I will try to find some photos on paralay's forum when it back online. Or you can try to find it yourself )Does anyone have a picture of the large titanium wing/fuselage structure?
I swear I saw it somewhere before, but can't seem to find any pics online.
I seem to recall that it required a specialised fabrication process. (Possibly either in a special chamber or environment?)
Are you sure that this picture is real?
wow. They are really serious about building new Tu-160s. How many of them do they intend to build ?
With these suckers pushing, the new Tu-160 should now have the capability to stay supersonic dash much longer than before.Newly produced NK-32-02:
This is apparently the modernised Tu-160 number RF94444 conducting flight tests with modernised NK32 engines that were recently put into production.
There are a couple of reports today stating that there are "rumours" that the first newly-built-from-scratch Tu-160 might make its maiden flight in mid December.
Obviously I have no idea of the veracity of this, but it will be interesting to see what happens.