Russia Nixes Billionaire Plan to Turn the Tu-160 Bomber into the Ultimate Passenger Jet

Russia Nixes Billionaire Plan to Turn the Tu-160 Bomber into the Ultimate Passenger JetRich businessmen around the world want Russia to turn its Tupolev-160 strategic bomber into a private jet. A senior Tupolev executive claims that the aircraft manufacturer has turned down many requests to civilianize its Tu-160 (NATO codename Blackjack), a long-range strategic bomber that resembles America’s B-1 Lancer, and its TU-22M3 Backfire bomber.



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