Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

“Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level
and then beat you with experience.” -- Mark Twain

"Stay Strapped or Get Clapped." -- probably not Mr. Rogers

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Sunday, April 4, 2021

Your Sunday Morning Jet Noise

Tu-160:

3 comments:

Old NFO said...

Noisy beasts!!! And the whole movable tail structures on a supersonic bird gives me the chills. That...one overcontrol movement and you're going to explode that bird due to G-load and/or side loading...

Tod Germanica said...

Great video! Love those eastbloc planes. They don't waste much time on preflight. Long travel on the all-moving tailplane, high aspect ratio wings for range; and don't it put out some smoke and flame, fryin' chickens in the barnyard (no fighting in the War Room!).
Looks like our supersonic early B-1. Wikipedia says the Russians still fly a squadron of them.
"It is the largest and heaviest Mach 2+ supersonic military aircraft ever built and next to the experimental XB-70 Valkyrie in overall length. As of 2021, it is the largest and heaviest combat aircraft, the fastest bomber in use and the largest and heaviest variable-sweep wing airplane ever flown. Entering service in 1987, the Tu-160 was the last strategic bomber designed for the Soviet Union..."

J4rh34d said...

Old NFO. All-moving tailplanes seem to be a thing for supersonic aircraft since the X-1 for control authority and preventing Mach tuck.