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[video=youtube;ncUdqT8AxY0]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncUdqT8AxY0[/video]
 

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The restoration of Doc:

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I am working to restore a B-17. We are in year 11 and have many to go. Sixteen years is pretty fast in my opinion. Well done to everyone that worked on her; she's a beauty.
 

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Any Russian ripped off versions still out there?

How Russians copied captured B-29
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/1319691/How-Russians-copied-captured-B-29.html


[video=youtube;xf5ASV7FOB4]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xf5ASV7FOB4[/video]
There are only three Tu-4s known to still exist.

One is at the Central Air Forces Museum at Monino, outside Moscow. I had the opportunity to photograph it two years ago when I was there.



The other two are at the Chinese Air Force museum at Datangshan, outside Beijing. Both were modified with turboprops, and one had a large radar fitted to it, turning it into an AEWC platform. While the AEWC version never flew as it was too heavy, the Chinese did not fully retire the Tu-4 until 1988. It is rumored there are some stashed away at remote bases in inner Mongolia, but if that is true, no one has seen them.
 
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