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Chinese media: USSR had a bomber that the US was afraid to shoot down

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Chinese media: USSR had a bomber that the US was afraid to shoot down

The United States and Russia have a large fleet of strategic bombers capable of delivering nuclear weapon thousands of kilometers away. But they cannot compare to a single bomber built in the Soviet Union. We are talking about Tu-119, writes the Chinese WeChat portal.


The Soviet Union possessed the only bomber in the world that even the United States was afraid to shoot down. The designers of the USSR have created the Tu-119 - the world's only aircraft with a nuclear reactor on board. The aircraft was capable of flying the longest possible distances.

A combat vehicle can fly around the globe 80 times without refueling, which means that the Tu-119 has a global destructive power and can reach anywhere in the world. (...) this bomber will not dare to shoot down any country in the world, including the United States. It's all about nuclear energy - the destruction of Tu-119 in the air would be tantamount to a major nuclear explosion

- the author writes.

However, this theoretically invincible aircraft never entered service with the USSR Air Force for several reasons related to the nuclear reactor. Soviet scientists never succeeded in reducing the size of the reactor. The task of protecting the crew was not solved, since the protective coating of heavy metals significantly increased the weight of the aircraft, and its absence would lead to the death of the crew from radiation. Also, it was not possible to solve the problem with cooling the reactor.

According to the author, the destruction of this aircraft in the airspace of the USSR or the allies would lead to serious radioactive contamination, and in the airspace of the enemy - to a nuclear war.

The Soviet Union did not launch the Tu-119 on the battlefield without ensuring its safety. In addition, the weak Russian economy and the inability to load ammunition into the aircraft led to the fact that the adoption of the bomber by the Air Force was temporarily postponed.

- the author is convinced.

At the same time, he is confident that the idea of ​​a nuclear aircraft is still relevant today. Although the current level of scientific and technical development does not yet allow the development of nuclear aircraft, there is still hope that in the future the world will see "another Tu-119".
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  1. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 29 October 2020 08: 58
    23
    What are they talking about, Ren TV have seen enough? No.
    1. Same lech
      Same lech 29 October 2020 09: 07
      +5
      Ren TV seen enough?

      Anna Chapman at her workplace brainwashes the electorate as well as the American media ...
      Well, a bomber with a nuclear reactor on board is cool belay ... I don't even know which is more dangerous what nuclear bombs and missiles that he carries or a nuclear reactor in it ... in general, a Molotov nuclear cocktail ... tremble the enemy ... he flies towards you.
      1. tralflot1832
        tralflot1832 29 October 2020 09: 13
        +5
        Is the petrel by chance from this opera? good
        1. vVvAD
          vVvAD 29 October 2020 10: 41
          +5
          Not really: a petrel, launched once, will no longer be able to land - either it self-destructs, or (at best) parasitizes entirely or only nuclear warheads for processing or maintenance and further installation on a new CD of the same model. At the same time, the YSU, like the rocket itself, is disposable and must be disposed of.
          But a UAV with a YSU could not have heavy biosecurity, and at the same time cut circles for an infinitely long time and aviation CDs and not start - if there is no need for that (the products are still expensive, but, in accordance with the standards, they must withstand up to 10 sorties under the wing / in the wearer's weapon bay). And after departure, both the UAV itself and its entire power supply unit will be deactivated. This, of course, complicates, increases the cost of operation, reduces operational readiness, but the prospects are revolutionary for Russia, because this is no longer a "doomsday" weapon: modern UAVs fly up to 4 days (except for stratospheric "satellites") and have a subsonic speed, i.e. they cannot patrol for months and at any moment be transferred to a threatened theater (this is just about our country).
          So we are looking forward to the 2nd stage of the development program for aviation nuclear systems. bully
          1. niksfromru
            niksfromru 30 October 2020 11: 50
            0
            In the event of a nuclear war, it is also pointless for the plane to return;)
            1. vVvAD
              vVvAD 30 October 2020 13: 00
              0
              Read my comment more closely, especially here
              Quote: vVvAD
              it opens up revolutionary prospects for Russia, since this is no longer a "doomsday" weapon:

              and here
              Quote: vVvAD
              loitering for months and at any moment be transferred to a threatened theater (this is just about our country).

