Tu-160 record-breaking 23-hour patrol

Tu-160 Blackjack strategic bomber - Photo: Zimin Vasiliy

Photo: Zimin Vasiliy

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15:04 15/06/2010 The Tu-160 is a supersonic, variable-geometry heavy bomber, designed to strike strategic targets with nuclear and conventional weapons deep in continental theaters of operation>>

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11:05 10/06/2010 Two Russian Tu-160 Blackjack strategic bombers have carried out a record-breaking 23-hour patrol with a planned flight range of 18,000 kilometers (over 11,000 miles), an Air Force spokesman said on Thursday>>

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Almost-24-hour mission for 2 Tupolev aircraft Tu-160 Blackjack!

RIA NovostiRussian Tu-160Russian strategic bombers carry out record nonstop flight

19:22 09/06/2010 Two Russian Tu-160 Blackjack strategic bombers are carrying out a 23-hour patrol with a planned flight range of 18,000 kilometers (over 11,000 miles), an Air Force spokesman said on Wednesday.>>

Video about a Tu-160 patrol that flew over 15 hours two years ago:

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14:54 24/12/2009 On December 23, Russia marked the Strategic Aviation Day, which was established to commemorate the creation of the world’s first squadron of heavy bombers in 1914. Since then strategic aviation has become an element of the strategic nuclear triad ensuring Russia’s security.>>

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