T160

TUPOLEV Tu-160

Aircraft
Name
Tu-160
Manufacturer
Body
Narrow
Wing
Fixed Wing
Position
Delta wing
Tail
Cruciform tail
WTC
H
Type Code
L4J
Engine
Jet
Engine Count
Multi
Position
Underwing mounted
Landing gear
Tricycle retractable
Manufacturered as
TUPOLEV Tu-160

T160

The Tupolev Tu-160 (NATO reporting name: Blackjack) is a supersonic, variable-geometry heavy bomber designed by the Soviet Union. It is similar in appearance to the American B-1 Lancer but is an entirely different class of aircraft, being a stand-off missile platform. The Tu-160 is also significantly larger and faster than the B-1B and has a greater combat range. It is also the largest variable-sweep combat aircraft ever built.

Although several civil and military transport aircraft are bigger, the Tu-160 has the greatest total thrust, and the heaviest takeoff weight of any combat aircraft, and the highest top speed as well as one of the largest payloads of any current heavy bomber.

Technical Data
Wing span (metric)
55.70 m
Length (metric)
54.10 m
Height (metric)
13.10 m
Powerplant

4 x Kuznetsov NK-32 turbofans, 245 kN (55,100 lbF) each.

Engine Model(s)
Kuznetsov NK-32
Indicative Performance Data
Take-Off
V2
n/a
Distance
2200 m
MTOW
275000 kg
Initial Climb (to 5000 ft)
IAS
n/a
ROC
13800 ft/min
Initial Climb (to FL150)
IAS
n/a
ROC
n/a
Initial Climb (to FL240)
IAS
n/a
ROC
n/a
MACH Climb
MACH
n/a
ROC
n/a
Cruise
TAS
518 kts
MACH
0.90
Ceiling
490
Range
1080 NM
Initial Descent (to FL240)
MACH
n/a
ROD
n/a
Descent (to FL100)
IAS
n/a
ROD
n/a
Descent (FL100 & below)
IAS
n/a
MCS
n/a
ROD
n/a
Approach
Vapp (IAS)
n/a
Distance
1600 m

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