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Tupolev Tu-160/AKA- "Super-sonic death-bird".
Category. Statistic.
First flight on. 19 December 1981.
Retired on. No.
Major contractor(s)  Kazan Aircraft Production Association for the Tupolev OKB.
Dose it use nukes or cruse missiles. Yes, both.
Fight ceiling  . 15,006 m (49,235 ft).
Top speed. Mach 2.05 (2,220 km/h, 1,200 knots, 1,380 mph) at 12,200 m (40,000 ft).
Range. 12,300 km (7,643 mi) practical range without in-flight refueling, Mach 0.77 and carrying 6 × Kh-55SM dropped at mid range and 5% fuel reserves.
Crew. 4.
Nationality(s). Soviet.
Class. Supersonic strategic bomber and missile carrier.
Rate of climb.

Rate of climb- 70 m/s (13,860 ft/min).

Ground attack weapons. It carries bombs and both the Raduga Kh-15 and Kh-55 air to ground missiles.

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WORLDS FASTEST NUCLEAR BOMBER Russian Tu 160 Blackjack better than US air force B1 Bomber-001:11

WORLDS FASTEST NUCLEAR BOMBER Russian Tu 160 Blackjack better than US air force B1 Bomber-0

Tupolev Tu-160 at MAKS 2007. The Soviet Tu 160 Blackjack bomber was both super-sonic and rather expensive to maintain.

Also seeEdit

  1. B-52 Stratofortress bomber
  2. Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker
  3. Avro Vulcan
  4. Atomic warfare information notes.
  5. A nuclear\atomic holocaust or nuclear apocalypse

Also see- for an interesting alternate history (Act of War video game) story about the bomber.

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