              We are talking about conventional weapons for modern local conflicts of high intensity, multimedia conventional operations and during a period of threatened instability, which may develop into a nuclear conflict, or may not.
      2. Ka-52
        Ka-52 29 October 2020 09: 15
        +5
        if you don’t know it doesn’t mean it didn’t exist. Below I wrote about the 119 project
      3. Bad_gr
        Bad_gr 29 October 2020 09: 40
        +5
        Quote: tralflot1832
        What are they talking about, Ren TV have seen enough?

        Quote: The same LYOKHA
        Well, a bomber with a nuclear reactor on board is cool belay


      4. NEXUS
        NEXUS 29 October 2020 11: 16
        20
        Quote: The same LYOKHA
        Anna Chapman at her workplace brainwashes the electorate as well as the American media ...

        And what does she wash then? A person talks about historical facts, hypotheses, and so on ... what is the washing, ale?
        So when Discovery tells how YETI is being caught, it's okay ... and when they talk about it on REN-TV, so fu ... heresy. Excuse me, either take off your panties or put on a cross.
        1. Kruglov
          Kruglov 30 October 2020 10: 16
          +2
          Uh-uh ... On the contrary! laughing
    2. Vol4ara
      Vol4ara 29 October 2020 09: 07
      -10 qualifying.
      Quote: tralflot1832
      What are they talking about, Ren TV have seen enough? No.

      The same thoughts
      1. NEXUS
        NEXUS 29 October 2020 11: 36
        +4
        Quote: Vol4ara
        The same thoughts

        These are shitty thoughts, because they don't show anything like heresy on REN-TV. They talk about hypotheses, assumptions, theories and facts. What is heresy, dear? You here, too, shine with hypotheses and assumptions, like many clever people like you, cleaner than any REN-TV. But even educated people there put forward hypotheses based on facts.
        At least you can switch REN-TV if you are not interested, but you and people like you have to be read. And you can't turn it off or switch it off, epona mother!
        1. Vol4ara
          Vol4ara 29 October 2020 12: 02
          -1
          Quote: NEXUS
          Quote: Vol4ara
          The same thoughts

          These are shitty thoughts, because they don't show anything like heresy on REN-TV. They talk about hypotheses, assumptions, theories and facts. What is heresy, dear? You here, too, shine with hypotheses and assumptions, like many clever people like you, cleaner than any REN-TV. But even educated people there put forward hypotheses based on facts.
          At least you can switch REN-TV if you are not interested, but you and people like you have to be read. And you can't turn it off or switch it off, epona mother!

          Arizona is the Arya zone, that is, the zone of residence of the ancient Slavs. This is what I learned from some kind of ren TV show, and this is what now first came to mind. I am silent about the theory of flat earth, Loch Ness monsters and other nonsense. Da Ren tv provides theories and assumptions, theories and assumptions of the 17th century level for the uneducated peasants. The level of "experts" on ren tv is approximately equal to yours, a fisherman sees a fisherman from afar ...
          1. Sergey Sfiedu
            Sergey Sfiedu 29 October 2020 19: 29
            0
            One word - FUCK TV.
    3. Letun
      Letun 29 October 2020 09: 14
      -9
      Quote: tralflot1832
      What are they talking about, Ren TV have seen enough? No.

