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    Re: Tu-160 and Tu-95MS ( Blackjack and Bears )

    Post  PapaDragon on Mon Apr 04, 2016 10:48 pm


    Long article here(Russian):

    http://www.sdelanounas.ru/blogs/76086/


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    Re: Tu-160 and Tu-95MS ( Blackjack and Bears )

    Post  Big_Gazza on Tue Apr 05, 2016 10:41 am

    Viktor wrote:Tu-160M2 will be Meteorit-A capable  Very Happy

    http://imgur.com/XMJyGeg

    Not possible... Kh-90/Meteorit-A was a Soviet era project that was abandoned before the USSR dissolved. I think the graphic should say Zircon.

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    Re: Tu-160 and Tu-95MS ( Blackjack and Bears )

    Post  Berkut on Tue Apr 05, 2016 12:26 pm

    Viktor wrote:Tu-160M2 will be Meteorit-A capable  Very Happy

    http://imgur.com/XMJyGeg

    That is an old version of the infographic, here is an updated one;


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    Re: Tu-160 and Tu-95MS ( Blackjack and Bears )

    Post  George1 on Wed Apr 06, 2016 7:28 am

    Russian Aerospace Forces get another upgraded strategic bomber

    The plane was handed over to the Aerospace Forces on April 4

    MOSCOW, April 5. /TASS/. Another Tupolev Tu-95MS missile carrying strategic bomber was transferred to the Russian Aerospace Forces after upgrading, the press service of the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) reported on Tuesday.

    "The plane has been upgraded within the framework of the state contract. Experts of the Tupolev joint stock company constantly carry out the work to maintain combat efficiency of the Russian Aerospace Forces’ Long-Range Aviation planes in part of the aircraft’s upgrading with more efficient and advanced systems," the report says.

    According to the UAC press service, the plane was handed over to the Aerospace Forces on April 4.

    UAC reported previously that the Russian industry in 2015-2016 would modernize more than 10 strategic bombers Tu-95MS. Now the Russian Aerospace Forces have a few tens of Tu-95MS the main armament of which are the X-55 strategic cruise missiles. It is one of the world’s most well-known turboprop strategic missile carrying bombers that have been in service for more than 50 years.


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    Re: Tu-160 and Tu-95MS ( Blackjack and Bears )

    Post  George1 on Fri Apr 08, 2016 11:49 pm

    Major overhaul and modernization of three Tu-160 at the Kazan aviation plant

    http://bmpd.livejournal.com/1837966.html


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    Post  franco on Sun Apr 17, 2016 4:54 pm

    Details of the modernization of the Russian Tu-160 and Tu-95MS

    Renowned international aviation journalist Peter Butovo published in the journal «Jane's» correspondence from Moscow, which reported some details about the ongoing modernization programs of the park's strategic bombers Tu-95MS and Tu-160 Russian VKS.

    Air-Space Forces (VKS) of Russia for the first time demonstrate their modernized strategic bombers in the air of the Victory Day parade in Moscow on May 9.

    At the rehearsal April 13 you could see Tu-160M1 bomber and three Tu-95MS with pylons for external suspension cruise missiles X-101/102, the practice in the span of the capital on the eve of the annual celebration.

    Tu-160M1 is a "first stage" of the program of modernization of the Tu-160, without the most expensive elements, such as new radar "Novella-NV1.70" and "glass" cockpit, which are planned for future versions of the Tu-160M. The Tu-160M1 is equipped with a new navigation system K-042K-1 and AFCS autopilot-200-1, while some of the previous system, such as a system of precision bombing, apparently, were removed from the aircraft.

    After the prototype "Valentin Bliznyuk" was modified in 2006 (now the aircraft is further modernization of the variants of the Tu-160M), several aircraft have been upgraded on the KAZ [Kazan aviation plant] in Kazan to M1 standard, starting with " Andrei Tupolev ", which was handed back to the VCS configuration in the updated December 19, 2014. Subsequently, it has been renovated and upgraded to M1 standard in Kazan in 2015. "Vasily Reshetnikov," while the last in a row, "Vasily Senko" was returned to service in January 2016. "Vasily Senko" took part in a rehearsal on April 13.

