The TU-160 missile aircraft carrier bomber aims to destroy the targets deep behind the remote geographical areas and the back of the mainland theater. It is the largest supersonic aircraft and variable geometric aircraft in the history of military aviation. It is also the heaviest fighter in the world with the highest take -off weight in bomber. Due to its strength and elegance, TU-160 was named “White Swan” informal.

Figure 160 is famous white swan


The TU-160 is an integrated low-wing configuration aircraft with variable wing, three-wheeled landing gear, full flight rear wing and tail.

High -liking device includes sewing wings, dual -groove wings, spoiler and placketing auxiliary wings for roll control. The four engines are paired in the cabin installed in the abdomen.

Two compartments that are effective in loading are connected in series (one by one). The main materials of the fuselage include titanium, thermal treatment of aluminum alloy, steel alloy and composite materials. The TU-160 is equipped with a container for hose cone-type air refueling system.

The TU-160 aircraft prototype was drove during the first flight of the test pilot Bi Veremey on December 18, 1981. In October 1984, the test of the first production aircraft began. In April 1987, the TA-160 remotely available for the first time to Ukraine. By 2000, 36 TU-160 aircraft have been produced.



In 2015, it was decided to restore the production of TU-160 strategic missile carrier named Kazan Aviation Factory named after SP Gorbunov. In 2017, a new TU-160 strategic missile carrier aircraft was built. The aircraft first flew on January 25, 2018.

It was said on January 12, 2022 that the first newly manufactured Tu-160M ​​strategic bomber carried out the first flight on the same day.

To fly

According to the official website of the Russian National Technology Group on the 12th, the latest Mu-160M ​​strategic bomber made its first flight at the airport of Kazan Aircraft Manufacturing Factory under Topersov. The height of this flight was 600 meters, and the flight lasted about 30 minutes. It was completed by the Taberv Design Bureau’s test flight unit to check the stability and controllability of the aircraft in the air.