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The missile carrier Tu-160 began flight tests

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The first Tu-160 bomber-bomber with a production number 804, built after a long break, took to the skies at the flight test station of the Gorbunov Kazan Aviation Plant.


The 804-I, made from the Soviet backlog, first took to the air last week and has since been performing test flights. By the end of the year, the missile carrier will be handed over to the Russian VKS
- TASS reports citing a source in the Russian defense industry.

The missile carrier Tu-160 began flight tests


Recall the new aircraft - the first assembled under the program to resume production of the Tu-160 in Kazan. For its construction, the enterprise had to seriously modernize the equipment and reanimate a number of unique technologies - for example, welding large-sized elements made of titanium. The 804 rocket carrier demonstrated the readiness of KAPO named after Gorbunov to continue one of the most difficult production in the country.

In November 2017, the aircraft was rolled out of the final assembly shop and transported to the flight test station. His first flight was scheduled for February, but the Tupolev Design Bureau decided to speed up the tests.

This is a combat vehicle capable of performing all the same tasks as the combatant Tu-160. Subsequently, it will be upgraded to the level of Tu-160М2
- continued the interlocutor of the agency.

A new modification of the missile carrier is planned to be developed by 2020 year. According to Deputy Defense Minister Yury Borisov, this will be "a new aircraft in the old fuselage, its combat effectiveness will increase 2,5 times." Tu-160М2 will be equipped with modern electronics, space communications, a powerful airborne defense complex and high-precision weapons.
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  1. Vard
    Vard 24 January 2018 15: 34
    11
    The ice has broken ... This aircraft has unacceptable damage ... if even one breaks through, then the United States will be a hundred years agricultural country ...
    1. penal battalion
      penal battalion 24 January 2018 15: 37
      16
      If it breaks through, the United States as a country will not exist at all .....
      1. Kasym
        Kasym 24 January 2018 15: 42
        29
        He (Tu-160) doesn’t need to break through especially with X-101 (102) on board. hi
        1. hrych
          hrych 24 January 2018 19: 24
          +3
          Quote: Kasym
          He (Tu-160) doesn’t need to break through especially with X-101 (102) on board.

          That's right, why should he go into the enemy’s air defense zone, if there are such missiles.
          1. Scoun
            Scoun 24 January 2018 23: 17
            +6
            Quote: hrych
            That's right, why should he go into the enemy’s air defense zone,

            Well, if yes ....

            Tu-160M2 will be equipped with modern electronics, space communications, a powerful complex of airborne defense and precision weapons.

            That is the defense! Specialists take into account and now.
            Guys ... the whole point here is that we are learning to do what the USSR did again and add the filling of today.
            This is tryndets gentlemen! I’m glad without a banter that we can now do the Tu-160, we were able to revive the technology !!!
      2. ioan-e
        ioan-e 24 January 2018 16: 14
        +2
        Unfortunately not only the USA
        1. Star
          Star 24 January 2018 23: 47
          +1
          I agree. The United States has nuclear weapons bases around the world.
          And our planet is so fragile.
        2. ASG7
          ASG7 25 January 2018 14: 16
          0
          This is a weapon of retaliation, and will be used after Us (other countries) is gone. So do not worry about others.
      3. MadCat
        MadCat 24 January 2018 16: 29
        +1
        Quote: Penalty
        If it breaks through, the United States as a country will not exist at all .....

        weird fantasies you have .. you're not there for that fool
      4. tol100v
        tol100v 24 January 2018 17: 45
        +2
        Quote: Penalty
        If it breaks through

        Why if? He will definitely break through! Without even entering the air defense zone!
        1. AUL
          AUL 25 January 2018 09: 31
          0
          Quote: Tol100v
          Quote: Penalty
          If it breaks through

          Why if? He will definitely break through! Without even entering the air defense zone!

          But nothing that his takeoff is detected at the separation from the runway? IMHO, in modern conditions, strategic aviation - clean show-offs and an expensive toy!
          1. 11 black
            11 black 25 January 2018 19: 07
            0
            Quote: AUL
            But nothing that his takeoff is detected at the separation from the runway? IMHO, in modern conditions, strategic aviation - clean show-offs and an expensive toy!

