Built by Tupolev. Assigned the VSS, ? unit. Painted in motted green camouflage. A unit insignia was painted on the right side of the rear fuselage.
During the Battle of Khalkhin Gol / Nomonhan Incident during May - September 1939. Took off from eastern Mongolia on a bombing mission against the Japanese and force landed on the steppe.
During the battle, Japanese forces photographed and inspected the wreckage.
Horonbail no arawashi page 217 (photo)
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January 31, 2018