Tupolev Tu-160 Blackjack

When the US tried to buy three Tu-160 Blackjack strategic bombers to convert them as launch platforms for Pegasus Space Launch Vehicle

When the US tried to buy three Tu-160 Blackjack strategic bombers to convert them as launch platforms for Pegasus Space Launch Vehicle

16 out of 44 Tu-160 Blackjack strategic bombers would be scrapped, and three would be spared from the guillotine and… Read More

9 months ago

Russian strategic bomber engineer requests asylum in US and offers to share information on Tupolev Tu-160 Blackjack

A Russian aerospace engineer approached the US authorities seeking asylum and offering to share information on Russia’s Tu-160 strategic bomber… Read More

1 year ago

When the Blackjack “went around the corner:” The story of Russian Tupolev Tu-160 first deployment to Venezuela

On Sep. 9, 2008 three Tupolev Tu-160 Blackjack bombers took off from Engels-2 AB and headed north, "going around the… Read More

2 years ago

Blackjack Down: the tragic crash of Russian Air Force first operational Tu-160 strategic bomber

As the Tu-160 Blackjack descended from 2,100 in [6,890 ft] to 1,200 m [3,940 ft] the airframe started disintegrating, presumably… Read More

2 years ago

Two Tu-160s staged a flying display for US observers having the first close look at the Blackjack. But they had to fly with 3 engines because 1 engine failed on both aircraft.

US Air Force representatives who demanded an explanation were told that the Tu-160's engines had several operational modes, not all… Read More

2 years ago

B-1B Bone Vs Tu-160 Blackjack: Equals or Not?

The Russian military and many of the world's top aviation experts believe that the combination of the Tu-160's performance and… Read More

2 years ago

Video Shows the Maiden Flight of Russia’s first new production Tupolev Tu-160M Strategic Bomber

The video in this post features the maiden flight of Russia’s first Tupolev Tu-160M strategic bomber that rolls the Blackjack’s… Read More

2 years ago

The story of when the US tried to buy three Tu-160 strategic bombers for use as launch platforms for Pegasus Space Launch Vehicle

In March 1999, the Ukrainian MoD was authorised by the government to sell the three Blackjacks, plus spares, to the… Read More

3 years ago

Tu-160 Blackjack Vs B-1 Lancer: Copy or Not?

Sure enough, the Tupolev Tu-160 Blackjack and the Rockwell International B-1 Lancer look quite similar at first glance. Sure enough,… Read More

3 years ago

The story of Russian President Vladimir Putin ride in a Tupolev Tu-160 Blackjack during a tactical exercise involving the launch of Kh-555 cruise missiles

This was not a specially arranged Tupolev Tu-160 Blackjack "joyride" - being the Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Armed Forces,… Read More

3 years ago

In Soviet Times the Tupolev Tu-160 strategic bomber established 78 world records officially recognised by the FAI

The Tupolev Tu-160 Blackjack continued to establish records even after the fall of the Soviet Union. Developed as the answer… Read More

3 years ago

“Recent Russian Bomber Flights were probing NATO’s radar gap in the GIUK Gap,” Former commanding general of US Army Europe says

Retired Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, former commanding general of US Army Europe, says Russia is attempting to map the contours… Read More

4 years ago

News of F-35 ‘Epic Failure’ in Intercepting Tu-160 Mach 2 Bomber Was an Epic Fake. But there’s a Video Animation that Doesn’t Seem to Think So…

The Russian media reports used strikingly similar language and appeared to be copy-pasted from a single source, the Chinese news… Read More

4 years ago

Russian Tu-160 Mach 2 Bomber Reportedly Left Two F-35A Fighters Behind in the Skies Over Japanese Sea

The F-35As tried to pursuit the bomber, but the Tu-160 Blackjack was too fast for the stealth jets. An unusual… Read More

5 years ago

Watch Russian Tu-160 Strategic Bombers Arriving in South Africa

Footages show two Tu-160 strategic bombers taking off from an unknown location in Russia, and later landing at the Waterkloof… Read More

5 years ago

Interesting video (with Funny Random Putin’s Memes) features RuASF Aircraft Type and Size 3D Comparison

The clip features random little memes of Putin, bare chested on horseback, or fishing, etc. to show RuASF aircraft scale.… Read More

5 years ago

RAF Typhoon fighters scrambled to intercept Russian military aircraft in UK airspace

RAF Typhoon fighters were scrambled on Oct. 31, 2018 as a precautionary measure against a potential incursion into UK area… Read More

6 years ago