            So far, only we have such technologies (apart from satellites - 29B6 radars) Well, tell me then - how can it be intercepted even if it is detected? His rockets fly at 5000 kilometers, and he flies faster than the F-35!
      5. Svarog51
        Svarog51 24 January 2018 19: 46
        +2
        Irina, my respect hi One plane, even one, is not enough. Or you need to put a blow to a critical point. am
        Faithful QUEEN musketeers are ready for new feats. soldier
    2. Alexander 3
      Alexander 3 24 January 2018 15: 38
      +2
      We don’t need to break through, we’ll shoot missiles directly from our territory.
      1. BVS
        BVS 24 January 2018 16: 08
        +3
        Distance between the cities of Engels, Saratov Region, Russia and Washington, the District of Columbia, USA ★★★ in a straight line (flight distance) 8553 kilometers (5311 miles). It is through Europe, through the North Pole even further.
        According to available information, the X-101 and X-102 missiles will be able to hit targets at ranges of about 5000 kilometers from the launch point. This is the ideal range.
        8553 - 5000 = 3553 kilometers.
        Bottom line: In order for the TU-160 to hit the White House in the United States (and the White House in the Russian Federation is easy), it will have to launch X-101 and X-102 missiles directly over Paris.
        Somehow it doesn’t work out - "we will be directly firing rockets from our territory."
        1. BLOND
          BLOND 24 January 2018 16: 28
          +7
          To find out what traffic jams on the Washington – Engels road are now, check the “Traffic” checkbox and zoom in on the map. To find out how to get from Washington to Engels by car through intermediate cities and towns, list them when calculating the distance.

          When he served in Priluki, our Tu-160s went through the Pole ... they said so briefly ...
          I’ll come home to see the globe ...
          1. BVS
            BVS 24 January 2018 16: 31
            0
            Looking where to go from Priluk - "they said so short ..."?
            1. BLOND
              BLOND 24 January 2018 16: 35
              +2
              to the shores of Canada
              Quote: bvs
              Looking where to go from Priluk - "they said so short ..."?
              1. BVS
                BVS 24 January 2018 17: 11
                0
                Northern, western or eastern - the difference is nothing - 5 kilometers?
          2. BVS
            BVS 24 January 2018 16: 34
            +1
            After all, there was no (air) road through Paris even then. And there were and are across the Baltic or around Scandinavia. So it’s really more convenient but far through SevPolyus. And we must not forget that all along the way fighter patrols of NATO countries.
            1. tol100v
              tol100v 24 January 2018 17: 49
              +1
              Quote: bvs
              So it’s really more convenient but far through SevPolyus.