      I have not heard such nonsense even on Ren TV.
      It is not clear why such articles are printed on VO.
      1. Vasilenko Vladimir
        Vasilenko Vladimir 29 October 2020 09: 44
        12
        Quote: Letun
        I have not heard such nonsense even on Ren TV

        in the sense of nonsense ?!
        it was a real project https://avia.pro/blog/tu-119
        1. Sergey Sfiedu
          Sergey Sfiedu 29 October 2020 19: 36
          +5
          That's exactly what complete nonsense. There was a project, there was no plane. The United States could not be afraid to shoot it down, as there was nothing to shoot down. Tu-119 was never built. There was a Tu-95LAL, with a nuclear reactor in the cargo compartment, not connected to the engines - a purely research aircraft, such as an aircraft that can carry a nuclear reactor. Well, maybe - and what's next? The distance from a nuclear reactor to a nuclear jet engine is enormous. He did not cross the borders of the USSR, he did not fly to the shores of the USA, the Yankees could not shoot him down again. How many storytellers from SOHU can already be quoted, this is a Chinese Internet dump, every guano comes out from there.
      2. NEXUS
        NEXUS 29 October 2020 10: 16
        11
        Quote: Letun
        I have not heard such nonsense even on Ren TV.

        I’ll probably surprise you, but there were projects in the USSR for public transport at a nuclear reactor.
        1. niksfromru
          niksfromru 30 October 2020 11: 52
          +1
          In the USA, there was even a project of a personal car with a YSU. Advertising slogan: "You will fill it once in a lifetime!" :)
        2. Letun
          Letun 1 November 2020 10: 07
          0
          Quote: NEXUS
          Quote: Letun
          I have not heard such nonsense even on Ren TV.

          I’ll probably surprise you, but there were projects in the USSR for public transport at a nuclear reactor.

          Perhaps I will surprise you too, but I'm not talking about the project, but about what is written in the article. A la downed plane is a nuclear explosion and other nonsense.
    4. Region-25.rus
      Region-25.rus 29 October 2020 09: 25
      +8
      "google? no, have not heard" - https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tu-119
      http://авиару.рф/aviamuseum/aviatsiya/sssr/bombardirovshhiki-2/bombardirovshhiki-1950-g-1991-g/strategicheskij-bombardirovshhik-tu-95/eksperimentalnyj-samolet-tu-95lal/ и это тупо навскидку
  2. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 29 October 2020 09: 01
    -8
    Chinese expert ... No words. Do they have adequate ones? Here a spaceship with a nuclear reactor is a potential hazard of the first level ... You never know. At the start, for example, an accident ... And then they will shoot down ... the planes sometimes fall by themselves ...
    1. BDRM 667
      BDRM 667 29 October 2020 09: 15
      +6
      Quote: Mountain Shooter
      Chinese expert ... No words. Do they have adequate ones?

      In China, as in Greece, there is EVERYTHING.

      But for some reason, thoughtful, analytical analyzes from domestic and foreign sources are not allowed for publication on the Military Review. The mass is dominated by "consumer goods".

      What is the reason for this? request The question about the quality of what is published should be addressed to the editorial board ...
    2. Revolver
      Revolver 29 October 2020 09: 36
      +1
      Quote: Mountain Shooter
      Chinese expert
      Oxymoron laughing
    3. ccsr
      ccsr 29 October 2020 13: 26
      +4
      Quote: Mountain Shooter
      Here, a spaceship with a nuclear reactor is a potential hazard of the first level ...

      Portable RTGs were used on space satellites, and this is not at all something that can lead to a large nuclear contamination even in an accident. There was such a case on the territory of Canada with our satellite, and nothing but the usual diplomatic scandal and subsequent payments happened - that's all the consequences:
      More than a hundred radioactive debris from Cosmos-954 scattered across the Northwest Territories of Canada. The total area of ​​infection was 124 thousand km2, which was 3 times higher than, for example, the territory of the Estonian SSR. In some places, the radiation reached 200 roentgens / hour. However, fortunately, the satellite fell into an extremely sparsely populated province, so the population was not affected.
      The Canadians were looking for the wreckage of the heavenly "guest" together with the Americans, refusing the help of Soviet specialists. As a result of Operation Morning light, some of the fragments were found in the Great Slave Lake, but these details were not provided to the Soviet side. Ironically, one of the debris with radioactive uranium fell near the city of Uranium City. The crash of Cosmos-954 is considered the first precedent that required the application of international space law regarding unsuccessful launches and crashes of aircraft. Canada estimated the damage from the fall of the satellite at $ 6 million. After 3 years of negotiations, the Soviet Union agreed to pay half of this amount.

