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First shots: rolling out a new Tu-160М2 hit the video

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Kazan aviation plant them. Gorbunova announced the start of ground and flight tests of the new strategic bomber-bomber Tu-160M2. The aircraft was created on the basis of the unfinished Tu-160 airframe with serial number 0804. Actually, this is the only thing that the new bomber modification took from the previous one. Everything else, namely, a complex of on-board equipment, a communications system, electronic warfare and navigation, an arms control system, as well as engines, will be new. A new long-range cruise missile X-BD will be developed for the Tu-160M2.


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  1. figwam
    figwam 16 November 2017 14: 57 New
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    As far as I remember, this is the 3rd of the four fuselages remaining from the 90s in varying degrees of readiness. The workshops come to life, work is underway and they plan to do 2021 from scratch.
    1. Dashout
      Dashout 16 November 2017 15: 21 New
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      Handsome man! Congratulations to the factory!
      Is it in the primer? I heard that it is made of a titanium alloy ... like the color white (silver) should be ...
      1. Quper
        Quper 16 November 2017 15: 46 New
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        Titanium alloys are used in the central beam and some mating elements.
      2. NEXUS
        NEXUS 16 November 2017 16: 43 New
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        Quote: Dashout
        I heard that it is made of a titanium alloy ... like the color white (silver) should be ...

        Aluminum glider ... maybe with composites ... titanium is used in the central beam (13 m), if sclerosis doesn’t fail me and somewhere else ...
      3. Iline
        Iline 16 November 2017 18: 44 New
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        Anodizing aluminum gives such a characteristic surface color. All planes have a similar color before painting. Well, of course, except for those that use composites.
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  3. glasha3032
    glasha3032 16 November 2017 16: 20 New
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    Commander of Long-Range Aviation S. I. Kobylin: "... This aircraft is the first one produced as part of the REPRODUCTION program for strategic bombers. The aircraft was completed for the reproduction of the Tu-160 in a new look: restoring the technology of final assembly and testing of new engines ...." That is, this is not the Tu-160 M 2, but this is the Tu-160M ​​(new engines and all?)
    1. NEXUS
      NEXUS 16 November 2017 16: 45 New
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      Quote: glasha3032
      That is, this is not the Tu-160 M 2, but this is the Tu-160M ​​(new engines and all?)

      This is TU-160M2 ... there are other engines and avionics and an arsenal and electronic protection systems. In fact, from the old Swan there is only a glider, and I suppose it is also redrawn using composites.
      1. Dashout
        Dashout 16 November 2017 20: 38 New
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        And how is the restoration of production of TU-160M2 combined with the designed PAK DA? Or PAK YES not soon?
        1. NEXUS
          NEXUS 16 November 2017 21: 17 New
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          Quote: Dashout
          And how is the restoration of production of the TU-160M2 combined with the designed PAK DA?

          The fleet of our strategists is aging ... and while we are cutting PAK YES, all strategists (and most of them are TU-95) will need to be written off ... therefore, they will resume production of TU-160M2 in a series of at least 50 pieces.