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Tupolev Tu-160

Lift typeFixed wing
Construction typeFactory-built
Control typePiloted
Engine typeTurbofan
ApplicationAttack, Surveillance
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Supersonic surveillance and bomber aircraft.

Type variants

Variant Launch/First flight Production end  
Tupolev Tu-160 1981 / 1984 Baseline variant, large, heavy Mach 2+ supersonic military aircraft, also known as Tu-160S.
Tupolev Tu-160M 2012 / 2014 Modified variant, part of two-stage upgrade program, with modernised avionics and testbed for more powerful engine.
Tupolev Tu-160M2 2015 / Upgraded version, with more powerful and efficient engines, and digital glass cockpit.

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