Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)


Tu-160 BLACKJACK (TUPOLEV)


Specifications
Soviet Designation TU-160
US-Designation Blackjack
Design Bureau OKB-156 Tupolev
Manufacturer Plant Nr. 22 Kazan
Power Plant 4 HK-32 turbojet engines
Thrust 25.000 kg each
Length 54.1
Height 13.1
Wingspan 35.6m (minimum), 55.7m (maximum)
Wing Surface 232 sqm
Speed 2200 km/h (maximum), 1030 km/h (ground)
Ceiling 16.000m
Weight (empty) 110.000kg
Fuel weight 148.000 kg
Maximum take-off weight 275.000 kg
Normal load 9.000 kg
Maximum load 40.000
Range 14.000 km (with a load of 9.000kg)
10.500 km (with a load of 40.000 kg)
Armament 12 H-55 or 24 H-15 missiles
free falling bombs
Systems  
Crew 4
Accomodation  
Unit cost  
Approved  
Development began 1975
First Flight 12/19/1981
Series production started 1984
Date deployed 1987
Inventory  



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