Russian "strategists" Tu-95 and Tu-160 will receive new opportunities


The Russian fleet of strategic bombers will undergo modernization, which will give the machines new opportunities.


In particular, the state tests of the Tu-95MSM with the modified NK-12MPM engine are nearing completion, Interfax reports. Advanced engines will expand the range of the missile carrier and take on board up to 16 units of the latest X-101 cruise missiles. Now they can be placed not only on the drum launcher inside the body, but also under the wings on the beam holders.

In addition, it became known that the first Tu-160M missile carrier built in the Russian Federation, without significant use of Soviet reserves, is expected to be transferred to the military in the 2021 year, Interfax writes. Earlier it was mentioned the plans of the Ministry of Defense to order the latest machines to 50.

In addition, plans were announced for the modernization of machines of this type already in operation. "White Swans" will also receive an updated arsenal of weapons and increased range.

The "strategists" Tu-95 and Tu-160 are the airborne component of the Russian nuclear triad. They carry cruise missiles with conventional or nuclear warheads designed to destroy ground targets or naval convoys of the enemy.
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  1. 1976AG 25 November 2019 15: 25 New
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    If the pace of modernization were to increase, it would be very good.
    1. sub307 25 November 2019 15: 48 New
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      “It will be small, not enough ...” Not to the fact that - “the best defense is an attack”, just considering the “alignment” of the territorial ...
    2. Hunter 2 25 November 2019 15: 48 New
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      Great news! good It remains to execute in the gland! Tu 160 - seen on MAX, impressed by the car!
      1. novel66 25 November 2019 18: 18 New
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        and I served on the Tu-95 .. I love him .. hello, Lesh hi
    3. Bykov. 25 November 2019 16: 03 New
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      Quote: 1976AG
      If the pace of modernization were to increase, it would be very good.

      No, don't be in a hurry.
      1. 1976AG 25 November 2019 16: 04 New
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        They are needed yesterday, not in 30 years
        1. okko077 25 November 2019 19: 24 New
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          From 1983 to 1995, 36 Tu-95MS aircraft were produced .. This is a one-year Tu-160 and Tu-22M3 aircraft. Why is it called ancient? This is a fallacy. There are about 30 aircraft on the armament. Probably mainly factory Tu-95 MS, but not modified to them .... They will be upgraded to Tu-95MSM .. According to some information, the contract is concluded, according to others it will be concluded after tests that are being carried out ... The author incorrectly indicated the type of missiles , and in general there is little information in the article ... It will carry 16 new X-50 missiles, they are smaller than the X-101, a range of 1500 km, with the tracking of the coordinates of the target in real time on board in the air (Cheers, Hephaestus! Again the guys excelled, and on the Tu-22M3M they are also there) ...

          https://dfnc.ru/katalog-vooruzhenij/aviatsionnye-rakety-i-bomby/h-50-h-sd/
          In general, the company Hephaestus with SVP fellows, and the bureaucrats of Sukhoi did not let them on the Su-34M yet ...
          Read ...
          1. Vladimir16 25 November 2019 19: 56 New
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            Quote: okko077
            They are needed yesterday, not in 30 years

            Already in production,
            And you have an unfortunate mistake in time - yesterday, tomorrow. Try living today.

            You reminded a joke about the ever-dissatisfied Jew - at a party he drinks tea with three tablespoons of sugar, at home with one, but loves tea with two tablespoons of sugar.

            But that Jew even has an understanding of what he wants, and you only have "yesterday" and "tomorrow".
            1. okko077 25 November 2019 22: 03 New
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              This is not my quote! Have you lost control? Answer me, the quote is not mine. Explanations in the middle ... Wonderful ...
            2. 1976AG 26 November 2019 10: 50 New
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              Quote: Vladimir16
              Quote: okko077
              They are needed yesterday, not in 30 years

              Already in production,
              And you have an unfortunate mistake in time - yesterday, tomorrow. Try living today.

