The Tupolev Tu-119 (Tu-95LAL) test plane was a modified Tupolev Tu-95 Soviet bomber aircraft which flew from 1961 to 1965. It was intended to see if a nuclear reactor could be used to power an aircraft. Without the need to refuel, the resulting nuclear aircraft would have greatly extended range compared to conventional designs. The design was analogous to the United States’ earlier Convair X-6.
I can only imagine what the fallout would be if this would have crashed in a populated area. Scary thought!Favorite This!