Ditching a Tu-16 was definitely much worse than bailing out from one: the main cockpit has only a narrow emergency hatch overhead, and the aft cockpit has none at all--the tail crew members had to escape through the two little "leaf"-type windows of the tail gunner's compartment, just above the gunhouse
. (30) Inflight refueling, because of the complicated behavior of these big birds at low speed and the primitive wing-to-wing technology used in the USSR, was almost as dangerous as a combat sortie with live ordnance.
The C4 Fashion Designers Joyce Gunhouse
& Judy Cornish for comrags, David Dixon, Franco Mirabelli, Jeremy Laing, Joeffer Caoc, Izzy Camilleri, Alia & Jamil Juma for Juma, Lida Baday, Jennifer Halchuk & Richard Lyle for Mercy, Paddye Mann, Pat McDonagh, Kimberley Newport Mimran for Pink Tartan.