Tu-119 nuclear-powered aircraft
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The world only nuclear powered aircraft, can fly 80 times around the world


Once upon a time, there was a nuclear-powered bomber in the world that can fly 80 times around the earth even without refueling.Many netizens are curious about which bomber it is, that is, the Tu-119 nuclear-powered bomber developed by USSR.

Recalling the crazy nuclear ideas of the United States and the Soviet Union during the cold war, these two superpowers have continuously launched various nuclear-powered cruise missiles, nuclear-powered bombers, and even nuclear-powered spacecraft. During that time, the world was once shrouded in a “nuclear cloud”. Every country is aware of the importance of air supremacy, and the United States and the Soviet Union have developed fighters one after another.

Tu-119 nuclear-powered aircraft
Tu-119 nuclear-powered aircraft

Under the crazy “nuclear race”, the United States has developed and built a number of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers, and the Soviet Union has developed a “killer” weapon for nuclear-powered aircraft carriers-nuclear-powered submarines. In terms of air force, combat weapons are still inseparable from nuclear power. Take the Tu-119 bomber developed by the Soviet Union for example, it is simply a “monster in the sky.” According to official data, the fighter is 46.17 meters in length, 50.04 meters in wingspan, and 12.5 meters in height. What is even more surprising is that in order to have sufficient power, this bomber is equipped with 4 engines.

Tu-119 nuclear-powered aircraft

From the appearance point of view, it is indeed a “big guy”, I believe many people must feel that the speed of this fighter is beyond mention. However, this is not the case. You must know that the Figure 119 bomber is a nuclear-powered fighter. Although it has a very large size, it still does not affect the speed of the fighter. According to reports, the speed of this fighter has reached 800 kilometers per hour. It is worth mentioning that because this fighter is a nuclear-powered bomber, it can continue to fly even without refueling.

Tu-119 nuclear-powered aircraft

In fact, even if the speed of some fighters will exceed it, or the combat strength of some fighters will surpass it, no fighters will dare to shoot them down. According to reports, the strongest fighter planes in the United States have to dodge them when they encounter it. You should know that in the face of this fighter, shooting it down will cause a very big disaster, and if you fight against it, you will cause a very big loss to yourself. Therefore, no one would dare to shoot it down.

The Tu-119 bomber was an experimental nuclear-powered bomber developed by the Soviet Tupolev Design Bureau on the basis of the Tu-95 bomber. The original name of the aircraft is Tu-95LAL, which is used to verify the radiation and safety of nuclear reactors.


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