The Tu-160 strategic missile bomber, better known as the “White Swan”, is a middle-aged machine: December will be exactly 36 years from the day this aircraft first took to the air. However, until now he is the absolute world champion in a number of parameters (speed, range, airborne without refueling, payload, etc.) characterizing long-range bomber aircraft. And, according to international military experts, it will remain so, at least until the end of the 2020-s.
Read the full article on the website "Star" - The most powerful in the world: how the Russian Federation prevented the conversion of the Tu-160 into a pile of Ukrainian bolts and nuts