History of creation
Design Features
The scheme
Aircraft performance


Development: Tupolev Design Bureau
Maiden flight: 1981
The design phase: Modernization

The Tu-160 bomber is designed for the destruction of critical installations in remote areas and in the deep rear of continental theaters. It is the largest supersonic aircraft in the history of military aviation, a variable-sweep wing aircraft, as well as the heaviest warplane in the world, which has the largest maximum take-off weight among all bombers.

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