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Tango0126 Jan 2018 10:59 p.m. PST

"Russia has started test flying the first "new" Tupolev Tu-160 Blackjack supersonic strategic bomber. However, this first airframe will primarily be used as a flight sciences test aircraft — it is not a fully equipped mission capable strategic bomber. Moreover, this particular airframe was likely assembled from parts that were originally built during the Soviet-era.

"The 804th plane made using Soviet aircraft breakthroughs took to the skies for the first time last week and has been performing evaluation flights since then," a Russian Defense Ministry source told the TASS news agency. "The missile-carrying aircraft will be delivered to the Aerospace Force until the end of this year."…"

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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP27 Jan 2018 7:22 a.m. PST

That's one big bird!

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Tango0127 Jan 2018 10:46 a.m. PST

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28mm Fanatik27 Jan 2018 2:32 p.m. PST

TU-160's were used to launch cruise missiles against ISIS targets only two years ago.

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