Aviation Photo #1506353 Tupolev Tu-160 - Russia - Air Force

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"White Swan" in Kubinka!!! The airplane is named in honour of tragically perished general director KAPO (Kazan aviation plant) Vitaliy Kopylov, the person who has shot himself in his office in 1995 protesting against the curtailing of manufacture of bombers Tu-160.
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Photo Added: March 31, 2009

Comments (5)

12 years ago
Landing lights aglow in low-light approach makes this appealing - interesting story regarding the General shooting himself in protest to the air crafts stop in production.
12 years ago
In one word : wow!
12 years ago
The pride of Russian long range aviation.
11 years ago
Each engine has a power of 20 tons, the disegn was made on a paper by pencil, it has geometrically changing wing profile, it can fly supersonic speed, the control is real simple and easy there is just a stick like in fighters. ITS SIMPLE THE BEST
10 years ago
So elegant, yet so deadly

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