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The Tupolev 91 carrier-based naval attack aircraft, superior to the Fairey Gannet, only not going in to production because Kruschev ridiculed its appearance.



Carrier based? The USSR did not have carriers until the Kiev class in the 1970s, so where was it going to be based? Soviet Naval Aviation operated a lot of land based types, so was it meant to be land based?
 
Carrier based? The USSR did not have carriers until the Kiev class in the 1970s, so where was it going to be based? Soviet Naval Aviation operated a lot of land based types, so was it meant to be land based?
Stalin had nascent plans for a carrier capability of which the Tu-91 BOOT was to provide a strike/torpedo capability in the same class as the Gannett and Alize. When Comrade Joe popped his clogs, the ships and aircraft were cancelled.

The USSR did not have carriers until the Kiev class in the 1970s
Technically, the Soviet Navy briefly owned the German carrier Graf Zeppelin between Apr 45 when it was captured at Stettin and Aug 47 when they sank it off the Polish Baltic port of Swinemunde.


Regards,
MM
 
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Stalin had nascent plans for a carrier capability of which the Tu-91 BOOT was to provide a strike/torpedo capability in the same class as the Gannett and Alize. When Comrade Joe popped his clogs, the ships and aircraft were cancelled.



Technically, the Soviet Navy briefly owned the German carrier Graf Zeppelin between Apr 45 when it was captured at Stettin and Aug 47 when they sank it off the Polish Baltic port of Swinemunde.


Regards,
MM
What aircraft were the Germans planning to operate from the Graf Zeppelin?
 
What aircraft were the Germans planning to operate from the Graf Zeppelin?
As has been mentioned, the Bf109T fighter...

...Ju87C dive bomber...


...and Fi167 torpedo bomber/spotter.

Regards,
MM
 

Splitz

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2nd pic could explain some of those long, cold and bumpy bus rides to school in the '60's.
Do I recall these being operated as cross-channel car carriers out of Lydd in the 1950's? Somewhere in the dusty corridors of what passes for my memory the name 'Silver City Airways' is a distant echo...
 

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