Y.Gordon - Tupolev Tu-160 Blackjack: The Russian Answer to the B-1
Midland | 2003 | ISBN: 1857801474 | 130 pages | PDF | 119.67 MB
Red Star vol.9
The book gives the full story of how the Soviet Union's most potent strategic bomber, the Tupolev Tu-160 (known to the Western world as the Blackjack) was designed, built and put into operational service. The author reveals many unknown aspects of the Tu-160 story, including the development tender in which many of the Soviet Union's top-class aircraft design companies participated.
The book is richly illustrated with color photos, many of which were taken at the Long-Range Aviation base in Engels which is home to the Russian Air Force's Tu-160s. The book is all the more interesting since Russia is now resuming production of the Tu-160 to bolster its strategic potential in order to offset the reduction in ballistic missiles.