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"We are capable of more": the United States has estimated the record in the duration of the flight of "strategists" Tu-160

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The US military tweeted a response to a Russian announcement made over the weekend in connection with the flight of two Tu-160 strategic bombers. As indicated by the RF Armed Forces, these vehicles performed a non-stop mission for more than 25 hours. However, the US Strategic Command indicated that all three types of heavy bombers in service with the country's air force broke this record long ago.


Tu-160 set on Saturday world record for range and duration of non-stop flight for aircraft of this class

- said in TASS, although the official message of the Aerospace Forces said that the crew had achieved a new record for this type, and not the class of cars.

Apparently, the Pentagon decided to "hook" on a somewhat incorrect statement by the Russian media in order to demonstrate its "advanced" combat capabilities and published a flight table with the comment "What is teamwork capable of." The new recording was immediately picked up by the Western media and presented to the reader in the context of the flight of the Tu-160 "strategists".

This recent flight is certainly not a world record for longest duration for a heavy bomber, as American crews can attest.

- writes The War Zone (USA).

Added that the US Air Force is capable of more.

According to him, currently in Russian and American aviation there is a renaissance in the long-range bombers segment. At the same time, for this class of aircraft, long-distance flights over long distances "are not only of prestigious importance, but are also a key element of combat operations."

In the era of cruise missile confrontation, the ability to launch a long-range bomber from its own territory and hit targets anywhere in the world is of great strategic importance.

- believes The War Zone.

"We are capable of more": the United States has estimated the record in the duration of the flight of "strategists" Tu-160
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  1. Whirlwind
    Whirlwind 23 September 2020 05: 24 New
    -22 qualifying.
    We have Tu-160 flew 25 hours, and with them, who, how, specifically?
    The striped ones are dark again ...
    1. Grandfather
      Grandfather 23 September 2020 05: 27 New
      15
      Quote: Whirlwind
      We have Tu-160 flew 25 hours, and with them, who, how, specifically?
      The striped ones are dark again ...

      the last ten lines too lazy to read? - "B-1, B-2, B-52" ...
      1. Iline
        Iline 23 September 2020 07: 53 New
        13
        Quote: Dead Day
        the last ten lines too lazy to read? - "B-1, B-2, B-52" ...

        Here you can add the Tu-95MS from the same Engels airbase, which flew 44 hours long before this "world record"
        1. Temples
          Temples 23 September 2020 08: 16 New
          17
          Journalists, as is now customary in their midst, chatted and wrote nonsense.
          "Record" 25 hours of flight?

          Chkalov flew to America for 63 hours.
          WITHOUT REFUELING !!!

          You need to think a little before writing about "records".

          You can suck another stupid "record" out of your finger:
          - The longest flight of a green aircraft.
          1. Grazdanin
            Grazdanin 23 September 2020 08: 19 New
            -3
            Quote: Temples
            Journalists, as is now customary in their midst, chatted and wrote nonsense.

            Worse. This was said by Lieutenant General Sergei Kobylash.
            1. Temples
              Temples 23 September 2020 08: 37 New
              +9
              Quote: Grazdanin
              This was said by Lieutenant General Sergei Kobylash.

              Did he tell you personally?

              Or did you read the note in which the journalist told about what was said?

              Who made the "sensation" Kobylash or the journalists?


              The record flight for the Tu-160 is not an aviation record in general.
              The lieutenant general and all normal people understand this.

              But the journalists who inflated the "sensation" are clearly not among those who are even more or less interested in aviation.
        2. Whirlwind
          Whirlwind 23 September 2020 09: 59 New
          -2
          Please tell me when was this outstanding flight?
      2. Whirlwind
        Whirlwind 23 September 2020 09: 52 New
        0
        Well, let the fucking pieces of iron fly to themselves.
      3. Piramidon
        Piramidon 23 September 2020 10: 10 New
        -4
        Quote: Dead Day
        the last ten lines too lazy to read? - "B-1, B-2, B-52" ...

        The flight duration is not indicated in these lines
      4. vadim dok
        vadim dok 23 September 2020 18: 23 New
        -2
        Moreover, a pair of В1В flew in 1953 36 797 km in .36 h, 13 m 37 bsec at an average speed of 1000 km / h and made three training bombings at the ranges of Okinawa and Guam. 6 refueling times in the air. Tu160 flew at a speed of 800 km / h. hour, although its maximum speed is higher.
        1. Sergey-8848
          Sergey-8848 24 September 2020 20: 46 New
          +2
          B1B could not fly anywhere in 1953, tk. they were not even in dreams.
    2. Grazdanin
      Grazdanin 23 September 2020 08: 18 New
      -2
      Quote: Whirlwind
      The striped ones are dark again ...

