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Subject: Russian Mystery Missile
SYSOP    4/4/2012 5:43:19 AM
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Sty0pa       4/4/2012 1:20:29 PM
Really, I like the site.  I do.  I read it all the time for general military news.
But I don't understand why the fear of PICTURES, and in particular, links. 
(By the way, intellitext is really one of the most repellent technologies on the internet.  Anyone with a brain blocks it.) 
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Contish       4/5/2012 10:09:30 AM
Seems the only thing you specialize in is writhing empty comments, am I right? As I see suprisingly little sense and information for such a wordy post as yours. 
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midnike    Tu-160 vs. B-1B   4/5/2012 11:41:26 AM
"The Tu-160 "Blackjack" is very similar to the 216 ton American B-1B but never really lived up to its potential." Oh, really?
Max speed: Tu-160 - Mach 2.02 (1,200 knots), B-1B - Mach 1.25 (720 knots)
Dry Thrust: Tu-160 - 4 x 137.3 kN,  B-1B - 4 x 64.9 kN
Combat radius: Tu-160 - 7 300 km (4 000  nm),  B-1B - 5 540 km (3 000 nm)
Internal bays for: Tu-160 - 40,000 kg ( 88,185 lb), B-1B - 34,000 kg (75,000 lb)
And you call it "never really lived up to its potential"?
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Sty0pa       4/5/2012 1:17:29 PM
I wouldn't say that the Tu160 never reached its potential...I'd say the world sort of 'moved on' from its role.
B1B/Tu160 aren't really comparable except in gross appearance.  B1A/Tu160 was a fair comparison.  It's a classic Russian version of steal the plan/tech/idea, and then build it BIGGER, COMRADE!
Tu160's a great plane, but honestly, the idea of a strategic bomber at the superpower level just gives every US fighter pilot a massive hard-on. 
Personally, I think the B1B is a white (well, now gray/green) elephant.   No suborbital strat-bomber is going to penetrate 1st world airspace, and for bombing a 3rd world country you might as well put wings on a containership because that's just about payloads and lowest per-flight costs.
The Tu160 is a bigger, faster white elephant.
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Konstantin       4/19/2012 10:42:09 AM
Hello everyone.
I read your comments and article and I do not know whether to laugh or cry to me.
I'll try to explain the order. First, write such articles a crime. By the fact that they do not have an ounce of truth. This article applies to. that you, the Americans and NATO members thought that you have a penis longer. Why do not you look deeper? In Russia, reading your site, your news, watch your surroundings, experience for you. And there is no malice or bad attitude to the American people. We do not care, because we are all a country that respects the whole world. And you know perfectly well that our country and our people are not from a weak score. But we do not have such anger on you. Why did you write that Putin is a tyrant and a bad president? What makes you think that everything is so bad in the country? You simply misinformed and fed a lie, do you specifically have been so aggressive.
You just do not even can check the data of news that the TU160 has characteristics that are not available B1B. With such news as you get a flock of sheep. Russia has long been a superpower, and it was all the time. And you even do not have stories. Your whole story rests on the discovery of a steam locomotive. Why you do not have basic respect for people? Why do you distorts the facts and history? So the future does not change. we have to live together." target="_blank">link 27_ (region) 
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Konstantin       4/19/2012 10:59:45 AM
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Konstantin       4/19/2012 11:38:07 AM
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