The Tupolev Tu-160 (Russian: Туполев Ту-160, NATO reporting name: Blackjack) is a supersonic, variable-sweep wing heavy strategic bomber designed by the Tupolev Design Bureau in the Soviet Union. Although several civil and military transport aircraft are larger in overall dimensions, the Tu-160 is currently the world's largest combat aircraft, largest supersonic aircraft, and largest variable-sweep aircraft built. Only the North American XB-70 Valkyrie had higher empty weight and maximum speed. In addition, the Tu-160 has the heaviest takeoff weight of any military aircraft besides transports.
Entering service in 1987, the Tu-160 was the last strategic bomber designed for the Soviet Union. 16 aircraft are in use with the Russian Air Force . A planned modernization of 10 aircraft to Tu-160M standard has been announced.
Pictured here is a 1:200 scale replica of a Russian Tupolev Tu-160 "Blackjack" Strategic Bomber that was attached to 121 Gv TBAP, then deployed to Saratov Oblast, Russia. Now in stock!
Wingspan: 21 inches
Length: 21-1/4 inches
Release Date: February 2014