Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Tupolev Tu 160 Blackjack Bomber

Tupolev Tu 160 Blackjack BomberThe Russian Tupolev Tu-160 NATO name Blackjack is a long range strategic bomber that became operational in the late 1980s. It is capable of carrying cruise missiles, short range missiles, bombs or a combination of each.
The Blackjack has variable geometry wings and a maximum level speed of Mach 2.05. It remains in service with the Russian Air Force. by Richard J. Terry, undated.

Image License: DIA artists completed this series of paintings during the Cold War when the Soviet Union posed the major threat to the security of the United States. The artists worked as visual information specialists in the Illustrations Department of DIA, located in the "B" Building of Arlington Hall Station, Virginia. Defense Intelligence Agency

This work is in the public domain in the United States because it is a work of the United States Federal Government produced by an employee of the United States government in the performance of his or her duties. under the terms of Title 17, Chapter 1, Section 105 of the US Code.

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