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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP26 Jan 2018 9:59 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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Cacique Caribe Inactive Member27 Jan 2018 6:22 a.m. PST

That's one big bird!


Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP27 Jan 2018 9:46 a.m. PST



28mm Fanatik27 Jan 2018 1:32 p.m. PST

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

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