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VKS introduces a new color scheme Tu-160

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According to unofficial information and images appearing on the Web, the Russian Aerospace Force of the Russian Federation began to introduce a new color scheme for strategic bombers Tu-160. bmpd.




“A yellow-blue stylized" feathered "image in the colors of the USSR Air Force flag is painted on the nose of the aircraft, and the individual proper name of each aircraft is written in simplified type (not Slavonic script) and smaller. The color of the Russian flag has been removed from the keel (on the planes where it was), and the inscription on the keel of the Russian Air Force has been replaced with the Russian Aerospace Force, ”the publication says.

Repainting the aircraft is carried out by the painting shop of the Kazan Aviation Plant (a branch of PJSC "Tupolev"). Currently known about the four bomber, received a new color. All of them will be involved in the air part of the Victory Parade.

According to some information, the former “yellow-blue” color of the nose of the Tu-160 is now “recognized as carrying unwanted connotations,” which was the main reason for the introduction of the new “livery”.



“Nevertheless, the general departure from the coarse-parrot coloring of the Tu-160 to a more strict one is welcome,” the author believes.
Photos used:
Alexey Karpulev / russianplanes.net
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  1. bouncyhunter
    bouncyhunter 7 May 2018 14: 53
    +19
    Replacing the Slavic ligature is not clear ...
    1. Aleksandr69
      Aleksandr69 7 May 2018 15: 04
      +3
      It was beautiful, whoever needed it, he understood. And if the “partners” have identification problems, so these are their problems. Or did our managers decide to make changes?
      1. Skifotavr
        Skifotavr 7 May 2018 23: 37
        +10
        Quote: Aleksandr69
        It was beautiful, whoever needed it, he understood.

        Well, it's like someone. For example, I don’t think it’s beautiful when a strategic combat aircraft looks like a Russian doll, and many share my opinion. In addition, that decoration was made rather clumsy and tasteless. As for me - so it is generally desirable for such airplanes to have a uniform protective painting like “wet asphalt” with small and dim inscriptions - this would be both beautiful and useful.
        1. Mih1974
          Mih1974 8 May 2018 04: 40
          +6
          You tell them about the "nesting doll"

          they would laugh at you.
          Moreover, if the enemy sees the Tu-160 nesting doll, then this is an anus FOR the crew. negative At all costs, avoidance of "conduct" regardless of "prettiness." So no matter how we paint the “white swans”, this does not affect their ability to perform a combat mission, and this is the most important thing.
          1. Skifotavr
            Skifotavr 15 May 2018 19: 06
            0
            I recall how a couple of years ago there was a case where stupid Canadian fighter pilots, within the framework of the combined North American air defense, could not visually find Russian strategic bombers in the indicated area, although they were guided from the ground. By the way, the Americans did it. And painting in such cases plays a very important role, especially in bad weather or in the dark, when air defense fighters are even forced to approach it with retractable headlights to visually determine the object. Who knows when the time will come X. Yes, and on earth this is also important. The Americans understand this and it is not in vain that they paint their military aircraft in dark gray or black.
    2. Lunar daemon
      Lunar daemon 7 May 2018 15: 05
      +19
      Probably the ligature is removed, because it is difficult to read, and it irritates the eyes of even Russian people. Blue and yellow ribbons are removed because they look more like the Ukrainian flag, the colors of tears and urine ...
      I definitely welcome all this.
      1. DenZ
        DenZ 7 May 2018 15: 09
        +4
        Probably all of this is done because, first of all, no one has yet canceled stealth in the optical range, and military vehicles in color with such bright elements are completely useless. And what exactly is this bright elements is the second thing.
      2. Dikson
        Dikson 7 May 2018 15: 44
        +19
        What Russian person annoys the Slavic ligature? Is Arabic script not annoying? Indian? What is unreadable? A couple of capital letter curls?
    3. novel66
      novel66 7 May 2018 15: 08
      +13
      Pasha, hi hi generally. it would be nice to develop a camouflage color "under the clouds" and with the song "I'm a cloud a cloud a cloud ....."
      1. bouncyhunter
        bouncyhunter 7 May 2018 15: 12
        +2
        Quote: novel xnumx
        it would be nice to develop camouflage coloring

        This is a separate topic. I'm afraid to be biased in this matter, as some say that my brain is camouflaged. lol
        1. sabakina
          sabakina 7 May 2018 15: 23
          +3
          Privet Pashke! Listen, I don’t know the color of your brain, but some, here on the website, claimed that Belarusians organized a partisan detachment in Sochi. And even the leader knows ... laughing And on the topic .... it’s violet to me how the TU-160 will be painted, the main thing is to complete the tasks.
          1. bouncyhunter
            bouncyhunter 7 May 2018 15: 27
            +3
            Hello, hello! hi
            Quote: sabakina
            in Sochi, Belarusians organized a partisan detachment. And even the leader knows ...