              You reminded a joke about the ever-dissatisfied Jew - at a party he drinks tea with three tablespoons of sugar, at home with one, but loves tea with two tablespoons of sugar.

              But that Jew even has an understanding of what he wants, and you only have "yesterday" and "tomorrow".

              I live today. It’s just that today we have a very low pace of modernization, at which we will not yet receive the updated fleet. But you apparently have problems understanding simple things. hence the inadequate conclusions.
    4. seregin-s1 25 November 2019 16: 58 New
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      A large shortage of specialists. In fact, they are grown right at the factory. You cannot buy skill for money, and guest workers will not help here.
  2. Thrifty 25 November 2019 15: 28 New
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    I am only for such an opportunity! hi good
  3. Invoce 25 November 2019 15: 49 New
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    Touched designers for the modernization of the Tu-160 for 50 years! Tu-95 probably still 20 years ... As well as the B-52. The plane of the mid 50s of the last century is planned to operate until 50. 21 centuries
    1. okko077 25 November 2019 19: 42 New
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      Touched designers for the modernization of the Tu-160 for 50 years!

      The Tu-160 is not a resource wing design. Aircraft with an inverter is an outdated design, and for another 50 years the modernized Tu-160s will not fly, even though the rotary assembly is made of titanium. The Tu-160 has a frantic load on the wing and the rotary assembly. If only to change the wing!
      The Tu-95 does not have this problem and the upgraded ones will fly not 20, but all 50 years, if necessary ...
  4. Zaurbek 25 November 2019 15: 55 New
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    And they can bomb corr bombs?
    1. 1976AG 25 November 2019 15: 57 New
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      Quote: Zaurbek
      And they can bomb corr bombs?

      Will be able
      1. novel66 25 November 2019 18: 19 New
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        rave! they don’t have the appropriate equipment for this
        1. Lozovik 25 November 2019 19: 09 New
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          Quote: novel xnumx
          rave! they don’t have the appropriate equipment for this

          Tu-160 carries bomber weapons.

          1. okko077 25 November 2019 20: 11 New
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            Tu-160 carries bomber weapons.

            Can. What a fool would send to bomb this dinosaur, which can be seen for 1000 km, and substitute for air defense. The damage from his bombs and their cost is comparable to the cost of his departure ... He launched simple missiles in Syria only for training ... His main armament of the Kyrgyz Republic with nuclear weapons ... if he has time to take off ... Only a demonstration of the flag, and political advertising. .. There’s just almost nothing else .. About 30 Bears and maybe there will be about 30 Tu-22m3m, the last barely breathe ... We need to reach the start of serial production of PAK DA., Otherwise TRIAD will end ...
            1. Lozovik 27 November 2019 05: 04 New
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              Quote: okko077
              Can. What a fool would send to bomb this dinosaur, which can be seen for 1000 km, and substitute for air defense. The damage from his bombs and their cost is comparable to the cost of his departure ...

              What are the ways to overcome air defense long-range aviation? What tasks does bombing solve?

              Quote: okko077
              if he has time to take off ...

              In an endangered period, they will be taken out of attack.

              Quote: okko077
              About 30 Bears and maybe there will be about 30 Tu-22m3m, the last barely breathe ...

              I never cease to be surprised at such statements. Keep a record of failures and malfunctions or resource consumption? Or do you know the design of the swivel swivel assembly?

              Quote: okko077
              It is necessary to reach the start of serial production of PAK DA., Otherwise TRIAD will end ...

              The decision to create it has not been made, although the engines already do. What does the Tu-160 not suit?
              1. okko077 27 November 2019 11: 26 New
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                What are the ways to overcome air defense long-range aviation? What tasks does bombing solve?

                Strategists do not overcome air defense! They can foolishly bomb only partisans! Very expensive!
                In an endangered period, they will be taken out of attack.