              You probably have a solid deuce in geography!
              1. BVS
                BVS 24 January 2018 18: 13
                0
                ★★★ Distance between cities Saratov, Saratov Oblast, Russia and New York, United States ★★★ in a straight line (distance by plane) 8233 kilometers (5112 miles)
                Globe Scan
        2. Nemesis
          Nemesis 24 January 2018 16: 34
          +4
          The distance from the North Pole to New York is 5481 km. The X-101 missile range is 5500 km. Distance to Boston 5298 km. The Kh-55SM missile range is 3500 km. Distance from the North Pole to the US military bases in Alaska 1) Fairbanks city 2797 km (US Air Force base, tank units and artillery). 2) Anchorage city 3201 km (US nuclear submarine base, air base)
          1. BVS
            BVS 24 January 2018 16: 40
            +1
            X-101 flight speed of 750 km / h (ideal at the finish line of 1000 km / h), with a range of 3000 km, flight time 4 hours. Only very lazy US fighters will not be able to participate in an attack on a subsonic cruise missile with a length of 7 meters, a wingspan of 3 meters and a flight height of up to 10 meters.
            1. Nemesis
              Nemesis 24 January 2018 16: 43
              +9
              Of course, it is possible to intercept a cruise missile, but it goes at low altitudes, with an envelope of the terrain and the question here is not to catch up, but to find out. Judging by how effective the best NATO air defense systems have been shown by Patriot against Iraqi and the Scud Yemen missiles, they are also R-17s, from the time of Khrushchev, not everything is so rosy with NATO with air defense systems ...
              1. BVS
                BVS 24 January 2018 16: 51
                +1
                If the TU-160 missiles are fired from the North Pole region (and there’s no other region), then there’s the same relief. There is also that surface that will need to be enveloped - bears and seals.
                1. BVS
                  BVS 24 January 2018 16: 56
                  0
                  You compare ballistic missiles (aka R-17) with cruise missiles (X-101), or what?
                2. Nemesis
                  Nemesis 24 January 2018 16: 59
                  +3
                  Why not ?! US military bases in Alaska can be destroyed by launching X-101 or X-55SM cruise missiles from their territory, while in the air above Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, under the cover of their air defense. The distance from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky to the US Air Force bases and US nuclear submarines in Anchorage, Alaska is 3146 km. The distance to the Air Force bases, tank units and US artillery in the city of Fairbanks, Alaska is 3222 km. With a range of missiles X-55CM 3500 km, and missiles X-101 5500 km.
                  1. BVS
                    BVS 24 January 2018 17: 06
                    0
                    And will the Kh-101 or Kh-55SM missiles launched in the air above Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky defend Kamchatka’s air defense along the entire route of their flight? Comrade, a cruise missile in the air is an analogue of a passenger plane, which can easily be shot down by various air defense systems, both air-based and ground-based.
                    1. Nemesis
                      Nemesis 24 January 2018 17: 10
                      +6
                      A cruise missile goes at low altitudes, with an envelope of the terrain and this is not a passenger liner for you. There is such a thing as a radio horizon. To detect a target at low altitudes is always a problem, and the Patriot air defense system has problems even with intercepting antediluvian Scud (R-17) missiles that are launched at high altitudes and have no evading systems of air defense and modern electronic warfare systems, which means they are an easy target for radar and air defense systems.
            2. just exp
              just exp 24 January 2018 17: 10
              +9
              only X-101 with an EPR of the order of 0.01 m2 and a flight height of 50m can be detected not only, few can do it (cooperate buy Klitschkou)
        3. brr1
          brr1 24 January 2018 18: 21
          +2
          Then first around Paris, and when it becomes quietly calm over him, then across New York with Fashington
        4. Paranoid50
          Paranoid50 24 January 2018 21: 03
          +1
          Quote: bvs
          Distance between cities Engels,

          Quote: bvs
          Looking where to go from Priluk

          There is a wonderful city Olenegorsk on Kola. yes
      2. Orionvit
        Orionvit 24 January 2018 16: 21
        +4
        Quote: Alexander 3
        we’ll shoot missiles straight from our territory

        You can certainly shoot, but there is such a thing as a nuclear triad. Since it’s calmer, with insurance.
    3. oldseaman1957
      oldseaman1957 24 January 2018 15: 41
      0
      Quote: Vard
      then the United States will be a hundred years old agricultural country ..
      - It would be better if they grabbed fast choppers by their own good - and into the pampas! No matter how many people survive ...
    4. Don
      Don 24 January 2018 16: 13
      +1
      Quote: Vard
      if at least one breaks through, then the United States will be a hundred years an agricultural country ...

      I think it's time for the Americans to start their Zadornov, so that he laughs at types like you lol
      1. Vard
        Vard 24 January 2018 16: 17
        +1
        Armed with the Tu-160 strategic cruise missiles X-55СМ are designed to destroy stationary targets with predefined programmed coordinates, which are entered into the memory of the rocket before the bomber takes off. Missiles are placed on two MKU-6-5У drum launchers (similar ones are installed on the Tu-95MS), six each, in two cargo compartments of the aircraft. To destroy targets at a shorter range, the armament may include X-15С aeroballistic hypersonic missiles (24 missiles, 12 missiles on each MKU).
      2. just exp
        just exp 25 January 2018 16: 33
        0
        Well, 16 nuclear charges certainly the US economy will not be raised to the heights of Olympus.
    5. Nikolai Grek
      Nikolai Grek 24 January 2018 17: 50
      +2
      Quote: Vard
      country ...

