Tupolev Tu-160
1981
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Tupolev Tu-160

The strategic bomber with variable geometry wings similar to B-1B. The first prototype "70" flew in 1981. Entered service in 1987. By 1994 about 30 were built at Kazan aviation plant.

Tupolev Tu-160


Specification 
 CREW4
 ENGINE4 x NK-32, 245.2kN
 WEIGHTS
    Take-off weight275000 kg606274 lb
 DIMENSIONS
    Wingspan35.6/55.7 m117 ft 10 in / 183 ft 9 in
    Length54.1 m178 ft 6 in
    Height13.1 m43 ft 0 in
    Wing area360.0 m23875.00 sq ft
 PERFORMANCE
    Max. speed2200 km/h1367 mph
    Cruise speed850 km/h528 mph
    Ceiling15000 m49200 ft
 ARMAMENT22500kg of weapons

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Tupolev Tu-160A three-view drawing (1000 x 569)

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Paul Scott, 17.08.2016

Exceptional aircraft, 88,000lbs bombload.

Dalhats Laudzafata Avicena, 19.12.2013

The Tupolev 160 isnt copy of any american aircraft,even the B-1,the development of the tupolev 160 started when soviet union started to make supersonic bomber,the first design much like tu-144.

And if the tu-160 is B-1 copy this wouldnot be the strategic bomber,but
the aircraft that able to penetrete defensive system like B-1 can and its wellbe equipt with jammers or PGM,not with missille.

People says like that only because tu-160 body like B-1.

Dalhats Laudzafata Avicena, 25.11.2013

Actually this is not the biggest bomber ever construct this is the 3rd largest bomber after m-50 and xb-70.
And according to some source this can carrying 40 tonnes of ordnance,if thetupolev 160 is stealth bombe.I think this is the world deadliest weapon.

augusto, 23.07.2012

alguien sabe si el borde inferior de salida del ala se levanta para ponerse en flecha o es el freno

Steven, 15.07.2012

You mean Ukraine?

mali, 20.06.2011

when the soviets break apart, ucrania was the one who has more of thems.Lucky guys.

, 20.06.2011

Tupolev Tu-160

KL, 11.03.2011

I shot one of these down in 1992

Aero99, 12.02.2011

The Tu-160 is a great aircraft. It is also the largest operational bomber in the world according to numberous sources.

a.casais, 02.11.2010

Well i believe this plane they use to call "blackjack" by the NATO i know why, even in the cost.when the soviets break apart, ucrania was the one who has more of thems.Lucky guys.

a.casais, 02.11.2010

Well i believe this plane they use to call "blackjack" by the NATO i know why, even in the cost.when the soviets break apart, ucrania was the one who has more of thems.Lucky guys.

a.casais, 02.11.2010

Well i believe this plane they use to call "blackjack" by the NATO i know why, even in the cost.when the soviets break apart, ucrania was the one who has more of thems.Lucky guys.

broozed, 26.08.2010

Russian aircraft, the best and most reliable in the world, in contrast to the U.S..

Nikos J. Farsaris, 15.05.2010

F-22A might be the only capable of intercepting a Tu-160 if uncovered by a radar at a logical range. (300Km or more)

The other intereptor wcich could this job is...(Mig31)

the-world-of-aircraft.blogspot, 27.04.2010

Tu-160 can fly with a maximum speed of 2200 km/h, so that makes it much easier to escape from the enemy's intercept. remember, f-35 can only fly with a speed of 1930 km/h,

Dokday, 28.03.2010

Tu-160 takes 40 tons of weapons.

Art Deco, 31.07.2009

There is a lawsuit in progress over defective RAM coatings on the F-22. Could be part of the reason further production is cancelled. $331M and the paint peels off in the rain.

Bill F, 29.07.2009

Stealth that was used in Bosnia was 1960s and 1970's Stealth technology. Things have gotten a LOT better since then. Both the F-22 and F-35 are more stealthy than the F-117A was.

Art Deco, 24.07.2009

Da, junk like american automobiles, refusing to copy Toyota and Honda, the copycat Japanese, or Hyundai, who copycat the Japanese. American stealth doesn't work in rain. Known since Bosnia. Big secret like GM intake manifolds. Anyway, nice looking junk with good proportions and impressive performance.

theprofessor, 24.07.2009

Russians are one of the best copycat builders in the world, as are the japanese, korean, and chinese people. But it doesn't mean that when they fabricate, that it will be a copy...a lot of russian aircraft are built like junk, but are mass-produced....there is no quality whatsoever

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