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SB family
by Massimo Tessitori
Updated on October 13, 2013
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Evolution and painting of SB in Soviet service

Prototypes

Evolution and painting of SB in Soviet AF service

flat-engined variants: SB 2M-100, M-100A, M-103

Evolution and painting of SB in Soviet AF service

sharp-engined variants: SB 2M-103A/U, M-104, M-105

Evolution and painting of USB in Soviet AF service

all training variants

Ar-2

The last operative member of SB family, plus SB-MMN and SBB prototypes

 

Bibliography:

Tupolev SB of M.Maslov, ed. Icarus : the main reference on this subject of SB and derivatives in English.

Airwar 064 and 065: very wide and complete monographs, in Russian

Tupolew SB, Monografie Lotnicze n.083, very good monograph im Polish

Squadron-Signal in Action n.194- Tupolev SB: nice monograph in English with a lot of good photos.

 

Links:

http://crimso.msk.ru/Site/Crafts/Craft20867.htm is an excellent gallery of photos, profiles and scale drawings.

http://scalemodels.ru/modules/forum/viewtopic_t_4728_start_0.html good general topic on SB in Russian

http://wp.scn.ru/en/ww15/b/44/1/1 a wide collection of profiles of SB

http://nnm.ru/blogs/shamba/hronika_propavshego_bombardirovshika/ photographic report of the discovery of a wreck. In Russian.

http://www.avia-n-aero.ru/photo.php a mine of photos, many of which taken by German soldiers during Barbarossa and showing lots of SB, forthemost wrecked.

http://www.dishmodels.ru/wshow.htm?p=143 walkaround of the plane preserved in Monino

http://vadimvswar.narod.ru/ALL_OUT/AiKOut02/AR-2/AR-2001.htm excellent article on the evolution of SB and Ar-2, in Russian

http://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,5483.312.html good images of a well detailed SB inside for a flight simulator

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