      https://zen.yandex.ru/media/russian7/iadernyi-udar-sssr-po-kanade-chto-natvoril-upavshi-5e3b22ade3d5de03576ba66c
      1. Sergey Sfiedu
        Sergey Sfiedu 29 October 2020 19: 38
        0
        Yeah. The contamination zone fell on uninhabited areas. What if the satellite fell on Toronto and Montreal? Or to Moscow and Leningrad?
        1. ccsr
          ccsr 30 October 2020 12: 21
          +4
          Quote: Sergey Sfyedu
          The contamination zone fell on uninhabited areas. What if the satellite fell on Toronto and Montreal? Or to Moscow and Leningrad?

          Fifteen years ago, Hurricane Katrina caused far more damage to New Orleans than all the satellites that have fallen to Earth during this time. So it is necessary at least to realistically assess the losses from space accidents, and be more afraid of terrestrial disasters than something that may never happen. By the way, there are still great suspicions that this particular satellite was disabled by the American electronic warfare system, so not everything is so smooth there with its accident.
          1. Sergey Sfiedu
            Sergey Sfiedu 30 October 2020 20: 22
            -1
            And the Yankees threw yeast into a public toilet in Uryupinsk. The electronic warfare system cannot remove the satellite from orbit.
            1. ccsr
              ccsr 31 October 2020 19: 20
              +2
              Quote: Sergey Sfyedu
              The electronic warfare system cannot remove the satellite from orbit.

              In fact, there is a system of reconnaissance of space radio lines, which reveal not only information transmitted through the satellite, but also monitors telemetry and satellite control commands. If somehow it is possible to open the command system for controlling the satellite, then it will not be difficult to change its orbit or even disable it altogether - this is also one of the ways to conduct electronic warfare. You are too primitive in your assessment of the whole complex of systems that are used in electronic warfare, which is why your arguments about yeast and outhouse just confirm my opinion.
  3. Woodman
    Woodman 29 October 2020 09: 02
    14
    which even the United States was afraid to shoot down.
    A very strange phrase. How many planes of the Soviet Union were shot down by the Americans?
    Well, along with this
    However, this theoretically invincible plane never entered service with the USSR Air Force.
    How can you shoot down a plane that doesn't exist?
    1. Egoza
      Egoza 29 October 2020 09: 07
      +3
      Quote: Lesovik
      A very strange phrase. How many planes of the Soviet Union were shot down by the Americans?
      Well, along with this
      However, this theoretically invincible plane never entered service with the USSR Air Force.
      How can you shoot down a plane that doesn't exist?

      "Translator error" !!! I believe that the "invincible atomic plane" is the dream of the author, who "subtly" hints that the USSR could not, but China could.
    2. BDRM 667
      BDRM 667 29 October 2020 09: 30
      +4
      Quote: Lesovik
      How many planes of the Soviet Union were shot down by the Americans?


      Unfortunately, quite a lot.

      Attention! You do not have permission to view hidden text.
      1. A. Privalov
        A. Privalov 29 October 2020 10: 07
        0
        I am not familiar with most of the cases described here, but from two of them I can report the following: the Il-14 could not be shot down with vacationers in 1953, since the operation of this model began in the fall of 1954.
        Alexander Pliev died on May 25, 1968. I was still a child when I met Uncle Sasha. I was also very familiar with the family of his relatives, to which he came in the early 60s.
        A.Pliev, having lowered his aircraft to the minimum height, defiantly flew over the deck of the American aircraft carrier "Essex". For the Americans, the sudden appearance of a Soviet plane flying with a crash over their heads was an unpleasant surprise. The multi-ton machine roared at an extremely low altitude above the aircraft carrier, where at that time the carrier-based aircraft were preparing for takeoff.
        However, the next moment the irreparable happens. When the aircraft makes a go-around, the TU-16 touches the sea surface with its wing and collapses when hitting the water. The entire crew, headed by A. Pliev, was killed.
        1. BDRM 667
          BDRM 667 29 October 2020 11: 05
          +2
          Quote: A. Privalov
          The IL-14 could not be shot down with vacationers in 1953, since the operation of this model began in the fall of 1954.

