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Flight tests of the new "White Swan" will begin at the beginning of 2018 year

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The first strategic missile carrier Tu-160, built after the resumption of its production in Kazan, will fly into the air in early 2018, Interfax reported citing a source in aviation industry.


At the beginning of 2018, the first departure of the Tu-160 missile carrier, built at the Kazan Aviation Plant on the basis of the available reserve, is planned.
- writes the edition

Flight tests of the new "White Swan" will begin at the beginning of 2018 year


In mid-November at the Kazan Aviation Plant them. Gorbunova (branch of PJSC "Tupolev) held a ceremony vykatki Tu-160 at the flight test station.

As it was reported, the aircraft was being completed, including for solving the tasks of reproducing the Tu-160 in a new look: restoring the final assembly technology, checking certain new technological solutions, working out new aircraft engines with improved characteristics.

Currently, work is underway in Kazan to restore the production of Tu-160 strategic rocket carriers in a deeply modernized version of the Tu-160М2. It was reported that the first departure of the Tu-160М2 combat aircraft is scheduled for 2019 year, its mass production can begin in 2020-2021 years. For now, it is assumed that 50 of such aircraft will be produced.
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  1. The leader of the Redskins
    The leader of the Redskins 5 January 2018 14: 16 New
    +7
    Good luck! wink
    1. vlad66
      vlad66 5 January 2018 15: 10 New
      12
      Beauty always saves the world. good
      1. flicker
        flicker 6 January 2018 15: 38 New
        +2
        Well yes, nothing can convince anything like beauty yes
    2. siberalt
      siberalt 5 January 2018 15: 21 New
      0
      It seems that in terms of the number of these missile carriers, Russia will greatly surpass the USSR. winked
      1. Kasym
        Kasym 5 January 2018 19: 18 New
        +3
        It seems that they will finally begin to engage in the domestic wide-body. You can’t put up a Tu-160 for sale, but a civilian car (which can be economically justified) amid expensive Boeing and Airbus is easy. We must return the position of civil aviation in the world. hi
        There is no point in pitting - the GDP made clear for the arms race.
  2. svp67
    svp67 5 January 2018 14: 25 New
    +1
    deeply modernized version of the Tu-160M2
    I wanted to look at his appearance. Will mutable geometry survive and generally ...
    1. _Ugene_
      _Ugene_ 5 January 2018 14: 32 New
      +8
      all this modernization concerns mainly avionics, the appearance and, moreover, the variable geometry will remain the same
    2. KVU-NSVD
      KVU-NSVD 5 January 2018 14: 33 New
      +4
      And I’m more interested in the inner filling - but it’s certainly beyond the general words that they will soon describe and show
    3. NEXUS
      NEXUS 5 January 2018 14: 40 New
      +7
      Quote: svp67
      I wanted to look at his appearance. Will mutable geometry survive and generally ...


      External changes, if any, are minor ... the basis is still the same. The main changes are inside: engines, avionics, etc.
      1. svp67
        svp67 5 January 2018 14: 45 New
        +2
        Quote: NEXUS
        External changes, if any, are minor ... the basis is still the same. The main changes are inside: engines, avionics, etc.

        No. This aircraft is assembled from what was done earlier and left unused. It will work out some solutions. The new aircraft will have different engines, this is at least.
        1. NEXUS
          NEXUS 5 January 2018 14: 55 New
          +5
          Quote: svp67
          No. This aircraft is assembled from what was done earlier and left unused. It will work out some solutions. The new aircraft will have different engines, this is at least.

          Dvigun new since October at the stand is being tested. I think by 19 he will be put on a new missile carrier for flight tests.
      2. zivXP
        zivXP 5 January 2018 22: 27 New
        0
        I think that corrected in appearance, if there was such a need. Nevertheless, for so many years the glider was run well, if there were sores, then they were revealed.
    4. jeka424
      jeka424 5 January 2018 14: 52 New
      0
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVwQJTqAU74&f
      eature = youtu.be
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lduWgWi0M50
    5. Piramidon
      Piramidon 5 January 2018 20: 33 New
      +1
      Quote: svp67
      deeply modernized version of the Tu-160M2
      I wanted to look at his appearance. Will mutable geometry survive and generally ...