    Around since 2011 VCS also carry out the integration of new weapons systems on the Tu-160, including the ability to carry 12 strategic cruise missiles X-101 / X-102, placed on two new six-shot revolver rotating 9A829K3 launchers. Initially, there were problems with insufficient rigidity rotation mechanism, and the launchers were finalized in 2015. November 17, 2015, two Tu-160 ( "Vitaly Kopylov" and "Vladimir Sudets") for the first time took part in the actual combat, to launch 16 cruise missiles X-101 targets in Syria. In the following days, the Tu-160 went on strikes, using both X-101 missiles and X-555.

    The rehearsal of the Victory Parade was attended by three Tu-95MS ( "Saratov", "Moscow" and "The Great Novgorod") from an air base Engels. These modernized platforms were equipped to carry eight missiles X-101 / X-102 each, with the adaptation of the main bomb bay to accommodate the missile 7,5 m long, as well as the installation of four underwing pylons.

    The first Tu-95MS, modified to carry missiles X-101 / X-102, which has the name "Saratov" was rolled out by the Beriev Aircraft Company [Taganrog Aviation Scientific-Technical Complex] at the beginning of 2015. In the same year the factory "Aviacor" in Samara began overhauls aircraft Tu-95MS with the installation of new pylons for missiles, aircraft rate of three per year. November 18, 2015 the first plane (the "Dubna") was transferred to video conferencing.

    Simultaneously with the introduction of new weapons systems being upgraded bombers. The contract for the modernization of the embodiment of the Tu-95MSM was issued by the Ministry of Defense of Russia December 23, 2009.

    As with other Russian aircraft modernization carried out in several stages. The first step is to replace navigational equipment; Continuous modernization was launched in 2014. Complete modernization of Tu-95MSM provides replacement radar "Review-MS" on a new radar "Novella-NV1.021", the installation of a new system display SDI-021 information, modernized airborne defense complex "Meteor-HM2", and finally, the modernization of turboprop engines Kuznetsov NK-12MPM and installation of the new propeller AV-60T. The individual elements of modernization is currently being tested.

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    Re: Tu-160 and Tu-95MS ( Blackjack and Bears )

    Post  eehnie on Mon Apr 18, 2016 6:21 pm

    Would not be better to separate the topics of these two very important aircrafts?

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    Post  Militarov on Fri Jun 03, 2016 4:01 pm




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    Re: Tu-160 and Tu-95MS ( Blackjack and Bears )

    Post  zg18 on Thu Jun 09, 2016 12:38 pm

    Cool, Kazan aviation plat, production & modernization of VKS bomber force





    http://bmpd.livejournal.com/1928730.html

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    Post  PapaDragon on Thu Jun 09, 2016 7:56 pm

    zg18 wrote:...............

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    This has to be the single whitest plane I have ever seen. Very Happy

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    Post  VladimirSahin on Thu Jun 09, 2016 8:25 pm

    PapaDragon wrote:
    zg18 wrote:...............

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    This has to be the single whitest plane I have ever seen. Very Happy

    Hey thats racist! Laughing

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    Post  GunshipDemocracy on Thu Jun 09, 2016 10:34 pm

    VladimirSahin wrote:
    PapaDragon wrote:
    zg18 wrote:...............

    ....................

    This has to be the single whitest plane I have ever seen. Very Happy

    Hey thats racist! Laughing

    that´s why it´s called Blackjack Razz Razz Razz

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    Re: Tu-160 and Tu-95MS ( Blackjack and Bears )

    Post  Militarov on Sat Jun 11, 2016 3:02 am



    ГосНИИАС and Tupolev showcased solution for TU-160 "glass cockpit".

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    Re: Tu-160 and Tu-95MS ( Blackjack and Bears )

    Post  OminousSpudd on Sat Jun 11, 2016 3:10 am

    Militarov wrote:

    ГосНИИАС and Tupolev showcased solution for TU-160 "glass cockpit".
    Awesome. I'd love to see the surrounds too though, center console etc. (I can see they're there, just camera angle does't show them off)

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    Post  GunshipDemocracy on Sun Jun 12, 2016 12:37 pm

    OminousSpudd wrote:
    Militarov wrote:

    ГосНИИАС and Tupolev showcased solution for TU-160 "glass cockpit".
    Awesome. I'd love to see the surrounds too though, center console etc. (I can see they're there, just camera angle does't show them off)

