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The TB-7 Nr 42066 was bringing Vyacheslav Molotov in in Scotland

(Rus) On 29th April 1942 the western Allies got to examine closely the awesome TB-7 Nr 42066 heavy bomber when an example landed at Tealing in Scotland. The aircraft was bringing Vyacheslav Mikhailovich Molotov, Soviet Commissar for Foreign Affairs, to Britain to sign a treaty with his British counterpart, Anthony Eden. In late May, another TB-7 arrived at Tealing, this time transitting on to the USA on another diplomatic mission. Note the Hawker Hurricanes of 56 Operational Training Unit and a DH Hornet Moth in the background.

Philip Jarret collection


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