Baade 150

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The OKB-1 Baade 150 was a heavy frontline-bomber developed by German ex. Junkers engineer Brunolf Baade for testing purposes and evaluation by the USSR.
In the aftermath of WW2, the USSR had seized many German R&D facilities, and shipped the found documents and engineers to the Soviet Union to conduct their own research and development. Among them, Junkers engineer Brunolf Baade was assigned to OKB-1, the foreign aeroplane research and developmnent department which was tasked with experimenting on new jet-bomber designs.

Out of the program, three prototypes emerged; the OKB-1 131 light frontline-bomber, the OKB-1 140 medium frontline-bomber, and the OKB-1 150 heavy frontline-bomber. The OKB-1 150 specifically was designed by Brunolf Baade, who, after being repatriated to East Germany in 1953, would go on to use the design of the 150 to create the Baade 152 passenger airliner for East Germany, essentially being the civillian version of the Baade 150.

Brunolf Baade with a scale-model of the Baade 152, 1957.

The Baade 150 was designed from 1948 to 1952 as a frontline support-bomber, capable of both strategic and tactical bombardments of enemy positions and facilities at or behind a potential frontline. The plane was larger than both the OKB-1 131 and 140, being only a bit smaller than it’s spiritual successor, the Tu-16, which was developed partially from data collected from the OKB-1 program.

The OKB-1 150 had it’s first flight on the 5th September 1952, and the last, 17th flight, was conducted on the 9th of May 1953, when the plane balloned and crashed on the runway from a height of roughly 10 meters. The damages were never repaired, OKB-1 was dissolved and all German engineers were repatriated to East Germany.

Images of the OKB-1 Baade 150



'150'  3v


Early concepts

140 & 150

Baade 150 compared to Baade 152



Sh-23 cannon

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Baade 152




Crew: 5 (pilot, co-pilot, bombing-officer, 2x gunners)
Length: 26,74m
Wingspan: 24,1m
Height: 7,6m
Empty weight: 26.100kg
Gross weight: 47.000kg
Powerplant: 2x Lyulka TR-3A, later renamed to Lyulka AL-5 in 1950 (49.05 kN thrust each)
Top-speed: 970 kph
Range: 4.500km
Endurance: 5h 36min
Service-ceiling: 12.500m
Armament: 1x forward-facing Sh-23 23mm cannon, 2x Sh-23 in dorsal turret, 2x Sh-23 in tail-turret, up to 6.000kg of bombs in internal bay


I personally think this plane should be added to both the Soviet and German tech-trees, for Germany, under the East German flag, with either no roundels at all or the East German airforce roundels, similar to the German IL-28 and with the name “Baade 150”, while the Soviet version should also either have no roundels, or the Soviet Airforce stars, similar to the Soviet IL-28 and with the name “OKB-1 150”.

This plane would be an excellent top-tier “medium / heavy jet-bomber” for Germany, which otherwise lacks any such heavy jet-bombers, while the USSR would get a nice upgrade to the IL-28, which could better lead into heavier bombers such as the Tu-16.

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I think this aircraft is more important for the German tree, but I wouldn’t mind if it went in the USSR tree too.


Very interisting, didn’t know about this plane +1