Putin proposes new supersonic Russian civilian aircraft

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Russian Concorde: Putin offers a supersonic civilian aircraft based on his Tu-160 bomber

  • Vladimir Putin today pledged to build a new luxury high-speed passenger jet
  • It will be based on the dreaded Tu-160 nuclear bomber used against ISIS
  • He wants to sell flights to wealthy businessmen to earn money for Russia










Vladimir Putin today promised to create a son of Concordski – an evil Soviet airliner now scrapped – to fly VIPs around the world.

He bases his ambitious vision for a new luxury high-speed passenger jet on the dreaded Tu-160 nuclear bomber that is shaking the whole West.

The Kremlin chief wants a civilian version of the long-range strategic bomber to earn rubles to support the low-flying Russian economy.

Russian President Vladimir Putin (right), Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu (second from left) and Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin (back) visit the Gorbunov Kazan aviation factory in Kazan

Russian President Vladimir Putin signs his autograph on the photo of a new Tu-160 supersonic strategic bomber

Russian President Vladimir Putin signs his autograph on the photo of a new Tu-160 supersonic strategic bomber

Russian TU-160 strategic bomber drops missile against Islamic State targets in Syria

Russian TU-160 strategic bomber drops missile against Islamic State targets in Syria

The Tu-144, nicknamed Concordski and manufactured by Tupolev, became the laughing stock in Soviet times, and never competed with the Anglo-French Concorde

The Tu-144, nicknamed Concordski and manufactured by Tupolev, became the laughing stock in Soviet times, and never rivaled the Anglo-French Concorde which had a successful lifespan of nearly a quarter of a century .

“The Tu-144 was no longer in production because a ticket cost an average salary in the country,” Putin said, referring to the problems of making the plane a viable option during the Communist era.

He failed to mention the technical issues on the drawings stolen by KGB West spies.

“The situation is different now,” he explained. Large companies have emerged that could use the jet.

He suggested that it would be faster to fly on his future son Concordski from Russia to the United States than to cross his vast country.

Kremlin chief wants civilian version of long-range strategic bomber to earn rubles to support low-flying Russian economy

Kremlin chief wants civilian version of long-range strategic bomber to earn rubles to support low-flying Russian economy

Putin (left) with Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu (second from left), head of the United <a class=Aircraft Corporation of Russia Yury Slyusar (second from right) and Russian Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov ( to the right)” class=”blkBorder img-share” style=”max-width:100%” />

Putin (left) with Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu (second from left), head of the United Aircraft Corporation of Russia Yury Slyusar (second from right) and Russian Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov ( to the right)

Putin laid out his plan during a visit to Kazan where he witnessed a seven-minute demonstration flight of the latest version of the Russian strategic bomber Tu-160, called Piotr Deynekin.

United Aircraft Corporation chief Yuri Slyusar told Putin his designers already had a plan for a supersonic civilian liner.

The Kremlin leader is running for re-election next year with the aim of becoming the oldest Kremlin leader since Stalin.

Once certified, the nuclear-capable military aircraft will join a fleet of 11 regular Tu-160s and five upgraded Tu-160s, a key part of the Russian arsenal.

Putin was accompanied by his close ally Sergei Shoigu, the warmongering Russian Minister of Defense.

The improved bomber is a “serious step in the development of high-tech industries and the strengthening of the country’s defense capabilities,” said the Russian strongman.

The four-engine supersonic bomber developed in the 1980s is the largest fighter aircraft in the world.

During Russia’s campaign in Syria, the military used the Tu-160s to launch cruise missiles with logarithmic range at militant targets.

Russian Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov speaks ahead of demonstration flight

Russian Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov speaks ahead of demonstration flight

The signing of a state contract between the Russian Defense Ministry and PAO Tupolev for the supply of modernized Tu-160 strategic missile carriers

The signing of a state contract between the Russian Defense Ministry and PAO Tupolev for the supply of modernized Tu-160 strategic missile carriers

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