Tupolev Tu‑160 by Schiffer Publishing

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Developed as the answer to the American B-1, the Tupolev Tu-160 was the Soviet Union’s most potent strategic bomber. Several project versions were rejected, and a highly controversial contest involving some of the Soviet Union’s top-class aircraft design companies took place before the Tu-160 variable-geometry bomber reached the hardware stage. Its design made use of many advanced features not used previously on Soviet bombers. While being a nuclear deterrent for most of its career, the Tu-160 has recently seen actual combat in the war on terrorism. The Tu-160 story is not over yet, since Russia is now resuming production of the type to bolster its strategic potential. The book gives the type’s complete development, test and service history of the Tu-160, including such intriguing episodes as the type’s overseas deployment to Venezuela, and the flight of a Tu-160 with Russian President Vladimir Putin aboard. It is richly illustrated with color photos and original factory drawings. A comparison is made of the Tu-160 and its American counterpart, the B-1.[AuthorName]By Yefim Gordon and Dmitriy Komissarov[/AuthorName][AuthorBio]Yefim Gordon is a professional researcher of Soviet and Russian aviation history with more than forty-five years of experience. He has published hundreds of features and photographs in various aviation magazines and authored/co-authored more than 125 books on Soviet and Russian aviation. Dmitriy Komissarov is a professional translator, and most of his work has been associated with aviation. He has translated or co-authored numerous books and magazine features on Soviet and Russian aviation.
Yefim Gordon is an aviation journalist and photographer who has been researching Soviet/Russian aviation history for more than 40 years. He has authored and coauthored more than 130 books on the subject and published hundreds of features and photographs in Russian and foreign aviation magazines. Dmitriy Komissarov is a translator and journalist whose work has been associated with aviation since 1993. He has translated or authored/coauthored more than 80 books on Soviet/Russian aircraft and written numerous features for Russian and foreign aviation magazines.[/AuthorBio][NumIllustration]576 color and b/w images[/NumIllustration][CoAuthor][/CoAuthor][SubTitle]Soviet Strike Force Spearhead[/SubTitle][ColorPattern]576 color and b/w images[/ColorPattern]

Tupolev Tu‑160 by Schiffer Publishing

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    Fulfilled by our friends at Schiffer Publishing

    Developed as the answer to the American B-1, the Tupolev Tu-160 was the Soviet Union’s most potent strategic bomber. Several project versions were rejected, and a highly controversial contest involving some of the Soviet Union’s top-class aircraft design companies took place before the Tu-160 variable-geometry bomber reached the hardware stage. Its design made use of many advanced features not used previously on Soviet bombers. While being a nuclear deterrent for most of its career, the Tu-160 has recently seen actual combat in the war on terrorism. The Tu-160 story is not over yet, since Russia is now resuming production of the type to bolster its strategic potential. The book gives the type’s complete development, test and service history of the Tu-160, including such intriguing episodes as the type’s overseas deployment to Venezuela, and the flight of a Tu-160 with Russian President Vladimir Putin aboard. It is richly illustrated with color photos and original factory drawings. A comparison is made of the Tu-160 and its American counterpart, the B-1.[AuthorName]By Yefim Gordon and Dmitriy Komissarov[/AuthorName][AuthorBio]Yefim Gordon is a professional researcher of Soviet and Russian aviation history with more than forty-five years of experience. He has published hundreds of features and photographs in various aviation magazines and authored/co-authored more than 125 books on Soviet and Russian aviation. Dmitriy Komissarov is a professional translator, and most of his work has been associated with aviation. He has translated or co-authored numerous books and magazine features on Soviet and Russian aviation.
    Yefim Gordon is an aviation journalist and photographer who has been researching Soviet/Russian aviation history for more than 40 years. He has authored and coauthored more than 130 books on the subject and published hundreds of features and photographs in Russian and foreign aviation magazines. Dmitriy Komissarov is a translator and journalist whose work has been associated with aviation since 1993. He has translated or authored/coauthored more than 80 books on Soviet/Russian aircraft and written numerous features for Russian and foreign aviation magazines.[/AuthorBio][NumIllustration]576 color and b/w images[/NumIllustration][CoAuthor][/CoAuthor][SubTitle]Soviet Strike Force Spearhead[/SubTitle][ColorPattern]576 color and b/w images[/ColorPattern]

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