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Kurtis
11-02-2006, 12:38 PM
Would appreciate any contacts or links to information/details on the Soviet Bomber missions of this aircraft. Or on details of any Soviet bombing missions. Details are lacking on this subject.

Nickdfresh
11-02-2006, 04:29 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petlyakov_Pe-8

Sorry, I can't find the site I looked at last night on this, but some limited missions of a symbolic nature were flown against Berlin, and were flown with special long range diesel engines. They were not successful, as the Red Air Force did not emphasize it's pre-WWII bomber wings.

Nickdfresh
11-02-2006, 04:30 PM
http://www.aviation.ru/Pe/8/Pe-8.jpg

Interesting aircraft...

Panzerknacker
11-03-2006, 09:17 AM
The russian B-17 ?

http://combatavia.info/pe8_01.jpg


This aircraft was used mostly for transport duties, one carried the foreign minister Molotov everywhere.

Lancer44
11-04-2006, 05:43 AM
Here you can find something...

http://zhukov.mitsi.com/sovietbombers.htm

Cheers,

Lancer44

Chevan
11-04-2006, 06:32 AM
Hi Lancer-mate
We already had the simular theme in thread about Dresden.
Soviet night Pe-8 raid on Berlin in august 1941 had more psychological effect rather then war.
11 Pe-8 ( just 6 come back to the airfields on different reasons) dropped bombs on Berlin.
The remained aircraft were used mostly as transport or spesial-passenger purposes like Panzerknacker told.
I agree with Lancer's source. It was quite sensless action bombing. And soon after the prodaction of super-dear Pe-8 was stopped ,becouse the front needed by ILs,Jaks and Migs for the REAL fight with german army.

already after the WW2 USSR the strategic bombers were necessary as the aircraft-carrier of the nuclear weapons. It was developed Tu-4, soviet copy of B-29.

Nickdfresh
11-04-2006, 12:53 PM
Yes, interesting how the Soviets used indiscriminate incendiary attacks at night. They must be war criminals.:)

Chevan
11-04-2006, 04:33 PM
Certainly they were a war criminals, who is doubt? ;)
Only holy US strategic bombers forces which burned on and destroed whole cities together with population for a hours weren't war criminals, becouse in fight for "democraty" any methods (including nazi's) are good :)

Lancer44
11-05-2006, 04:13 AM
Certainly they were a war criminals, who is doubt? ;)
Only holy US strategic bombers forces which burned on and destroed whole cities together with population for a hours weren't war criminals, becouse in fight for "democraty" any methods (including nazi's) are good :)

Chevan, stop it, please...
I cannot stand another thread about Dresden.
Enough is enough!

Cheers,

Lancer44

Firefly
11-06-2006, 04:29 PM
This WILL NOT be another Dresden thread.

Chevan
11-07-2006, 12:23 AM
Hey, who did say about Dresden , guys?
I just wrote we had the simular discuss about Pe-8 in Dresden thread.
I absolutly don't intend repit it again.
And if Nickdfresh have a good feeling of humor why not support him :)