How to visually distinguish the "strategist" Tu-160M ​​from the previous version: details are indicated


A few days ago, Russian media outlets were circulated, which featured a new modification of the domestic strategic bomber, which received the designation Tu-160M. Images of the aircraft attracted the attention of the expert community, in the ranks of which they began to recognize the visual features of the machine.


The modernized car made its first flight on February 2 of this year, which caused increased interest of journalists.

We can all play a little, trying to find the differences between the Tu-160 and Tu-160M

- suggested in the Spanish-language blog charly015.blogspot.ru, which closely follows the latest Russian military-industrial complex.

As one of the distinguishing details indicated the front of the aircraft. One of the equipment is missing here - the optoelectronic sight OPB-15T "Thunderstorm". On previous versions of the “strategist,” it allowed accurate bombing in conditions of poor visibility, which testified to high-quality brightened optics and a photosensitive camera matrix.

The tail section of the aircraft is equipped with a new electronic warfare system, which has a more massive look. On this basis, the new modification can be easily distinguished from previous Tu-160M ​​aircraft.


How to visually distinguish the "strategist" Tu-160M ​​from the previous version: details are indicated
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  1. Victor_B 14 February 2020 01: 03 New
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    Oh, these foreigners!
    Curious Barbara in the market nose tore!
    After a number of years, they will all become Tu-160M.
    1. NEXUS 14 February 2020 01: 13 New
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      Quote: Victor_B
      After a number of years, they will all become Tu-160M.

      After a number of years we will have PAK YES. As for the 160th, in any case, whether it is version 160M or 160M2, there will not be much (quantitatively), because it is expensive and extremely technological. At the same time, it is no longer necessary to break through the enemy’s air defense in the presence of X-101/102 and in the future X-50, due to the radius of which, there is no need to enter the air defense coverage area. And on the way, an upgraded version of the X-101 with an increased range.
      1. Victor_B 14 February 2020 01: 14 New
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        Quote: NEXUS
        After a number of years we will have PAK YES.

        Meant that all combatant Tu-160 will undergo modernization.
      2. Chaldon48 14 February 2020 03: 32 New
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        What to guess, it all depends on what winds blow at the top, and we can only wait humbly.
      3. Maestro Alexander 14 February 2020 08: 45 New
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        Yes sir. However, the carriers for the X-101/102, whose range is about 5 km, are (and will be in the foreseeable future) the Medved and the Swan. The latter just needs to, "throw a grenade and disappear into the fog, folding its wings." Circumstances may arise the most unpredictable.
      4. Piramidon 14 February 2020 18: 12 New
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        Quote: NEXUS
        After a number of years we will have PAK YES. And as for the 160th, in any case, whether it is version 160M or 160M2, there will not be many (quantitatively), because it’s expensive

        Do you think that PAK YES will be cheaper?
        1. NEXUS 14 February 2020 18: 14 New
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          Quote: Piramidon
          Do you think that PAK YES will be cheaper?

          I don’t think anything, since I haven’t seen PAK YES in hardware. Maybe it will be cheaper, who knows ...
          1. Piramidon 14 February 2020 18: 25 New
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            Quote: NEXUS
            Quote: Piramidon
            Do you think that PAK YES will be cheaper?

            I don’t think anything, since I haven’t seen PAK YES in hardware. Maybe it will be cheaper, who knows ...

            Yes, here, in principle, and do not need to know. When with us, and not only with us, the new was cheaper than the old.
        2. Filxnumx 14 February 2020 20: 41 New
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          PAK YES is cheaper by definition since there is no supersonic. However, the cheapness of domestic projects is often (especially recently) lost amid the costs of their implementation. I assume that the price of the "finished product" will be at the level of Tu-160M ​​(M2)
  2. Lexus 14 February 2020 01: 08 New
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    There will be nothing to distinguish at this rate of modernization for a few more years. But they "promised" to upgrade all Tu-2025s by 160, build 50 Tu-160M2 and put PAK YES on the conveyor.
    1. bars1 14 February 2020 01: 15 New
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      Something has not been heard recently about intentions to build 50 new Tu-160Ms. Maybe they abandoned this crazy idea and therefore found money for 76 Su-57?
      1. NEXUS 14 February 2020 10: 56 New
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        Something has not been heard recently about intentions to build 50 new Tu-160Ms.

        There will be no 50 TU-160s ... the USSR mastered about 30 pieces and then, in the most bready times, it produced 4 160s a year. And there was industry, science, specialists and a base. God forbid, if we are able to produce 2 TU-160 per year. Plus, the price of this device is not at all small. In the USSR, it cost about 200 lyamas of Soviet parrots, that is, now, the price is close to 200-250 lyamas of American parrots.
        1. Berkut752 14 February 2020 12: 48 New
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          So far, only on paper:
          During this year, the Accounts Chamber of Russia will verify the assembly program of the strategic missile carrier Tu-160 White Swan and its models. This is stated in the list of upcoming plans of the department.
    2. Stalllker 14 February 2020 05: 51 New
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      Why so much 160M ??? And who ever promised ???
    3. Berkut752 14 February 2020 12: 30 New
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      Yeah, and TWENTY-FIVE THOUSAND jobs, and three-room apartment, THIS PROMISED 2020. Storytellers, only they have no faith ........................
  3. Mordvin 3 14 February 2020 01: 08 New
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    Is this a guide for spies, or what? recourse
    1. Well done 14 February 2020 01: 23 New
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      This is the "blogosphere"! Couch troops. Sometimes they sound better than the Tu-160M. They would break coal into the mine, but for them the keyboard is softer. hi
      1. bessmertniy 14 February 2020 01: 40 New
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        What kind of mine is there, but how to break coal when beer and stockfish are on hand. wassat
        1. PN
          PN 14 February 2020 06: 49 New
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          Do you think the Spaniards use beer with dried fish?
          1. bessmertniy 14 February 2020 06: 56 New
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            The Russian company easily.
    2. Voyager 14 February 2020 10: 08 New
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      Yes, there is nothing to snoop on the good. The usual awareness as a result of erudition and observation, even some students are now well versed in such details.
  4. Moreno 14 February 2020 02: 30 New
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    Yeah, show me everything and tell you!
  5. 7,62h54 14 February 2020 18: 44 New
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    And I peer into the sky, and I just can’t deny it
    1. Piramidon 15 February 2020 15: 23 New
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      At what height?