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02 red This Tu-160 was named after the hero of USSR, russian pilot Vasiliy Reshetnikov. During WW2, Vasiliy flew more than 300 sorties, including bombing Berlin and Hitler's staff in 1942. From 1969-1980 Vasiliy Reshetnikov was the commander of Soviet long-range aviation forces. From he was 1981-1986 vice-commander of Soviet air forces. He is alive and lives in Moscow now.
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A visitor from - posted Thu November 12, 2009:
Great shot. It looks so much like a B-1, I wonder where the Russians go the design from? Hmmm.....

A visitor from Australia posted Fri October 23, 2009:
Great to see it from this angle, and thanks for the detailed description!

A visitor from - posted Fri September 25, 2009:
That is an amazing shot! too bad it was discontinued in the 1980s

A visitor from Pakistan posted Tue August 4, 2009:
Its a fascinating shot ... shows the full scale of the underside of this mammoth Russian beauty...

A visitor from Australia posted Fri June 12, 2009:
The blackjack is not very black.

A visitor from United States posted Tue December 23, 2008:
This is the best photo i have ever sean!

A visitor from Croatia posted Tue December 23, 2008:
Great bird!
But, I dont´wanna be under him, when those bay-doors open..

A visitor from Russian Federation posted Mon December 22, 2008:
Nice plain

A visitor from - posted Mon December 22, 2008:
Very inrteresting shooting point

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