                Will you be informed? Their opponent counts piece by piece! Well, Tu-160 for sure, the 1st pi_ndo sergeant is enough for this ...
                I never cease to be surprised at such statements. Keep a record of failures and malfunctions or resource consumption? Or do you know the design of the swivel swivel assembly?

                The resource consumption over the years is easily predicted .. This is without taking into account failures, it is even sadder there.
                ..I know, served ... DO NOT STOP!
                https://militaryarms.ru/armii-mira/vvs-rossii/#h2_3

                The decision to create it has not been made, although the engines already do. What does the Tu-160 not suit?

                Tu-160, from a military point of view, is an almost useless aircraft in a modern war ... but there is an inheritance! Only to demonstrate the presence and flag!

                Read!
                https://naukatehnika.com/pak-da-obrel-svoe-liczo.html
                1. Lozovik 1 December 2019 20: 02 New
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                  Quote: okko077
                  Strategists do not overcome air defense!

                  That is, they are not fighting at all?

                  Quote: okko077
                  They can foolishly bomb only partisans!

                  Georgian, at the airfields laughing

                  Quote: okko077
                  Will you be informed? Their opponent counts piece by piece! Well, Tu-160 for sure, the 1st pi_ndo sergeant is enough for this ...

                  Count = hit?

                  Quote: okko077
                  The resource consumption over the years is easily predicted .. This is without taking into account failures, it is even sadder there.
                  ..I know, served ... DO NOT STOP!

                  So open the veil of secrecy, name at least one number for an arbitrary year! Well, designated for the Tu-22M3 at the same time.

                  Quote: okko077
                  https://militaryarms.ru/armii-mira/vvs-rossii/#h2_3

                  Another Murzilka
                  The total number of combat-ready vehicles is about 50, another 100 are in storage.

                  Combat vehicles? Where can I find the definition of this term?

                  Quote: okko077
                  Tu-160, from a military point of view, is an almost useless aircraft in a modern war ... but there is an inheritance! Only to demonstrate the presence and flag!

                  How then will we hit airfields, industrial, transport infrastructure, etc.? Kids like the Su-34 or Su-24M?
      2. okko077 25 November 2019 19: 58 New
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        They will not bomb the KAB .. Substitute a strategic missile carrier under air defense? Our unfinished KABs have a range of only 10-15 km, unlike the American planes - over 100 km ... And this is not enough for a missile carrier. Tu-95MSM, except for the X-101 with a range of 5500, will be armed with an x-50 with a range of 1500 , cheaper and more angry ... In the X-50, coordinates are entered on the botra in real time. This is typical for network-centric systems of the future ... X-101 - only on the ground before departure, until ..
    2. YOUR 25 November 2019 16: 02 New
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      In fact, they do not exist for this. Their main striking power is rockets. This is strategic aviation, bombs are tactical aviation.
    3. Piramidon 25 November 2019 16: 03 New
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      Quote: Zaurbek
      And they can bomb corr bombs?

      You would also ask if he could shoot adversaries from the cannons on the battlefield. Do you want to entrust the functions of a front-line bomber to a strategic Rocket Launcher? What for? For this, there is a corresponding materiel starting from Su-24/25/34/35, and ending with Tu-22M3.
      1. 1976AG 25 November 2019 16: 07 New
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        Quote: Piramidon
        Quote: Zaurbek
        And they can bomb corr bombs?

        You would also ask if he could shoot adversaries from the cannons on the battlefield. Do you want to entrust the functions of a front-line bomber to a strategic Rocket Launcher? What for? For this, there is a corresponding materiel starting from Su-24/25/34/35, and ending with Tu-22M3.

        The main function of the Tu-160 is to strike with cruise missiles with special warheads. Will you order nuclear strikes to strike or cancel all flights as unnecessary?
        1. Piramidon 25 November 2019 16: 13 New
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          Quote: 1976AG
          Will you order nuclear strikes to strike or cancel all flights as unnecessary?