          I know this, moreover, such a clarification was present in the original text, but I considered that the text should be shortened hi .
      2. faiver
        faiver 29 October 2020 11: 45
        0
        Unfortunately, quite a lot.
        - it is probably worth noting that ours somehow did not stand on ceremony with the Americans ...
  4. sergo1914
    sergo1914 29 October 2020 09: 03
    +6
    Therefore, the bomber was upgraded into a nuclear submarine.
    1. tralflot1832
      tralflot1832 29 October 2020 09: 11
      -3
      Sorry, since you have already revealed a terrible military secret, in the nuclear submarine the plane was modernized according to the most secret technology, using a file. In our case, with the help of a file, steamboats were obtained from diesel locomotives, and, on the contrary, from steamboats - diesel locomotives.
    2. Crabong
      Crabong 29 October 2020 09: 26
      0
      By filing ...
  5. Alien From
    Alien From 29 October 2020 09: 06
    +6
    How are such crazy articles skipped?
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  6. Borik
    Borik 29 October 2020 09: 06
    +6
    So it was not mass-produced. Yes, and amers had similar prototypes. But after the tests, both we and the Americans abandoned the idea of ​​having a nuclear aircraft. The crew did not have normal radiation protection.
    1. Pashhenko Nikolay
      Pashhenko Nikolay 29 October 2020 09: 18
      -7
      There were no prototypes. How do you even imagine transferring power to the propellers? Steam turbine? Electric motors? The weight of it all?
      1. Vasilenko Vladimir
        Vasilenko Vladimir 29 October 2020 09: 46
        +2
        Quote: Pashhenko Nikolay
        There were no prototypes.

        but before you write nonsense in the net, religion does not allow you to search ?! first flight May 61
        1. Pashhenko Nikolay
          Pashhenko Nikolay 29 October 2020 10: 42
          +5
          So you should read more carefully on this topic. There was only a laboratory, which was the only place where the reactor was located. But they did not even come close to flying at atomic energy. Not to mention some prototypes.
          1. Vasilenko Vladimir
            Vasilenko Vladimir 29 October 2020 11: 09
            +2
            installation. For the first time, a nuclear aircraft took off in the late summer of 61. The Tu-119 type apparatus made 34 flights. The flights took place both with a cold and with a launched nuclear reactor.
            1. Pashhenko Nikolay
              Pashhenko Nikolay 29 October 2020 12: 45
              +1
              Quite right. But the language will not turn to call it a prototype.
            2. Sergey Sfiedu
              Sergey Sfiedu 29 October 2020 19: 43
              +5
              34 flights were taken by the Tu-95LAL flying laboratory (ed. 247), which carried a removable nuclear reactor in the cargo compartment, not connected in any way with the engines. The Tu-119, a nuclear-powered aircraft, was never built.
            3. niksfromru
              niksfromru 30 October 2020 11: 57
              +1
              With the same success, the aircraft carrying batteries can be called "electric", and timber - "wood-fired";)
      2. KCA
        KCA 29 October 2020 10: 35
        +5
        The reactor was not connected to the engines, the plane flew as usual, on kerosene, only the reactor itself was tested, the possibility of installation on an aircraft, it did not come to using the reactor as a power plant, the project was closed due to the reasons indicated in the article
    2. Dmitry V.
      Dmitry V. 29 October 2020 10: 14
      0
      Quote: Borik
      The crew did not have normal protection from radiation.