      territory !!! wassat wassat lol lol lol
  2. Muvka
    Muvka 24 January 2018 15: 35
    +1
    Eh, nobody owns the video? So I want to see ...
    1. seti
      seti 24 January 2018 15: 36
      +5
      Will be. Not all at once. Need a car.
    2. True
      True 24 January 2018 16: 29
      +4
      What to see? The first flight is 81 years. Take a look. Another question is more interesting to me: are there any corps left from Aurora, from the Russian backlog?
  3. Herculesic
    Herculesic 24 January 2018 15: 35
    +2
    The news is definitely a plus +++! good drinks And God forbid that the Kazantsev everything will turn out well, and the work went on, and the "results of work" scared the roar of the engines of the raven in the sky!
  4. BVS
    BVS 24 January 2018 15: 38
    +3
    The groundwork (Soviet) is almost exhausted, there are no new airframe hulls yet (for a long time to come), and there are no new engines yet. The question is, what kind of new mass production are we talking about?
    1. Aristarkh Lyudvigovich
      Aristarkh Lyudvigovich 24 January 2018 15: 48
      +2
      Here is a read. Learn about the new missile carrier.
      https://www.business-gazeta.ru/article/363841
    2. True
      True 24 January 2018 16: 33
      +3
      Quote: bvs
      The groundwork (Soviet) is almost exhausted, there are no new airframe hulls yet (for a long time to come), and there are no new engines yet. The question is, what kind of new mass production are we talking about?

      Well, we just skip one or two generations and immediately we will build starships. Unparalleled, of course. We are the only country in the world that has space and forces.
  5. NEOZ
    NEOZ 24 January 2018 15: 40
    +1
    it will not be enough! not enough !!!!
  6. x.andvlad
    x.andvlad 24 January 2018 15: 40
    +3
    And I thought, why not TU-160-M2, but he is only TU-160 ...
    Well, God forbid ...! I would like to congratulate the plane on its second birth! Let's hope that the process of further production will not stall.
  7. NEXUS
    NEXUS 24 January 2018 15: 46
    +8
    So far with the old dvigunami and using the old glider, which was gathering dust in the hangar. But still, the news is positive, since the Tupolevites are digging the land and giving the country coal, since the deadlines have been shifted to the left (and not how to the right we have already learned).
  8. Alexey-74
    Alexey-74 24 January 2018 15: 51
    +2
    Good luck!
  9. bk316
    bk316 24 January 2018 16: 01
    +1
    Beauty and power. I’ve walked over 100 meters above my head (I’ve returned from the parade), and then you understand what power there is. The A380, although a healthy one, did not make such an impression.
  10. SPLV
    SPLV 24 January 2018 16: 17
    +3
    The best news in recent times.
  11. GRANATE-19
    GRANATE-19 24 January 2018 16: 54
    0
    What is the Pentagon thinking right now? ...
    1. nikolaev
      nikolaev 24 January 2018 17: 27
      0
      begin to respect and love
  12. Old26
    Old26 24 January 2018 17: 12
    +4
    Quote: Vard
    The ice has broken ... This aircraft has unacceptable damage ... if even one breaks through, then the United States will be a hundred years agricultural country ...

    Well, it’s clear that from the point of view of patriotism, your post is beyond praise. But in reality? How many units can the TU-160 carry and what can they achieve by being subsonic ??? No need to be holier than the pope. The plane is undeniably very good, but there is no need to make a “wunderwaffe” out of it

    Quote: Penalty
    If it breaks through, the United States as a country will not exist at all .....

    Yeah, right now ..... Damn, the idiots are completely sick of it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Quote: Nemesis
    Of course, you can intercept a cruise missile, but it goes at low altitudes, with an envelope of the terrain

    In the Arctic? Terrain ???
    1. Svarog51
      Svarog51 24 January 2018 20: 18
      +2
      Vladimir hi
      Yeah, right now ..... Damn, the idiots are completely sick of it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Well, if it's so scary, order yourself a nuclear shelter. Live half a year longer
      The plane is undeniably very good, but there is no need to make a “wunderwaffe” out of it

      It will be able to break through air defense at supersonic sound and lay missiles at the target. And if you really "old" get rid of panic. Keep yourself in control.
    2. sivuch
      sivuch 25 January 2018 09: 47
      +1
      And what? the relief is there too, it’s just very flat
  13. nikolaev
    nikolaev 24 January 2018 17: 22
    +1
    great news!!! It is also necessary to restore the production of mig-31. And put new engines on the Su and MIG, so that the speed was up to 3000 km / h
  14. Old military officer
    Old military officer 24 January 2018 17: 24
    +2
    Good news! More beautiful and different birds and let our "friends" rejoice.
  15. alex80
    alex80 24 January 2018 17: 50
    +2
    Quote: NEXUS
    So far with the old dvigunami and using the old glider, which was gathering dust in the hangar. But still, the news is positive, since the Tupolevites are digging the land and giving the country coal, since the deadlines have been shifted to the left (and not how to the right we have already learned).

