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The Tupolev Tu-160 is a supersonic, variable-sweep wing heavy strategic bomber designed in the Soviet Union. Tu-160 is currently the world's largest combat aircraft, largest supersonic aircraft, and largest variable-sweep aircraft built. In addition, the Tu-160 has the heaviest takeoff weight of any military aircraft besides transports. Designed in 1981 and still in production. It was the last strategic bomber designed for the Soviet Union. It can carry 40.000 Kg at 2.220 Km/h.

The Hawker Hurricane... British, and pretty similar to the spitfire... both fantastic aircraft!

Gloster Meteor. Powered by Sir Frank Whittles turbojet engines these were the first Allied jets in World War II. Built to go head to head with the German ME-262 the Meteor never got the chance. Successful in chasing and shooting down the German V-1 "Buzz Bomb".

Leaving for Southern California in a few hours for the 2013 Planes of Fame Air Show in Chino, CA. Here's to a great weekend!