Tag: Tu-160M2

Putin suggests civilian supersonic transport based on Tu-160 bomber
Putin was at Gorbunov air plant in Kazan to see a demonstration flight of the Tu-160M2 when he made the suggestion Russian President Vladimir Putin has suggested to United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) that a civilian supersonic airliner based on the Tu-160 bomber should be developed. As reported by Sputniknews, remembering the fate of the Tu-144, the USSR's answer to the British-French Concorde supersonic passenger...
Tu-160M2 performs its first flight, "but the aircraft features only small upgrades" source close to Russian Military says
The Tu-160M2 prototype underwent only small-scale upgrade while its airframe and the engines have remained the same Tupolev Tu-160M2 strategic bomber flight trials are underway. As reported by TASS Russia’s upgraded Tupolev Tu-160 (NATO reporting name: Blackjack) strategic bomber with Factory No. 0804 built at the Kazan Aircraft Enterprise has made its maiden flight last week. "The 804th plane made using Soviet...
Tu-160M2 to perform its maiden flight this month
The original schedule calls for TU-160M2 first flight in February but Tupolev has promised to fly it earlier As reported by TASS, Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin disclosed that the Tu-160M2 supersonic bomber will be making its first flight by end of the month. The original schedule calls for the first flight in February but Tupolev has promised to fly...