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Tupolev Tu-160 'Blackjack'

Technical Specifications Specification Tu-160 'Blackjack-A'

Powerplant: four 245.18 kN (55,140 lb st) Trud/Samara NK-32 afterburning turbofans

Dimensions: length 54.1m (177 ft 6 in); height 13.1m (42 ft 11 in); wing span 65 sweep 35.6m (116 ft 9 in); wing span 35 sweep 50.7m (166 ft 4 in); wing span 20 sweep 55.7m (182 ft 9 in)

Weights: empty 117000 kg (257,937 lb); Max Take-Off Weight 275000 kg (606,261 lb)

Performance: max level speed Mach 2.05 or 2200 km/h (1367 mph); max level speed at sea level 1030 km/h (640 mph); ceiling 15600m (51,181 ft)

Armament: up to 12 KH-55 nuclear or KH-555 conventional long-range cruise missiles or 24 Kh-15 short-range nuclear attack missiles carried in two internal weapon bays; in theory up to 40000 kg (88,183 lb) of freefall nuclear or conventional bombs.

    Sources:
  • Donald, D. (ed.), (2003). Tupolev Bombers, p. 151, AIRtime Publishing Inc., USA.


Tu-160 'Blackjack'

picture courtesy of Ken Duffey
Tu-160 'Blackjack' cockpit






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First Published: 15 May 2004
Last Revised: -
Last Modified: 26 July 2011

Update log:
07/26/11 Upgraded layout