      This is not the only reason - the potential plane crash of this plane contaminated a huge territory.
  7. Ka-52
    Ka-52 29 October 2020 09: 08
    10
    The designers of the USSR created the Tu-119, the world's only aircraft with a nuclear reactor on board.

    as if not created. There was a project called "119". The project did not go beyond the project, and not because of problems with the reactor (by that time, flights with a working reactor on board were already carried out on the Tu-95LAL, an engine for the NK-14A automated control system was created), but due to a decline in interest in such projects from the country's leadership ... Khrushchev was carried away by missiles and aircraft with ACS went to the second (or rather 132) plan.
    1. venik
      venik 29 October 2020 10: 31
      +2
      Quote: Ka-52
      as if not created. There was a project called "119"

      ========
      That's right! There was a prototype on which the reactor was dragged (as a "cargo"), both in the cold and in the "hot" state, but the engines were ordinary. The effectiveness of protecting the crew from radiation and a number of other issues was simply checked ...
  8. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 29 October 2020 09: 10
    +6
    weak economy of Russia (USSR)
    fool fool fool
  9. BAI
    BAI 29 October 2020 09: 17
    +8
    Interestingly, the authors of "news" (or translators) read themselves what they write?
    The USSR had a bomber that the United States feared to shoot down


    и
    the plane never entered service with the USSR Air Force


    How can you shoot down something that isn't?
    1. venik
      venik 29 October 2020 10: 47
      +3
      Quote: BAI
      How can you shoot down something that isn't?

      ========
      "Bach inspired" an old English anecdote:
      The Logdon-Edinburgh train. A gentleman sits in the compartment, tearing the Times to shreds, crumples up and throwing the crumpled pieces out the window. His neighbor asked:
      - Why are you doing it?
      “You see, when I was in India, I was told that this method helps to scare away pursuing elephants! replied the gentleman.
      - But where do you see the elephants? They are simply not here! - objected the neighbor.
      - You see, then the method does HELP! - the gentleman was delighted.
      wassat
      PS That's how it is, well, after all, did the Americans shoot down a plane with an eder engine? So - FEARED! (A sample of "Chinese logic"!) laughing lol wassat
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  11. APASUS
    APASUS 29 October 2020 09: 22
    +2
    Chernobyl flies across the sky, here you really think about shooting down or not shooting down?
    1. kpd
      kpd 29 October 2020 10: 01
      0
      It's far from Chernobyl ...
      Still, the reactor loading of 190 tons of uranium is clearly not about an airplane, so in the event of a crash of such a machine, the consequences will be much less.
  12. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 29 October 2020 09: 23
    -2
    I think this article should be considered as intrigues of the CIA, maybe someone will mention the case that we put a nuclear reactor in Petrel. That and that flies! Baltun is a godsend for the spien. But if you really want to, then you can! Good morning everyone! You can have fun!
  13. Shkworen
    Shkworen 29 October 2020 09: 31
    0
    I remember there was a documentary about atomolets and it told about projects in the USSR and the USA. The United States did it on the basis of the B-36, but in the end they were too clever with the protection and there the mass of protection turned out to be too large, about 70 tons, the plane never took off. In the USSR, on the basis of TU-95, but they saved on protection, and the pilots were no longer of childbearing age, and there were still a couple of flights. And then there was a breakthrough in missile technology and programs were curtailed in both countries.
  14. Jacket in stock
    Jacket in stock 29 October 2020 09: 44
    +1
    In the middle of the twentieth century, there was generally a lot of enthusiasm for scientific and technological progress. And apple trees on Mars, and atomic planes, and other wunderwales.
    Then it turned out that everything has boundaries.
    But why did this nonsense have to be published here?
  15. U-58
    U-58 29 October 2020 09: 52
    -1
    There was such a project. But it didn’t go beyond ideas and sketches.
    The reasons are set out in the article.
    1. Turist1996
      Turist1996 29 October 2020 19: 37
      -2
      To begin with - study the materiel, and then write your "authoritative" opinion!
      1. U-58
        U-58 30 October 2020 07: 17
        0
        Mate studied part. What am I missing?)))))
        Enlighten
  16. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 29 October 2020 10: 11
    +1
    tralflot1832 (Andrey S.)
    What are they talking about, Ren TV have seen enough?
    Before writing so categorically, it would be better to take an interest in the history of Soviet aviation.
    1. Shkworen
      Shkworen 29 October 2020 10: 13
      0
      Discovery has a series "planes that have never flown", there is one episode just about atomic airplanes :)
  17. Dmitry V.
    Dmitry V. 29 October 2020 10: 21
    +3