            Oh how! belay
            1. sabakina
              sabakina 7 May 2018 15: 31
              +2
              Do not leave, I will reset the topic name.
          2. Observer2014
            Observer2014 7 May 2018 19: 12
            +1
            sabakina Vyacheslav hi
            Sochi Belarusians organized a partisan detachment. And even the leader knows ... laughing
            Ai-ai-ay Vyacheslav. Yaboda karyabida. laughing
            There was a sensitive topic for Sochi .. Just like in this song lol bully
            1. sabakina
              sabakina 7 May 2018 19: 17
              +2
              Seryoga, prvevet! I did not mean that. Just humorous. And so it’s not sugar, at least there is a break from the "prose of life" ....
              1. Observer2014
                Observer2014 7 May 2018 19: 18
                +2
                sabakinaVyacheslav
                I did not mean that. Just humorous. And so it’s not sugar, at least there is a break from the "prose of life" ....
                And I, you can always think seriously about comments wassat laughing drinks
                1. sabakina
                  sabakina 7 May 2018 19: 21
                  +2
                  Yes, Gray, the fifth day of ten holidays. drinks The rest in August to finish.
        2. novel66
          novel66 7 May 2018 15: 42
          +3
          brain under what? belay
          1. bouncyhunter
            bouncyhunter 7 May 2018 15: 45
            +1
            For himself. wink But the color ... repeat
            1. novel66
              novel66 7 May 2018 15: 52
              +2
              well. I thought the color of the brain depends on the strength of the blow to the head lol
              1. bouncyhunter
                bouncyhunter 7 May 2018 16: 03
                0
                Quote: novel xnumx
                brain color depends on the strength of the blow to the head

                This is if the head is put under attack. yes
                1. sabakina
                  sabakina 7 May 2018 16: 17
                  +1
                  Pashka, I found it!
                  https://topwar.ru/141048-davayte-nakonec-otmenim-
                  chavushoglu-poobeschal-bezvizovyy-rezhim-s-rf.htm
                  l # comment-id-8211112
      2. hydrox
        hydrox 7 May 2018 19: 09
        0
        Quote: novel xnumx
        to develop camouflage coloring "

        They walk at such heights that no one sees them there, but camouflage "under the cloud" for guidance locators - this is a very interesting question.
        1. Mih1974
          Mih1974 8 May 2018 04: 34
          0
          It will not help for locators - their selection is not based on "color" but on "speed" and in order to disguise itself as a cloud, it is necessary to "creep" with the speed of the cloud. ((
          1. hydrox
            hydrox 8 May 2018 20: 39
            0
            Bad :: For reference :: not every cloud is shone with a locator ...
      3. ochakow703
        ochakow703 8 May 2018 17: 38
        +1
        I'm a cloud, a cloud, a cloud
        And I’m not at all
        For many kilometers
        The hotel is not for you ...
    4. Beltasir matyagu
      Beltasir matyagu 7 May 2018 16: 18
      +5
      Seriously, these are the machinations of Tatar nationalists. The only one who can be annoyed by the font "charter" is an evil nerus. Soon, as if with their "Mriya Ukrainian plane" we will hear the Tu160 Tatar plane. If I didn’t know what I was talking about, I would not even speak. I heard words from the Tatars like "I'm proud that I'm not Russian." Draw conclusions
      1. Albert1988
        Albert1988 7 May 2018 20: 04
        +4
        Respected! How many of these "Tatars" live in Russia? And how many “Tatars” work at the factory where this very Tu-160 is produced? Pay less attention to anything ... well, it's the same as listening to alcoholics under a fence lying around ...
    5. nikoliski
      nikoliski 8 May 2018 17: 30
      0
      And it is not clear to me why they will not paint with black paint (with graphite), which traps neutrons. By the way, B1b, is it painted with it?
  2. K-50
    K-50 7 May 2018 15: 03
    +5
    Who cares how the plane is painted? Yes, at least draw a Luntik. The aircraft must fulfill its duties to protect Russia, and of its allies, together with the crew. Be reliable, convenient and deadly for the enemy.
    Everything else is from the evil one.
    1. novel66
      novel66 7 May 2018 15: 09
      +5
      and the marines were deadly for the enemies, but the vests were never abandoned. There is something...
      1. sabakina
        sabakina 7 May 2018 15: 30
        +3
        Quote: novel xnumx
        and the marines were deadly for the enemies, but the vests were never abandoned. There is something...

