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Specifications (Tu-160) Data from Jane's All The World's Aircraft 2003–2004[10] General characteristics Crew: 4 (pilot, co-pilot, bombardier, defensive systems operator) Length: 54.10 m (177 ft 6 in) Wingspan: Spread (20° sweep): 55.70 m (189 ft 9 in) Swept (65° sweep): 35.60 m (116 ft 9¾ in) Height: 13.10 m (43 ft 0 in) Wing area: Spread: 400 m² (4,306 ft²) Swept: 360 m² (3,875 ft²) Empty weight: 110,000 kg (242,505 lb) Loaded weight: 267,600 kg (589,950 lb) Max takeoff weight: 275,000 kg (606,260 lb) Powerplant: 4 × Samara NK-321 turbofans Dry thrust: 137.3 kN (30,865 lbf) each Thrust with afterburner: 245 kN (55,115 lbf) each Performance Maximum speed: Mach 2.05 (2,220 km/h, 1,200 knots, 1,380 mph) at 12,200 m (40,000 ft) Cruise speed: Mach 0.9 (960 km/h, 518 knots, 596 mph) Range: 12,300 km (7,643 mi) practical range without in-flight refuelling, Mach 0.77 and carrying 6 × Kh-55SM dropped at mid range and 5% fuel reserves[25] Combat radius: 7,300 km[26] (3,994 nmi, 4,536 mi) , 2,000 km (1,080 nmi, 1,240 mi) at Mach 1.5[10] Service ceiling: 15,000 m (49,200 ft) Rate of climb: 70 m/s (13,860 ft/min) Wing loading: 742 kg/m² with wings fully swept (152 lb/ft²) lift-to-drag: 18.5-19, while supersonic it is above 6.[27] Thrust/weight: 0.37 Armament 2 internal bays for 40,000 kg (88,185 lb) of ordnance, options include: 2 internal rotary launchers each holding 6 × Raduga Kh-55 cruise missiles (primary armament) or 12× Raduga Kh-15 short-range nuclear missiles

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