Tu-160PP – project of the director interceptor. The Tu-160PP was intended to be produced in a variant of the aircraft designed to organize a collective system of electronic counteraction of groups of strategic carriers, as well as for long-range interception of strike and transport aircraft of a probable enemy.
In the mid-1980s, the appearance and composition of the on-board equipment of prospective jamming aircraft Tu-22MP and Tu-160PP were determined.
Works on Tu-160PP aircraft were brought to the stage of production of in-kind layout.
|Function||Strategic director of hindrances-interceptors|
|Dimensions & Weight|
|Wing Span, m||x = 20°||55,7|
|x = 35°||50,7|
|x = 65°||35,6|
|take-off weight, kg||max||275000|
|Engines||4 afterburning turbofan NK-32|
|Thrust, kgf (kN)||max||14000 (137,2)|
|in afterburner||25000 (245,7)|
References and Credits:
- Under the signs «ANT» и «Tu» / V.Rigmant, Авиация и космонавтика № 4.2000 /
- Strategic rocket carrier bomber Tu-160 / A.Zatuchniy, V.Rigmant, P.Sineoky, -M., Poligon-press, 2016 /