          I don’t want to order anything. But chasing a strategic missile carrier through enemy air defenses for bombing is not a good idea.
          The main function of the Tu-160 strike with cruise missiles with special warheads

          Why is it so categorical that only with special warheads? How many times have been used "Caliber" with a conventional warhead. request
          1. 1976AG 25 November 2019 16: 18 New
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            Quote: Piramidon
            Quote: 1976AG
            Will you order nuclear strikes to strike or cancel all flights as unnecessary?

            I don’t want to order anything. But chasing a strategic missile carrier through enemy air defenses for bombing is not a good idea

            I agree, but it is impossible to foresee everything in the war, and if the modern avionics provides ample opportunities, then let them be better.
      2. Ros 56 25 November 2019 16: 25 New
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        You forgot the su-17 laughing In some places they are still fighting.
      3. Zaurbek 25 November 2019 17: 49 New
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        As an example to you all, B52 ......
        1. Piramidon 25 November 2019 20: 17 New
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          Quote: Zaurbek
          As an example to you all, B52 ......

          Well, when was the B-52 used as an ordinary bomber against an enemy with modern air defense systems?
          1. Zaurbek 25 November 2019 20: 24 New
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            You can wait for a real war for a hundred years .... But against the air defense systems of the Russian Federation, it fought only in Georgia. The same FAB 500, 100, 1500 with satellite and laser correction, it is quite possible to reset and maintain ground forces at a distance. We do not have so many bases around the world. And sometimes you need to urgently deliver to a target where there is no adult air defense cargo.
      4. novel66 25 November 2019 18: 20 New
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        there was a dispute here a few years ago: can a Tu-95 defeat an aircraft carrier in artillery combat ... I don’t remember what they agreed on
        1. Piramidon 25 November 2019 20: 27 New
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          Quote: novel xnumx
          there was a dispute here a few years ago: can a Tu-95 defeat an aircraft carrier in artillery combat ... I don’t remember what they agreed on

          Smiled !!! laughing good
        2. okko077 25 November 2019 22: 34 New
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          can a Tu-95 defeat an aircraft carrier in artillery battle ..


          Roman, is that now?
          1. novel66 26 November 2019 07: 23 New
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            it's somewhere here! https: //topwar.ru/107467-voenno-morskoy-triller.html#comment-id-6565809
            slightly higher start
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      6. Alexey LK 26 November 2019 12: 41 New
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        Quote: Piramidon
        What for? For this, there is a corresponding materiel starting from Su-24/25/34/35, and ending with Tu-22M3.

        Because the Tu-160 has a range that front-line, tactical aviation does not. And operations are against the enemy without normal air defense. Sometimes this approach is justified, and therefore the question is quite substantial.
  5. The leader of the Redskins 25 November 2019 16: 03 New
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    Good news, more of these.
  6. Kaw
    Kaw 25 November 2019 16: 07 New
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    Improved engines will expand the missile range and take on board up to 16 units of the latest X-101 cruise missiles

    I read somewhere that the X-101/102 of the Tu-95 doesn’t climb into the bomb bay at all, they can only carry them on external sling.
    1. okko077 25 November 2019 22: 38 New
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      The author is raving, and we will help you !! The Tu-95MSM will carry 16 X-50s ... They are smaller ... The weight of the X-101 is almost 2,5 tons .. And the normal combat load of the Tu-95MSM is about 10 tons ... It can carry 4 such missiles, as in Syria was used ...
      1. Kaw
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        The author is raving, and we will help you !! The Tu-95MSM will carry 16 X-50s ... They are smaller ... The weight of the X-101 is almost 2,5 tons .. And the normal combat load of the Tu-95MSM is about 10 tons ... It can carry 4 such missiles, as in Syria was used ...