      Did you try to read the news?
    3. iouris
      iouris 23 September 2020 09: 23 New
      -2
      I flew by. So what? The bomber must bomb someone, not fly like plywood over Paris.
    4. BLADFROST
      BLADFROST 24 September 2020 10: 44 New
      +1
      Darkness is their lot
  2. Grandfather
    Grandfather 23 September 2020 05: 25 New
    11
    This recent flight is certainly not a world record for longest duration for a heavy bomber, as American crews can attest.
    This is a lesson for "journalists" who want to inflate the sensation of everything. do not write, if not "in the subject".
    1. The leader of the Redskins
      The leader of the Redskins 23 September 2020 05: 58 New
      -1
      In principle, when the news about Tu-160 appeared, knowledgeable people were at a loss and laid out the numbers. But hurray - patriotism obscures the eyes.
      1. The comment was deleted.
        1. Anders
          Anders 23 September 2020 09: 54 New
          -4
          B-1b and Tu 160 are aircraft of different missions and the fact that one larger does not speak of capabilities or superiority !!!
          1. hrych
            hrych 23 September 2020 10: 24 New
            +9
            The task is the same for the strategist. Deliver a nuclear charge in any form as quickly and further as possible. B-1a specialized in high-altitude penetration of enemy air defenses, and B-1b at low altitude. That's the whole difference. Not capable of carrying long-range missile launchers, so it is forced to enter the air defense zone. The Tu-160 specializes in not entering the enemy's air defense zone at all, which makes it even more perfect. Therefore, it is head and shoulders above all strategists, including the B-1b. It's almost impossible to intercept it. It goes beyond the radius of the enemy fighters, having a speed of two swing and uses strike weapons, I repeat, without entering the enemy's air defense zone at all.
            1. Anders
              Anders 28 September 2020 16: 54 New
              -1
              No need to write nonsense about the extra capacity of the 160. Their tasks are different !!! Tupolev is also a good target for air defense!
              1. hrych
                hrych 28 September 2020 17: 08 New
                0
                Where do these clever guys come from? wassat It flies through the Arctic and the path is laid bypassing the air defense zones, the bomb bay, unlike the B-1B, is designed for the CD with a range of several thousand km. What air defense? If they return back after practicing the conditional launch, then also do not be misled when they talk about the conditional interception by the Germans or the British. This is done specifically to open up enemy air defense position areas and to establish the time of its reaction. They do exactly the same with their B-52 and the same B-1.
          2. dzvero
            dzvero 23 September 2020 12: 01 New
            0
            Both aircraft were created within the framework of the concept of air defense breakthrough at supersonic and low altitude with relief. Subsequently, the tasks changed taking into account the capabilities of both the vehicle and the weapons.
          3. vadim dok
            vadim dok 23 September 2020 18: 29 New
            0
            But these two aircraft are approximately the same type, the fact that they have a different composition of weapons does not matter. The combat load is APPROXIMATELY / by weight / the same!
      2. NEXUS
        NEXUS 23 September 2020 09: 12 New
        +2
        Quote: Leader of the Redskins
        But hurray - patriotism obscures the eyes.

        And zhurnalyugi stir up this jingoistic patriotism.
    2. K-612-O
      K-612-O 23 September 2020 06: 11 New
      -1
      This is just the Americans are not in the subject. Records in aviation are set primarily for the type of aircraft, as our Ministry of Defense said, no one spoke about an absolute record.
      1. Yves762
        Yves762 23 September 2020 06: 36 New
        +3
        Yeah ... what
        Then it would be better if they referred to the model in general, or even to the modification ...
        And then, in the presence of the same B-1 with 30 hours, the "world record" somehow does not fit.
        1. K-612-O
          K-612-O 23 September 2020 06: 40 New
          -1
          So you will study the question first, the same Il-76 has how many records, specifically for the Il-76 type, but it is not the most powerful transport aircraft and does not pretend to be absolute records. There are records for type, class and absolute.
          1. Mikhail Ya2
            Mikhail Ya2 23 September 2020 07: 30 New
            +6
            So can you still set a "world record" for this crew?
  3. Cowbra
    Cowbra 23 September 2020 05: 30 New
    +6
    Hmm, the journalist is completely bent over. It's sad.
  4. askort154
    askort154 23 September 2020 06: 37 New
    13
    On January 18.01.1957, 52, the B-45 made a round-the-world flight in 19 hours 39715 minutes, having flown 11 km, and on 01.1962/20168/XNUMX, the record for the distance without refueling was XNUMX km.
    And our journalists distorted the official message of the Aerospace Forces about the achievement of a new record by the crew for this type (Tu-160). Not understanding it, they passed it off as "hot news", as it has become quite often in modern media. tongue
    1. K-612-O
      K-612-O 23 September 2020 06: 56 New
      +2
      Quite right, in aviation with records it was always more difficult. And again, one type of aircraft can be produced and operated by several countries and set records for it.
      But here again there are enough superficial readers.
    2. figwam
      figwam 23 September 2020 08: 07 New
      +1
      Quote: askort154
      18.01.1957/52/45 B-19 made a round-the-world flight in XNUMX hours XNUMX minutes

