Tupolev Tu.4 Bomber Instrument Panels
AeroAntique is pleased to share this instrument panel owned by one of our good friends. We welcome inquiries and are happy to put you in contact with the owner of this artifact. Please email us with the name of the artifact at firstname.lastname@example.org .
These Cold War-era Tupolev Tu.4 instrument panels reside in the collection of our friend Charles Darby of New Zealand.
According to Charles:
"Instrument panel layout of the later Tu.4 heavy bombers bore very little resemblance to those of their American "grandfather" the B-29.
Obviously missing are the variometers, with the large space for their adjusting knobs at the 6 o'clock position, but what are the correct instruments that should occupy all the other empty spaces in these panels? Help please ----."