    In the period 1959-1960, an aircraft with a nuclear reactor Tu-95LAL was ready and based at an airfield in the Moscow region. Minister Dementev personally came to see him. In the fall of 1961, the aircraft made 34 successful flights. Test pilots M.M. Nyukhtikov, M.A.Zhila, E.A. Goryunov and development scientists flew the aircraft, both with a working reactor and a stopped reactor.

    During the tests of the Tu-95LAL, satisfactory characteristics were obtained to protect the crew from radiation, but the bulky protection required a further reduction in weight characteristics.

    The main problem in the operation of the Tu-95LAL was the consequences of the destruction of the reactor from a possible plane crash.

    http://the100.ru/inventors/strategic-bomber-with-nuclear-engines.html
  18. oks537
    oks537 29 October 2020 11: 41
    +2
    "Destruction of Tu-119 in the air will be tantamount to a major nuclear explosion"
    It will not - of all the damaging factors, only radioactive contamination acts here.

    "this bomber will not dare to shoot down any country in the world, including the United States"
    Nonsense. The adversaries had to watch how the Tu-119 uses nuclear warheads on their territory and be afraid to shoot it down ???
    1. garri-lin
      garri-lin 29 October 2020 19: 18
      +1
      Add that special warheads were widely used for air defense and missile defense at that time.
  19. Azimuth
    Azimuth 29 October 2020 15: 27
    +1
    There have been many projects related to atomic energy. Once we read this in the magazines "Tekhnika-Molodezhi", now "people" are retold on RenTV through the mouth of the failed Mata Hari ...
    If we talk about reactors and nuclear energy in the military sphere, then from what happened, now after the implementation of the floating nuclear thermal power plant project, it may be worthwhile to return to the designs of mobile nuclear power plants (PAES), at one time there were TE-3 / -7 projects on a tracked chassis heavy tank T-10 and Pamir-630D on wheeled semi-trailers.
    And then these projects were intended primarily for the northern territories, and now, with the deployment of a powerful group of forces to protect our interests in the Arctic, they are relevant in the north.
    There was news about the resumption or possible resumption of work, let's see what will be given as a result. But airplanes with nuclear reactors are still science fiction for the future.
  20. Old26
    Old26 29 October 2020 15: 48
    +4
    The designers of the USSR created the Tu-119, the world's only aircraft with a nuclear reactor on board. The aircraft was capable of flying the longest possible distances.

    What did the author eat? Mushrooms? Tu-95LAL made its first flight in 1961, American NV-36 - in 1955

    Quote: The same LYOKHA
    Anna Chapman at her workplace brainwashes the electorate as well as the American media ...
    Well, a bomber with a nuclear reactor on board is cool belay ... I don't even know what is more dangerous than what are the nuclear bombs and the missiles that it carries or the nuclear reactor in it ... in general, the Molotov nuclear cocktail ... tremble the enemy ... he flies to you.

    Due to the fact that the programs were more dangerous for both us and the Americans were closed
    1. Minato2020
      Minato2020 30 October 2020 14: 06
      0
      Quote: Old26

      What did the author eat? Mushrooms?
      Tu-95LAL made its first flight in 1961, the American NV-36 in 1955


      About the American project has already been on TopVar.

      Pluto is the nuclear heart for a supersonic low-altitude cruise missile.

