Aviation Photo #2265391 Tupolev Tu-160 - Russia - Air Force

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Anonymous
3 years ago
Really an excellent photo! Great job!

Does anyone know why these Russian jets produce yellow/orange exhaust smoke???
Anonymous
3 years ago
I hope the exhaust is supposed to be yellow!
Anonymous
3 years ago
Whoa. Intense aircraft right here.
Anonymous
3 years ago
The "White Swan" - the nickname is truly fitting
Anonymous
3 years ago
Look at that wing span
Anonymous
3 years ago
Gosh it looks like a B-1B knockoff.
Anonymous
3 years ago
What the heck is that thing burning!!
Anonymous
3 years ago
RF-94104 "Yellow"
Anonymous
3 years ago
B-1B looks like a Tu-160.
Lancer introduced on 23. december 1974.
Tupolev started Tu-160 project in 1973.
Anonymous
3 years ago
Pretty sure they throw a bit of nitromethane into the fuel mix, hence the yellowness of the exhaust. Same fuel as used by topfuel dragsters.But there's some serious grunt there. Fantastic aircraft and picture
Anonymous
3 years ago
The heat looks like crumpled paper
Anonymous
3 years ago
The development project for the B-1 started in 1970. The circumstantial evidence is stronger for the Tu-160 cribbing from the B-1, but unless we go spelunking in the relevant classified archives we'll never know. Let's enjoy the airplanes themselves instead.
Anonymous
3 years ago
The program that eventually became the B-1A started in 1964. The Soviets started their program in 1967. So yes, this aircraft does look like B-1.
Anonymous
3 years ago
Very cool Pic.

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