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Re: Russia restores Soviet-era strategic bomber patrols
« Reply #36 on: August 23, 2007, 09:30:13 PM »
Well not really, I mean you never know.

I believe it's just a name given by the public/press to the continuation of strategic bomber development by Russia. I've seen little about it, apart from old T-60 era drawings and the link you provide only gives info on the available engines, and that it won't be ready before 2015. This article also estimates the Tu-95 to remain in service for about 10 years, while the Russian general that was in the Reuters articles says 2040. That's a huge gap. Also if you look at the original article in which RF Yuri is quoted, it actually is more like: there's no way we will be development a new bomber any time soon, the work is just research/conceptual until at least 2015.

*Sarcastic* I can tell you the same about the US, it's called the ATB program, now I'll show you some FB-22 concept art if you want, but it's not like that, so let me get some old 1980s design to show you as well. It won't be like the B-2, more like the B-1, but not really. Okay? And I can tell you it won't be ready before 2015 since the B-52, B-2 and B-1B have or are receiving radar and other targetting upgrades. Also, it will be powered by enhanced F119 engines, but there's also the possibility of continuing developed based on the SR-71's engines or a new version of the TF-30.

Get my point?

Looks like a rumour based on old facts and new possibilities.
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Re: Russia restores Soviet-era strategic bomber patrols
« Reply #37 on: August 23, 2007, 10:30:32 PM »
Great pictures ! The Bear never dies eh ;D

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Re: Russia restores Soviet-era strategic bomber patrols
« Reply #38 on: August 24, 2007, 04:38:09 AM »
I have a off the wall question could a B-2 buddy fuel feed another B-2 so they could reach any target in Russia from any direction?  My point being that no tanker would pop up in the middle of nowhere near Russia airspace.   Or could a B-2 buddy feed say two or three F-22s on a deep penetration mission?   What I'm trying to see if possible is a pour stealth mission could maybe a F-22 in it's internal bay carry a fuel bladder and buddy system probe.   Just wanted to throw this out there while we were talking about strategic bombing.

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Re: Russia restores Soviet-era strategic bomber patrols
« Reply #39 on: August 24, 2007, 11:25:41 AM »
Ok, So it's like Russian Aurora.

I thought it was wierd, I hadn't heard about it before, the name is taken from PAK-FA and there was not a word of the contractors.
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Re: Russia restores Soviet-era strategic bomber patrols
« Reply #40 on: August 24, 2007, 06:29:59 PM »
Nonpilot. Whatonearthdoesthenamemean?

Sounds like an interesting concept. Wonder why they never just built a stealth tanker. Or increase the range of existing stealth aircraft.But they could start outside the Russian radar range, couldn't they? I mean, like re-fuel just outside then go in like nobody's business.
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