      ... the study of the possibility of using nuclear energy in aircraft engines began in New York in 1946, later the research was moved to Oak Ridge (Tennessee) to the main center of US nuclear research. As part of the use of nuclear energy for the movement of aircraft, the NEPA (Nuclear Energy for Propulsion of Aircraft) project was launched. During its implementation, a large number of studies of open-cycle nuclear power plants were carried out. The coolant for such installations was air, which entered the reactor through the air intake for heating and subsequent emission through the jet nozzle ...

      ... At this time, the customers from the Pentagon, who financed the Pluto project, began to be overcome with doubts. Since the missile was launched from the territory of the United States and flew over the territory of the American allies at low altitude in order to avoid detection by the USSR air defense systems, some military strategists wondered whether the missile would pose a threat to the allies? Even before the Pluto rocket drops bombs on the enemy, it will first stun, crush and even irradiate allies. (It was expected that from Pluto flying overhead, the noise level on the ground would be about 150 decibels. For comparison, the noise level of the rocket that sent the Americans to the Moon (Saturn V) at full thrust was 5 decibels). Of course, ruptured eardrums would be the least problem if you were under a naked reactor flying over your head that roasted you like a chicken with gamma and neutron radiation.
      All this made officials from the Ministry of Defense call the project "too provocative". In their opinion, the presence of such a missile in the United States, which is almost impossible to stop and which can cause damage to the state, which is somewhere between unacceptable and insane, can force the USSR to create a similar weapon ...

      ... Although the creators of the rocket argued that Pluto was inherently also elusive, military analysts expressed bewilderment - how something so noisy, hot, large and radioactive could go unnoticed for the time it takes to complete a mission. At the same time, the US Air Force had already begun to deploy Atlas and Titan ballistic missiles, which were capable of reaching targets several hours earlier than the flying reactor, and the USSR anti-missile system, the fear of which was the main impetus for the creation of Pluto. , did not become a hindrance to ballistic missiles, despite successful test interceptions ...


      https://topwar.ru/35496-pluton-yadernoe-serdce-dlya-sverhzvukovoy-nizkovysotnoy-krylatoy-rakety.html
  21. Yuriy6116
    Yuriy6116 29 October 2020 19: 13
    +2
    Tu-95LAL, on which a nuclear power plant was tested in 1989, was personally seen at the training airfield of the Irkutsk VVAIU. The reactor was, of course, dismantled (1986-87).
  22. Turist1996
    Turist1996 29 October 2020 19: 35
    0
    The Chinese author, apparently, smoked some grass before writing an article ..
    If only the materials that are in the internet in the public domain, I would have studied for decency ?!
    And then you read - "people got mixed up, horses .."
  23. Astra55
    Astra55 29 October 2020 23: 26
    +7
    The Soviet Union possessed the only bomber in the world that even the United States was afraid to shoot down.

    It's hard to understand Chinese logic.
    In his opinion, the United States would rather have the Tu-119 bombed over New York than it would have been shot down over the Arctic?
    fool
  24. Dilettante grandfather
    Dilettante grandfather 30 October 2020 04: 50
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    Bomber - in development. Prototype - was built, performed flights. But the crew, in fact, was in danger from the reactor. In general, it was dangerous to find the plane in the air: an error in piloting, a disaster, and that's it. Nuclear disaster. It is correct that they abandoned the project.
    1. niksfromru
      niksfromru 30 October 2020 12: 06
      0
      As already noted, it was not a "prototype" that was built, but a flying laboratory. Well, constant combat patrols with nuclear weapons aboard even an ordinary bomber was unsafe. Several notorious B-29 and B-52 disasters and "lost" nuclear bombs were relatively "painless" for those around them.
  25. ZEMCH
    ZEMCH 30 October 2020 14: 30
    +1
    in the future the world will see "the next Tu-119".
    Photos used:

    Quite possible))) wink First they will look at the Petrel, and then it will come to the strategist wink
  26. Igor Polovodov
    Igor Polovodov 30 October 2020 20: 45
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    Nuclear drone ... like a satellite, a guide of the world, a ghost circling the earth ...