      This is a specially trained aircraft and crews for setting a record, in our case a standard aircraft with a regular crew.
      1. askort154
        askort154 23 September 2020 08: 24 New
        +2
        shit ...This is a specially prepared aircraft and crews for setting a record, in our case a standard aircraft with a regular crew.

        "Shtatniki" do not go for records. There is always a thorough preparation for a specific "record". (additional fuel, reinforced crew, maximum "lightening" of flight weight, careful analysis of meteorological conditions, wind conditions, etc.) This does not happen, like let's go guys, tomorrow you will fly
        setting a record for the duration of the flight.
        Remember how our female crew set the record for distance. hi
        1. figwam
          figwam 23 September 2020 11: 56 New
          0
          Quote: askort154
          "Shtatniki" do not go for records.

          They did not go for a record, they were on alert.
  5. viktor_ui
    viktor_ui 23 September 2020 06: 55 New
    0
    Is there a reason to be proud of the regular work of strategists? Is the journalist puffy with pride? The hyped media morons surroundwassat Mister Whirlwind (Major?) "Again the striped ones are darkening ..." - no, this is another reason for them to just neigh. Moderators, you can ban me - I'm sick of such patriotism (your work has nothing to do with this).
    1. unhappy
      unhappy 23 September 2020 07: 42 New
      +1
      This is not patriotism, but stupidity and irresponsibility and, as a result, discrediting our Air Force, our country angry
  6. jovanni
    jovanni 23 September 2020 07: 19 New
    +3
    - said in TASS, although the official message of the Aerospace Forces said that the crew had achieved a new record for this type, and not the class of cars.

    These journalists are so ... journalists! As the saying goes, just to crow, and even though the sun does not rise there ...
    1. viktor_ui
      viktor_ui 23 September 2020 08: 09 New
      +3
      I agree that they like to put their rotten eggs in other people's baskets, not at all worrying about the possible consequences (this does not apply to people who professionally and honestly perform their work). A cop-traffic cop appeared in our city, who fines for real offenses on the road and does not care about your status, uniform and official affiliation. To call him a policeman is no longer daring.
      1. Eugene-Eugene
        23 September 2020 08: 14 New
        0
        khan kopu, unless the OSB is called to work on time
        1. viktor_ui
          viktor_ui 23 September 2020 08: 21 New
          +1
          I know that normal people do not stay there for a long time ... but there is a positive trend and this gives a chance.
      2. Piramidon
        Piramidon 23 September 2020 10: 19 New
        -2
        Quote: viktor_ui
        A cop-traffic cop appeared in our city ... I can't even call him a policeman.

        Does calling "cop" turn around? For me it's better to call it a "cop" than to imitate the Yankes.
        1. viktor_ui
          viktor_ui 23 September 2020 14: 30 New
          +1
          The cop died along with the USSR ... they were sold and stolen by the noneshnie aligarhofragly ... that's why the KOP is outright better than a policeman.
  7. yfast
    yfast 23 September 2020 09: 00 New
    +1
    And our journalists distorted the official message of the Aerospace Forces about the achievement of a new record by the crew for this type (Tu-160). Not understanding it, they passed it off as "hot news", as it has become quite often in modern media. tongue

    And who was now hanged on yards for false propaganda? Nobody again? We are going the right way.
  8. Ros 56
    Ros 56 23 September 2020 16: 18 New
    0
    The striped ones, as always, lie recklessly, and what we wanted was highlighted like.
  9. Old26
    Old26 23 September 2020 18: 02 New
    +2
    Quote: Temples
    - The longest flight of a green aircraft.

    Or yellow ... laughing

    Quote: Whirlwind
    We have Tu-160 flew 25 hours, and with them, who, how, specifically?
    The striped ones are dark again ...

    Did you try to read the article ???
  10. gvozdan
    gvozdan 23 September 2020 19: 35 New
    -1
    These Americans are so gentle. Let me better comment on Trump's rocket, which is 17 times faster than any known one.