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Old 01-16-2020, 12:48 PM   #1
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Default Herpa Wings Tupolev Tu-160 Blackjack HE559867

This one just landed in my collection from DiecastAirplane.com

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Tupolev Tu-160 Blackjack
Russian Air Force
6950th Guards, Russia
Item: HE559867
1/200 Scale

I waited for this "White Swan" release, it's named for Ilya Muromets, the most famous of 3 knight-errant of Russian Legends from Medieval times. There's 16 Blackjacks stations at the Engels-2 Air Base. These Tu-160s are impressive bombers, capable of going Mach 2, it makes the America B-1 look small by comparison. Herpa Wings did a nice job with this model, nice construction and looks beautiful. It has optional landing gear and swing-wing. The Herpa B-1 also can sweep the wings but they didn't include the gear up option. I also like the fact they painted the canopy for the Tu-160 rather than the clear canopy like they tried with the B-1. Here's some pictures:











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Old 01-20-2020, 01:42 PM   #2
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Default Re: Herpa Wings Tupolev Tu-160 Blackjack HE559867

Nice model, nice photos (as ever).


And yes - attempts to make clear canopy on 1/200 civvies/bombers usually end up being a disaster. Wonder Herpa didn´t lerned their B-2 lesson before they released B-1.








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