      The glider itself remains exactly the same. Only the "filling" changes. So you can look at the appearance on any sample.
  3. Reserve officer
    Reserve officer 5 January 2018 14: 35 New
    +4
    When I look at TU-160, I always recall the phrase of Andrei Nikolaevich Tupolev: "Only a beautiful plane can fly well." And this plane is just handsome. And the "White Swan" is the best fit.
    1. Rushnairfors
      Rushnairfors 5 January 2018 14: 39 New
      +2
      Right Day Long-Range Aviation Today !!!! 2 articles in a row.
    2. Yuyuka
      Yuyuka 5 January 2018 14: 46 New
      +1
      Quote: Stock Officer
      When I look at TU-160, I always recall the phrase of Andrei Nikolaevich Tupolev: "Only a beautiful plane can fly well." And this plane is just handsome. And the "White Swan" is the best fit.


      you involuntarily compare ours with planes of other countries ... all the same, our beauties! looking at what they are doing in the sky you start to believe in UFOs winked
    3. svp67
      svp67 5 January 2018 15: 37 New
      +1
      Quote: Reserve officer
      always recalls the phrase of Andrei Nikolaevich Tupolev: "Only a beautiful plane can fly well."

      And Andrei Nikolayevich himself, by his experience it is REFUTED ...
      1. faridg7
        faridg7 5 January 2018 17: 09 New
        +4
        Denied? It was awl. We have no good reviews in the database about him, The second nickname is the cannibal
        1. svp67
          svp67 5 January 2018 17: 14 New
          +1
          Quote: faridg7
          Denied? It was awl. We have no good reviews in the database about him, The second nickname is the cannibal
          No wonder every third plane died.
          And then BEAUTY. And for the sake of BEAUTY, even the crew were forced to eject down - an EPIC decision in general.
          1. faridg7
            faridg7 5 January 2018 17: 18 New
            +1
            Well, it's hard to argue about beauty, I don't like
            1. svp67
              svp67 5 January 2018 17: 20 New
              +1
              Quote: faridg7
              Well, it's hard to argue about beauty, I don't like

              Understood - negative memories. But the plane is still beautiful.
              1. Rushnairfors
                Rushnairfors 5 January 2018 19: 45 New
                +3
                And on Tu95ms - the whole crew sits with their backs (except for the flyers), is it normal? Or an ejection seat on the tu22ms? None of the specifically normal consequences of bailouts, either squeezes a hand in the slings, or a fracture upon landing (thanks to the detachable backrest with a headrest), ergonomics - there is a bike that, using the example of the 22nd MAI students, was shown "how not to do" when arranging the cockpit and the pilots' workplaces I don’t know, really. But by the way, the Tu22m3, with some inconvenience for pilots, is still a cool device, I'm in love with this plane
  4. groks
    groks 5 January 2018 14: 58 New
    +2
    based on backlog
    It's ... like in fantasy books - knowledge of the ancients, artifacts.
    Mother ihu - and how will Soviet spare parts end? Will they order a spar in China?
    1. Muvka
      Muvka 5 January 2018 15: 15 New
      +2
      New will cook. Already cooked.
      1. Golovan Jack
        Golovan Jack 5 January 2018 16: 13 New
        +6
        Quote: Muvka
        New will cook. Already brewed

        Chukchi is not a reader. Chukchi writer critic laughing
      2. groks
        groks 5 January 2018 18: 06 New
        +1
        That's not sure. They themselves announced the problem - the annealing chamber of the longitudinal titanium beam was not put into scrap metal, but it was also not suitable for use. Then they began to spread the porridge on a plate that they could, that they would do their best and actually. Then they kind of even said that they got a camera, but somehow hesitantly. There is no reliable information. And without this you can even scald.
  5. HEATHER
    HEATHER 5 January 2018 14: 58 New
    +2
    Mnda! Here humor is not the topic ...
  6. HEATHER
    HEATHER 5 January 2018 15: 23 New
    +4
    Who designed this car? Are there any versions? Do not panic in yu-tub. Honestly tell me. No? Tupolev. Star and life of Aviation designers. How many sensible designers he ditched. And what did he create? Tu-154.Machine designed by Yakovlev Design Bureau. Tu-95-Myasischev. Tu-160-Myasischev. Tu-134- "St.
    source ", his creation. Coffin-machine. (So we called him. For 3 years 15 falls). TB-2 and 3-Lavochkina. Tu-22M-modernization of Tu-22.Myasischego. Il-18-Butcher ..Tu -16, the idea is Bartini in general. I can’t stab it myself, but Tu-4-YES! Copy and create.
    1. groks
      groks 5 January 2018 18: 11 New
      0
      Tupolev
      Bliznyuk.
  7. Old military officer
    Old military officer 5 January 2018 15: 55 New
    0
    Great news in the new year! There would be more such news and more white swans. This bird has always been loved in Russia. Well, for those who do not like this bird, the on-board advice of the Cuban militianos: "Drink castor."
  8. Wolka
    Wolka 5 January 2018 19: 00 New
    0
    as I would not like, but slowly, very slowly, the restoration of production of these birds is going on, it's time to write in the Red War Book ...
  9. Hadji Murat
    Hadji Murat 6 January 2018 17: 56 New
    0
    very ambitious plans ... as if not cut in two or three times