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The blackjack bomber TU-160M2 flies with new engines

Tu-160 Blackjack- Photo: MoD

The TU-160M2 Blackjack Bomber flew on its powerful new Russian NK-32-02 engines. Aircraft manufacturing company United Aircraft Corporation announced yesterday (March 11) that the Russian strategic bomber had launched it.

The flight took place in Kazan, Russia and took about 2 hours. The plane reached an altitude of 6,000 meters.

На аэродроме КАЗ им. С.П. Горбунова состоялся первый полет глубокомодернизированного ракетоносца-бомбардировщика Ту мнетровения на модание на на на порование на на на на на поление. Самолёт пилотировал экипаж под руководством Анри Наскидянца. Полёт проходил на высоте 6000 метров и длился 2 ч 20 мин. pic.twitter.com/glkuMPJtVj

– United Aircraft Corp (@UAC_Russia) November 3, 2020

The four NK-32 engines are the most powerful engines ever installed on a military aircraft, according to The Aviationist website.

The update of the TU-160 will turn it into the TU-160M2. Some of the improvements we can mention are the new engines, a glass cockpit, an update to the weapons package, etc.

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