The Myasishchev M-6 (Bison-B) was a long range maritime patrol aircraft used by the USSR from the 1960s to the 1990s. It had been planned as a long range strategic bomber but was not successful in that role.
The Myasishchev M-4 (named Bison-A by NATO) was designed as a strategic bomber similar to the US B-52 bomber and first flew in January 1953.
However it lacked range due to its high fuel consumption and aerodynamic problems.
An improved version, the M-6 (Bison-B) with aerodynamic improvements and better engines, was made in 1955 but it’s primary role became long range maritime patrol.
A later Bison-C version was produced but the Bison was not a very successful bomber and only 95 were manufactured, many being converted to aerial refuellers.
The last one was retired from service in 1994.
This model represents a production Bison-B during the 1960s
Anigrand 1/144 kit completed by Leigh Edmonds in September 2016.