        Novel, hi . Marine vest is an additional means of heating. Plus, the maritime tradition since the days of Perth 1. And then, estimate the horror of the Germans when the "prisoners" attack them ....
        1. novel66
          novel66 7 May 2018 15: 43
          +6
          riding zebras lol hi hi
    2. Beby
      Beby 7 May 2018 15: 13
      +5
      Quote: K-50
      Yes, at least draw a Luntik.

      I think that the image of a cartoon moron (Luntik) on a strategic bomber, to put it mildly, is inappropriate.
      1. K-50
        K-50 7 May 2018 16: 08
        +2
        Quote: Beby
        I think that the image of a cartoon moron (Luntik) on a strategic bomber, to put it mildly, is inappropriate.

        Well, if you do not understand allegories, then ... request
      2. true_rover
        true_rover 7 May 2018 18: 01
        +4
        I think that the image of a cartoon moron (Luntik) on a strategic bomber, to put it mildly, is inappropriate.
        And imagine what will happen to the NATO pilot when he sees a passing luntik, enters into a stupor and flies into a tailspin
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  3. shark
    shark 7 May 2018 15: 12
    +1
    Here, the main problem was solved. Now let's live!
    1. Thrall
      Thrall 7 May 2018 15: 39
      +7
      Quote: shark
      Here, the main problem was solved. Now let's live!

      Do not languish, tell us what happened to you?
  4. Dikson
    Dikson 7 May 2018 15: 40
    +3
    Yes, generally remove the yellow color of the stripes and chevrons .. and cancel the Air Force epaulettes! And the airborne forces forbid the blue color .. You never know what anyone imagines .. And write personal names on the sides in English letters - why do we need this old Slavs ?! After replacing the red star with the Hollywood-Marvel’s misunderstanding, there’s no reason to be surprised .. And generally forbid pilots and sailors from communicating in Russian - one hell, according to international rules, they are obliged to speak English on flights ..
    1. hydrox
      hydrox 7 May 2018 19: 19
      0
      Reasonably approach: if, according to Liber-Pidryansky, an army should be formed, then all of us should walk with their pants half-lowered, and the liberal star causes indigestion.
  5. A. Privalov
    A. Privalov 7 May 2018 16: 01
    +1
    One of the conditions for lifting the sanctions was to solve the problem with the Crimea and the coloring of the Tu-160 bomber in pink and purple.
    1. Albert1988
      Albert1988 7 May 2018 20: 06
      0
      Quote: A. Privalov
      the color of the Tu-160 bombers in pink and purple.

      What are you - then the NATO pilots at a meeting with him will generally be in a tailspin right away ...
    2. APASUS
      APASUS 7 May 2018 21: 48
      +1
      Quote: A. Privalov
      One of the conditions for lifting the sanctions was to solve the problem with the Crimea and the coloring of the Tu-160 bomber in pink and purple.

      You have a slightly weird sense of humor ..............
      1. A. Privalov
        A. Privalov 7 May 2018 22: 06
        0
        Quote: APASUS
        Quote: A. Privalov
        One of the conditions for lifting the sanctions was to solve the problem with the Crimea and the coloring of the Tu-160 bomber in pink and purple.

        You have a slightly weird sense of humor ..............

        Sorry, but what confuses you?
    3. Golovan Jack
      Golovan Jack 7 May 2018 22: 11
      +1
      Quote: A. Privalov
      solution of the problem with the Crimea and the coloring of Tu-160 bombers in pink-purple color

      To paraphrase "shoot the Politburo, paint the Kremlin wall in (I don't remember what) color"?
      1. A. Privalov
        A. Privalov 8 May 2018 09: 37
        +3
        Quote: Golovan Jack
        Quote: A. Privalov
        solution of the problem with the Crimea and the coloring of Tu-160 bombers in pink-purple color

        To paraphrase "shoot the Politburo, paint the Kremlin wall in (I don't remember what) color"?

