Russian Tu-160 Blackjack

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The Tupolev Tu-160 (NATO reporting name Blackjack) is a supersonic, variable-geometry heavy bomber designed by the Soviet Union. The Tu-160 is the heaviest combat aircraft ever built. The aircraft is similar to the B-1 Lancer, but 430mph (692 km/h) faster than the Lancer, and possesses greater range and payload capabilities. Produced 10 years later than the B-1, it flies at 10,000 ft (3,048 m) lower maximum altitude.

Its pilots call the Tu-160 the “White Swan”, due to the surprising maneuverability and antiflash white finish of the aircraft.

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    4 Responses to Russian Tu-160 Blackjack

    1. One, six and ace? Hit me.

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    2. This gave me flashbacks to Tiki’s Military Dump. I got the chills and started trembling terribly. Fortunately, the solution was a stiff drink, so it all worked out in the end.

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    3. That’s also tiki’s cause of posting large amounts of images

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    4. My grandpa and a small team (about 12) designed and drafted the b-1 in the later 50’s. He said it was bad ass for about five years- but the b-52 was still cheaper and easier to make- there wasn’t much need for a supersonic bomber at that time. Then Nixon started f*ckin up- and war programs were changing fundings.. the b-1 needed a complete rebuild =$$$$$$$$$$$$ so he said fuck-it.. build SR-71 instead.

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