    Now representatives of the company "Tupolev", pilots and navigators ATT GosNIIAS is debug modes, and address the issues of ergonomics, interaction of the crew with the information and control field of the cockpit.
    — Even some two decades ago, the avionics modern aircraft carried out 15-20 of the main functions — navigation, autopilot, communication, and others — said the scientific head of GosNIIAS Yevgeny Fedosov. Today a number of key features of long-range aircraft exceeds a hundred, and every year increasing the accuracy requirements of navigation, the complexity of the weapons systems of the aviation system, their number will only increase.

    so beta to test ergonomics...nice looking tho

    http://www.sdelanounas.ru/blogs/78898/

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    Post  George1 on Sun Aug 21, 2016 4:27 am

    Tu-95MS bombers with cruise missiles X-101



    http://bmpd.livejournal.com/2079551.html


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    Re: Tu-160 and Tu-95MS ( Blackjack and Bears )

    Post  George1 on Fri Oct 21, 2016 7:25 am

    Another Tu-95MS caught fire



    http://bmpd.livejournal.com/2197142.html



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    Re: Tu-160 and Tu-95MS ( Blackjack and Bears )

    Post  franco on Sun Nov 13, 2016 2:18 pm

    The first Tu-95 flew 64 years ago today... amazing.

    https://www.gazeta.ru/army/2016/11/12/10325705.shtml#page1

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    Re: Tu-160 and Tu-95MS ( Blackjack and Bears )

    Post  hoom on Tue Nov 15, 2016 5:26 am

    Kazan Aviation plant has started re-learning how to make the main wing beam for Tu-160 http://bmpd.livejournal.com/2245553.html

    Google translate wrote:There was a unique equipment to work with the 20-meter monolithic slabs of varying thickness of titanium alloys, because of which made 38% of the construction of the Tu-160.

    "Backbone" of the bomber can be called the central titanium beam length of 12.4 m and a width of 2.1 m around which are grouped and other elements of the airframe. For example, at its hinge joints were hung wings. For the manufacture of the beam has been developed process of electron beam welding in a neutral atmosphere or in a vacuum. "Titan is known, is not brewed in the air - begins to burn, and does not extinguish it, so do it either in a vacuum or in a neutral environment, - told the" Online Business "Advisor to the Prime Minister of Tatarstan Nazir Kireev. - When welding everything must go very accurately - all calculated literally fractions of a millimeter. "

    The beam milled in two halves and welded in one piece in a vacuum chamber under spetsprisadkami and fluxes. In the scientific and popular literature states that this welding is so far it relates to the unique technologies and can be regarded as national priorities. "Such a welding time was only at the Kazan aircraft plant, and it appeared only in connection with the Tu-160

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    Post  kopyo-21 on Tue Nov 15, 2016 3:35 pm

    Why have Soviet and Russia not designed the Kh-55/555/65 then Kh-101 missiles with internal fixed engine like Kalibre missile to reduce the drag and RCS? The dopped-out engine mechanism surely is more complicated and less dependable than internal fixed one.

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    Post  eehnie on Tue Nov 15, 2016 5:57 pm


    I expect Russia to resume the production of the Tu-160 as fast as possible. The Tu-160 continues being a key element of the Russian Aerospace Forces.

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    Post  GarryB on Wed Nov 16, 2016 7:58 am

    Why have Soviet and Russia not designed the Kh-55/555/65 then Kh-101 missiles with internal fixed engine like Kalibre missile to reduce the drag and RCS? The dopped-out engine mechanism surely is more complicated and less dependable than internal fixed one.

    The difference in radar cross section would be not important... especially when flying low and fast.

    External engine pods are more efficient than internal engines... which often need suction relief doors to get the required air capacity to the engine.

    the internal volume taken up with air intakes to feed a fixed internal motor would take up a lot of internal volume. Being able to drop the engine down into the slipstream makes it rather more efficient.


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    Post  kopyo-21 on Fri Nov 18, 2016 7:35 am

    GarryB wrote:
    Why have Soviet and Russia not designed the Kh-55/555/65 then Kh-101 missiles with internal fixed engine like Kalibre missile to reduce the drag and RCS? The dopped-out engine mechanism surely is more complicated and less dependable than internal fixed one.

    The difference in radar cross section would be not important... especially when flying low and fast.

    External engine pods are more efficient than internal engines... which often need suction relief doors to get the required air capacity to the engine.

    the internal volume taken up with air intakes to feed a fixed internal motor would take up a lot of internal volume. Being able to drop the engine down into the slipstream makes it rather more efficient.
    Thank you Garry.

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