Tupolev-160 White Swan (Blackjack)

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  1. gadeshi

    gadeshi Senior Member Senior Member

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    This is dedicated topic for Tu-160 and its modifications.
    Please post all the subject related info here.

    A photos to start - Tu-160 training flights at Enghels AB (Saratov):
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    Anhd another more photos frm Enghels:
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    And the final one for today:
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    A Kh-101 long range (5500km) VLO ALCMs launched by Tu-160:
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    and in Tu-160 MWBs:
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    And a launch sequence:
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    And a launch sequence on video:

    And previous drill Kh-555 launch graphics:
     
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    great bird, hope we can get 10-12 of these...............
     
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    No way to do this.
    1 - Tu-160 is a dooms day bomber for "special occasions" only. This will be never exported nowhere.
    2 - Russians have too few of them untill 2020, when their Tu-160M2 modernized version production will be renewed.
    3 - It's too expensive for export.
     
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    Generic Kh-55 in Tu-160 MWB:
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    Kh-101/102 size comparable to Kh-55:
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    Named in the honour of Andrei Tupolev. Good decision.

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    @gadeshi, please open a thread on Tupolev-144 when you get a chance.
     
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    There is another one Tu-160 named after its chief designer Valentin Blizniuk:
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    Tu 160 ' White Swan '! Wings of Russia
     
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    Another goodies about a beauty:
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    And the rest of this interesting album:
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    A Kh-555 and Kh-101 comparison:
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    and a Kh-101 itself:
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    these are strategy aircrafts,

    india got need for these ???

    but before these india requires fighter jets,

    cruise missiles and MIRV warheads serve better instead of these.
     
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    Noone in a sane mind will sell a dedicated doomsday weapons even to the allies :)
     
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    yeah but point is india requires amca and fgfa before buying or making these,

    thats useful for russia,

    but india must not spend any resources on these when there is need of fighter jet is yet to be fulfilled.
     
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    Another MLU updated Tu-160M performs factory test flight:
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