    Tightened to the arrival of GDP in order to have time to report, this is the main reason for the acceleration. I hope that there will be other incentives to shift the terms to the left, and not to the right.
  16. NF68
    NF68 24 January 2018 17: 56
    0
    Good news. Albeit gradually, but at least they began to really do something.
    1. Rushnairfors
      Rushnairfors 24 January 2018 19: 21
      +3
      The main thing is that all this does not end with the remaining three backlogs.
  17. Vlad5307
    Vlad5307 24 January 2018 20: 06
    +1
    Quote: Rushnairfors
    The main thing is that all this does not end with the remaining three backlogs.

    After the elections we’ll wait and see. It’s good that those. glider manufacturing processes have been restored, but new engines and avionics with weapons are also needed.
  18. bsk_una
    bsk_una 24 January 2018 20: 16
    0
    This aircraft does not need to break through, a long-range missile will make the Stalin Strait in the territory of P.I.D.O.S. and it will be with a higher degree of navigation than Panama.
  19. Old26
    Old26 24 January 2018 20: 55
    +3
    Quote: Svarog51
    Well, if it's so scary, order yourself a nuclear shelter. Live half a year longer

    Not necessary. To extend the extra few months - why?

    Quote: Svarog51
    It will be able to break through air defense at supersonic sound and lay missiles at the target. And if you really "old" get rid of panic. Keep yourself in control.

    In Europe? Maybe it will break through. It will not reach the USA without additional adjustments with a full load. But even if it comes to what will break through? In Alaska - yes, he will not be able to reach the continental USA without the same refueling. And how many refuellers do we have? And about the "put" in the target. Dismiss from such a lull. He will put them in the target in the same way as the American “Tomahawks” will “fall” into our goals. that is, with a probability equal to zero. The maximum that existing strategic bombers are capable of is to "clear" the territory through which the Strategic Missile Forces and boats have already been shot. Subsonic cruise missiles. no matter how good they are with the enemy air defense not destroyed Nowhere will not break through. Moreover, there will not be hundreds or thousands of them, but only a few dozen
  20. Old26
    Old26 24 January 2018 20: 57
    +4
    Quote: bsk_una
    This aircraft does not need to break through, a long-range missile will make the Stalin Strait in the territory of P.I.D.O.S. and it will be with a higher degree of navigation than Panama.

    Do you need to understand the power of such missiles will be measured in hundreds of gigatons ??? BULLSHIT. Not a Military Review resource, but a collection of scraps am
  21. tun5t
    tun5t 24 January 2018 23: 02
    0
    You Muscovites do not call Ukrainians for nothing, you as a fisherman see a fisherman from afar, they also managed to swear with everyone. Yeah ... you are far from measured Beijing .... they’re rowing quietly for world leadership good
  22. Grandson of Veteran
    Grandson of Veteran 25 January 2018 00: 49
    0
    Quote: Scoun
    Quote: hrych
    That's right, why should he go into the enemy’s air defense zone,

    Well, if yes ....

    Tu-160M2 will be equipped with modern electronics, space communications, a powerful complex of airborne defense and precision weapons.

    That is the defense! Specialists take into account and now.
    Guys ... the whole point here is that we are learning to do what the USSR did again and add the filling of today.
    This is tryndets gentlemen! I’m glad without a banter that we can now do the Tu-160, we were able to revive the technology !!!

    That is, the defense against attack in the air, by other aircraft. -it's contagious?
  23. Breard
    Breard 25 January 2018 06: 11
    +1
    Yes! .. it's strong.
    The first in 25 years! since Soviet times. The whole plane was built.
    This is what super developed and technological has become .. hmm .. your. What they managed! So .... repeat the Soviet.
    "According to Deputy Minister of Defense Yuri Borisov, it will be a" new plane in the old fuselage "....
    and SOVIET - Russian civil aviation died quietly.
    ... hmm .... time winners.
  24. 76SSSR
    76SSSR 25 January 2018 13: 25
    0
    Good luck...
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