Watch How Supersonic Russian Bombers Drop Their Giant Cruise Missiles

By Casey Chan on at

The Russian Air Force’s Tupolev TU-160 is a gorgeous-looking plane with sweeping wings and the capability to reach supersonic speeds. It’s also a scary powerful bomber aircraft with the ability to launch the frightening KH-555 cruise missile, an air-launched missile that can be equipped with a nuclear warhead and has a 2,175 mile range. Here’s training footage showing how those missiles are unleashed.


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