        Only four speak?
        1. okko077 26 November 2019 00: 48 New
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          Tu-95MS with incomplete fuel loading can take about 20 tons of combat load. The wiki is written nonsense, and the author repeats it:
          The Tu-95MS, which is the backbone of strategic aviation in Russia, is the carrier of the X-55 cruise missiles. In the modification of the Tu-95MS6, six such missiles are located in the cargo compartment on the multi-position drum launcher. In the modification of the Tu-95MS16, in addition to the fuselage launcher, the suspension of ten more X-55 missiles on four underwing holders is provided and an SURO (missile weapon control system) similar to the Tu-160 is installed. Equipment for free-falling ammunition from the aircraft dismantled. Currently, the Tu-95MS is being modernized on a planned basis. Especially for the new missiles on the Tu-95MS, the bomb compartment has been increased, and eight external beams have been installed on which 16 X-101 cruise missiles can be mounted. [9]

          It turns out that MSM can raise 40 tons of combat load? You believe ? Me not...

          https://russian.rt.com/russia/article/544800-tu-95-medved-modernizaciya
          https://bmpd.livejournal.com/2693072.html
          Here a little less advertising!
  7. Piramidon 25 November 2019 16: 08 New
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    [quote] with a modified engine NK-12MPM, [quote]
    Nk-12 - serial turboprop engine not surpassed in its parameters good
    1. Pete mitchell 25 November 2019 18: 44 New
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      Quote: Piramidon
      with the modified engine NK-12MPM,

      Nk-12 - serial turboprop engine not surpassed in its parameters good

      hi looking at your profile picture, such a comment has a corruption component lol
      1. Piramidon 25 November 2019 20: 21 New
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        Quote: Pete Mitchell
        looking at your profile picture, such a comment has a corruption component

        What to do. I love this car, with which I was connected almost half my life. hi
        1. Pete mitchell 25 November 2019 22: 03 New
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          Quote: Piramidon
          I love this car, with which I was connected almost half my life. hi

          This is forever, everyone probably has their own .... love crying
          1. Pete mitchell 26 November 2019 15: 58 New
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            “Minusovalschiku” - you don’t have your favorite airplane, you’re not able to say anything either ... I’m sorry for you, "you are good, but painful.... crying
  8. knn54 25 November 2019 16: 33 New
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    In connection with the postponement of the creation of the PAK DA, the program included the serial production program in a modified form of the Tu-22M and the modernization of the above aircraft, which should support the potential of Russian long-range aviation.
  9. anjey 25 November 2019 16: 53 New
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    Improved engines will expand the missile range and take on board up to 16 units of the latest X-101 cruise missiles
    I am constantly amazed at why the X-101 is constantly positioned and not the X-102 with nuclear warheads.
    Tu-95 is the same STRATEGY and not just "bombed toilets" in the far reaches.
    Under the USSR, the X-55 was clearly meant for the adversary as nuclear, without any wiggling. I am not against the “ironing” of the barmalei in Syria by our Kyrgyz Republic, for real training, but I still want enemies behind a puddle and in Europe, sometimes out of fear included their brains ....
    1. Sky strike fighter 25 November 2019 17: 20 New
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      Because only X-101 is actually used in fact, X-102 is the Doomsday weapon. Moreover, in Syria the X-101 range was unnecessary, it would have to be fired from the Far East in order to make full use of the characteristics of the X-101, therefore they create X-50.
      But, perhaps, the main thing is to equip the aircraft with new X-101 and X-102 cruise missiles. The first has a high-explosive filling, the second has a nuclear warhead with a capacity of 250 kilotons.

      The unique ultra-long air-to-surface missile was created at the Fakel design bureau for more than ten years. The designers managed to combine in it a flight range of 5500 kilometers and a probable circular deviation of 5-6 meters. At the same time, the rocket has a variable flight profile and reduced visibility (EPR of the order of 0,01 sq.m.), due to which it is able to break through the enemy’s missile defense. The altitudes at which the flight passes are from 30 m to 10000 m. The maximum speed is transonic. The mass of the warhead of the non-nuclear X-101 is 400 kg.

      https://svpressa.ru/war21/article/152935/
      Under the USSR, the X-55 was clearly implied to the adversary as nuclear, without any wiggle.

