Flygplan Russian Air Force Tupolev TU-160 Backjack / White Swan - 6950th Guards Air Base, Engels-2 Ilya Muromets
This latest production run of the White Swan, as this elegant aircraft is called in Russia, is named for Ilya Muromets, the most famous of three knights-errant of Russian legends from medieval times. All 16 currently operational TU-160s are stationed at the Engels-2 air base. Next to an extensive modernization program for the only Mach 2-capable strategic bomber, production of new airframes has recently restarted.
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