        I liked your associativity of thinking. good
        In general, no. I did not dig so deeply, just against the background of today's Russian problems (external / internal) such a serious “implementation” of the repainting of the Tu-160 looks somehow surreal.
        I remembered another old joke. As one man saw that his wife bought a rolling pin for the dough in the house, she shouts: “There’s nothing to wash your throat in the house, but you buy furniture!”
  6. impostor
    impostor 7 May 2018 16: 29
    +3
    Why immediately because of the Ukrainians? Is the honor great? The Swedes have a similar color scheme on the fuselages, and the Ukrainians have only radio-controlled aircraft models.
  7. Mentat
    Mentat 7 May 2018 17: 03
    +3
    The old color simply did not correspond to the high esthetics of the aircraft itself. It is absolutely true that they decided to change it. This is my humble opinion, of course, but the photo to the article perfectly illustrates the reason: the coloring consists of individual elements that do not harmonize with each other and with the machine.
    1. Lynx33
      Lynx33 8 May 2018 21: 23
      0
      And here is aesthetics? Nuclear bombers have always painted white to reduce its damage from light radiation from a nearby nuclear explosion.
  8. aries2200
    aries2200 7 May 2018 17: 03
    0
    will it fly faster?
  9. Z_G_R
    Z_G_R 7 May 2018 17: 21
    0
    Well, at least they didn’t hammer it out with plywood .. already not bad.
  10. Wolka
    Wolka 7 May 2018 17: 55
    0
    Well, the Olympic "firebird" is not placed
  11. Guru
    Guru 7 May 2018 18: 11
    0
    “Nevertheless, the general departure from the coarse-parrot coloring of the Tu-160 to a more strict one is welcome,” the author believes.
    And not only that, the F35 / Stealth effect is also achieved due to the special paint, well, it’s high time already to move from the presentation to the demonstration. Let's see what kind of war paint will be.
  12. shura7782
    shura7782 7 May 2018 18: 11
    +1
    I liked the Gzhel color. There is something delightful and soothing about it. wink
  13. Antokha
    Antokha 7 May 2018 20: 08
    +2
    My opinion: it was very ugly with this arrow in the bow. As if some kind of temporary shelter is glued. In the design of the beginning, the ends and thicknesses of the lines must have a reason. It wasn’t in the old color, as if it’s just “let's blurt out here”.
  14. daodejin
    daodejin 7 May 2018 22: 31
    0
    It is necessary to paint so that the enemy force could not copy and carry out a provocation under the guise of our aircraft.
  15. Dart
    Dart 7 May 2018 23: 12
    +2
    Quote: Lunar Daemon
    the ligature is removed because it is difficult to read, and it irritates the eyes of even Russian people

    This, apparently, is your individual peculiarity. My daughter, a younger girl, calmly reads fairy tales from her home library with all the tricks and tricks, and the ligature is also simply beautiful in itself. Are you definitely Russian?
  16. Zomanus
    Zomanus 8 May 2018 00: 20
    +1
    Well, in general, and rightly so. Still, before the Tu-160 it was a miracle,
    which only flew and hit.
    And now this is a combat combat aircraft that is really fighting.
    Therefore, it is not to his face these fintyflushki resembling the colors of ukroflag.
  17. ilik54
    ilik54 8 May 2018 05: 26
    +1
    According to all rules, the coloring of such objects should correspond to their functionality, or, based on professional considerations, the larger the object, the less noticeable should be its color in relation to the environment where it will function, and the smaller the object, the more contrast it should be to the environment. Thus, we create a harmonious combination and calm or excite the viewer, if he, of course, manages to become one. But in any case, the coloring of such objects is a functional impact on the consumer of such information in order to achieve the desired effect.
  18. Freelancer7
    Freelancer7 8 May 2018 19: 54
    0
    It got cooler! The style is felt - red white black. Nothing extra. I fully approve !!!
  19. Lynx33
    Lynx33 8 May 2018 21: 18
    0
    As befits this bomber, the color is pure white, or have you forgotten why it is white? White color minimizes light damage from a nuclear explosion.
  20. Mentat
    Mentat 8 May 2018 21: 34
    0
    Quote: Lynx33
    And here is aesthetics? Nuclear bombers have always painted white to reduce its damage from light radiation from a nearby nuclear explosion.

    He was in white. The non-white area has not changed dramatically, this is not the reason.