BY sanjana behera

Battle Of BOMBERS: Rockwell B-1B Vs Tupolev  Tu-160

The two fighter aircrafts that were spawned during the Cold War era with remarkable performances were the...

Rockwell B-1B/Pinterest

USA'S ROCKWELL B-1B

USSR'S TUPOLEV TU-160

Let's compare the two to find out which one is better. 

Tupolev Tu-160/ Pinterest

how do the  two compare

?

B-1B : 1987 TU-160: 1987

YEAR OF INDUCTION

B-1B : Mach 1.25 with 835 mph top speed  TU-160: Mach 2.05 with a top speed of 1380 mph

SPEED AND PERFORMANCE

B-1B : 6 external bombs & 50,000lb capacity  TU-160: largest, heaviest, fastest bomber

OTHER SPECS

B-1B has proven itself in combat multiple times and is constantly evolving, whereas the Tu-160 has a lower service ceiling.

FINAL VERDICT: