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Tu-160 Blackjack Strategic Bomber

Crew

4

Maiden Flight

December 1981

Entry into Service

April 1987

Number Built

35

Wing Area with Wings Swept

360m²

Wingspan with Wings Swept

35.6m

Length

54.1m

Height

13.1m

Normal Combat Load Weight

9,000kg

Maximum Combat Load Weight

40,000kg

Fuel Weight

148,000kg

Empty Weight

110,000kg

Maximum Take-Off Weight

275,000kg

Loaded Weight

267,000kg

Type

Samara NK-321 turbofan engine

Number of Engines

4

Dry Thrust

137.3kN

Thrust Afterburner

245kN

Operational Flight Range with Maximum Combat Load

12,300km

Maximum Flight Speed at High Altitude

2,220km per hour

Maximum Cruise Speed

960km per hour

Maximum Flight Speed Near Ground

1,030km per hour

Service Ceiling

16,000m

Concrete Runway Length

3,050m

Rate of Climb

70m per second

Combat Radius

7,300km

Endurance

15 hours

Manufacturer

Tupolev Public Stock Company

Operator

Russian Air Force
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