      But what about the modifications created on its basis? Non-nuclear X-65 and its anti-ship version of the X-65C, export anti-ship X-65SE based on the same nuclear X-55.
      1. anjey 25 November 2019 19: 51 New
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        The X-101 range was declared at 5000 km and from the Far East to Syria, 8 thousand km laughing
        1. Pete mitchell 26 November 2019 16: 06 New
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          hi dear, your idea is in principle clear and understandable, could you clarify the range
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          .... thousand with a km
          wassat repeat
    2. Sky strike fighter 25 November 2019 18: 09 New
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      Here is information on non-nuclear modifications of the X-55.
      In the mid-1980s, a cruise missile equipped with a conventional warhead (high-explosive or cluster) was created on the basis of the X-55 missile launcher "Raduga" in the ICB Raduga. She received the designation X-65.


      The X-65 itself was shown for the first time in 1993 (in February - Abu Dhabi, and in September - in Zhukovsky and Nizhny Novgorod).
      The X-65 missile can be used both from Tu-95 and Tu-160 strategic bombers, and from fighter-bombers, respectively, from MKU-6-5 rotary launch devices or ordinary beam launch devices. The Kh-65 can be launched from a height of up to 12 km at a carrier aircraft speed of 540-1050 km / h. The Kh-65SE
      X-65 control system is inertial with correction according to the terrain.
      The X-65 missile has been tested since the late 80s, but there is no evidence of its adoption.


      To defeat surface ships with an effective dispersion surface of 300 m2 in the conditions of strong electronic countermeasures, the Kh-55SE anti-ship missile was created on the basis of the X-65. In its characteristics, it differs from the X-65 only in firing range (250 km when launched at low and 280 km at high altitudes) and a control system. The warhead of the high-explosive cumulative-explosive weighing 410 kg.
      A carrier aircraft (Tu-22M3 or another) can launch an X-65SE rocket from a height of 0,1 to 12 km at a speed of 540-1050 km / h for a sea target, the coordinates of which are known only tentatively. The rocket is launched on the principle of "shot and forgot."

      https://testpilot.ru/russia/raduga/kh/65/kh65.htm
      1. anjey 25 November 2019 19: 48 New
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        I’m talking about the “real concept” of the strategist, and the fact that in the nineties they did half-bloods in the Kyrgyz Republic, mainly for foreign trade, so to speak for the Bubble, is not an indicator of the importance of this weapon, especially strategic laughing .
  10. Dmitry Medvedev_2 25 November 2019 17: 45 New
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    Yeah . Why the hell is Russia junk? What are you people in what century do you live? See what Americans are doing with their strategists! B-1, B21, etc. And we fly on the swans of the last century and boast about it. shame "Putin" ...
    1. Aerodrome 25 November 2019 17: 50 New
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      Quote: Dmitry Medvedev_2
      Yeah . Why the hell is Russia junk? What are you people in what century do you live? See what Americans are doing with their strategists! B-1, B21, etc. And we fly on the swans of the last century and boast about it. shame "Putin" ...

      come on. burn .. do you need an "avatar"? I give.
      1. Dmitry Medvedev_2 25 November 2019 18: 00 New
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        bully fucked up. I will use
        1. Sky strike fighter 25 November 2019 18: 12 New
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          Feel free to ask how and for what you will use? repeat
          1. Aerodrome 25 November 2019 18: 46 New
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            Quote: Sky Strike fighter
            Feel free to ask how and for what you will use? repeat

            for God's sake ... whatever. yes
    2. Piramidon 25 November 2019 20: 33 New
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      Quote: Dmitry Medvedev_2
      And we fly on the swans of the last century

      What YOU personally "fly" is understandable.
  11. Lone gunman 25 November 2019 23: 48 New
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    If the military generals are in favor, then whatever opinion "here" is expressed all one, so the state needs, as they say, "the caravan goes the dogs bark." Russia, if necessary, always put everyone in a pose.