Tupolev Tu-160

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Tu-160 Belyy Lebed
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Tupolev Tu-160 in flicht ower Roushie, Mey 2014
Role Supersonic strategic bomber
Naitional oreegin Soviet Union/Roushie
Design group Tupolev
Biggit bi Kazan Aircraft Production Association
First flicht 18 December 1981
Introduction 30 December 2005 (IOC in 1987)
Status In service
Primar uiser Roushie Air Force
Produced 1984–1992, 2002, 2008,[1] 2017[2]
Nummer biggit 36 (9 prototypes an 27 serial aircraft)

The Tupolev Tu-160 (Roushie: Туполев Ту-160 Белый лебедь, romanised: Belyy Lebed, lit. 'White Swan'[3]; NATO reportin name: Blackjack) is a supersonic, variable-sweep weeng hivy strategic bomber designed bi the Tupolev Design Bureau in the Soviet Union.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Russian Air Force receives new Tu-160 strategic bomber". sputniknews.com. 29 April 2008. Retrieved 28 October 2017.
  2. "Russia's Mach 2 Tu-160M2 Strategic Bomber Revealed (PHOTOS, VIDEO)". Sputnik (news agency). 16 November 2017. Retrieved 17 November 2017.
  3. "The upgraded Tu-160 performed its first flight". Russian Aviation. 27 November 2014. Retrieved 20 November 2015.