHER STRUCTURAL ALTERATIONS MAY BE LISTED.)

 

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES UNDER WING/FUSELAGE:

(DISTINGUISHING FEATURES CONFIRMING ABSENCE OR REMOVAL (ELIMINATION) OF JOINTS FOR ATTACHING EXTERNAL LAUNCHERS(PYLONS) TO AIRPLANE MAY BE LISTED.)

 

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF WEAPONS BAY:

(DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF BAY CONFIRMING ABSENCE OR REMOVAL (ELIMINATION) OF LAUNCHER FOR ARMAMENTS OR DISTINGUISHING FEATURES CONFIRMING THAT DOOR CANNOT BE USED FOR INSTALLING ARMAMENTS MAY BE LISTED.)

 

(2) RECOGNITION FEATURES OF BISON B FORMER HEAVY BOMBERS, FOR WHICH TYPE OF AIRPLANE NO HEAVY BOMBERS EXIST:

FEATURES MAKING IT POSSIBLE TO IDENTIFY BISON B FORMER HEAVY BOMBER:

EXTERNAL OBSERVABLE FEATURES:

- THE BISON B FORMER HEAVY BOMBER IS A MODIFICATION OF THE BISON [7] HEAVY BOMBER AND HAS THE FOLLOWING DISTINCTIVE EXTERNAL FEATURES: FOUR TURBOJET ENGINES LOCATED ON THE WINGS -- TWO ENGINES ON EACH SIDE OF THE FUSELAGE; BICYCLE-TYPE LANDING GEAR STRUTS (TWO PRIMARY LANDING GEAR STRUTS LOCATED UNDER THE FUSELAGE, ALIGNED WITH THE AIRPLANE) AND TWO UNDERWING LANDING GEAR STRUTS LOCATED ON THE WING TIPS.

 

FEATURES UNDER WING/FUSELAGE:

- THERE ARE NO EXTERNAL ATTACHMENT JOINTS FOR ARMAMENTS OR EXTERNAL PYLON ATTACHMENT JOINTS FOR CARRYING ANY "AIR-TO-SURFACE" ARMAMENTS.

 

FEATURES OF WEAPONS BAY:

- THE DOORS OF THE WEAPONS BAY HAVE BEEN SEALED SHUT AND CANNOT BE OPENED, PRECLUDING PLACEMENT IN THE BAY OF "AIR-TO-SURFACE" ARMAMENTS. A PROPELLANT TANK HAS BEEN INSTALLED INSIDE THE WEAPONS BAY, AND AIRPLANE AIR REFUELING EQUIPMENT IS HOUSED THERE. THERE IS A HATCH FOR TRAILING THE HOSE AND CONE FOR IN-FLIGHT REFUELING OF AIRPLANES.

 

ANNEX G FOOTNOTES:

[1] HEIGHT OF SECOND PYLON ON WING (AS COUNTED FROM FUSELAGE) IS SHOWN IN PARENTHESES.

[2] MAXIMUM NUMBER OF LONG-RANGE NUCLEAR ALCMS CARRIED ON SECOND PYLON ON WING (AS COUNTED FROM FUSELAGE) IS SHOWN IN PARENTHESES.

[3] DIMENSIONS ALONG EDGE OF DOOR SHOWN.

[4] THERE ARE NO BEAR A HEAVY BOMBERS.

[5] THERE ARE NO BEAR B HEAVY BOMBERS.

[6] THERE ARE NO BEAR T HEAVY BOMBERS.

[7] THERE ARE NO BISON TYPE HEAVY BOMBERS.