Saturday, July 31, 2010

Tu-95 Strategic Bombers Set New Flight Duration Record

Two Russian Tu-95MS Bear-H strategic bombers have carried out a record-breaking 40-hour patrol over three oceans, an Air Force spokesman said."The Tu-95MS bombers carried out patrols over the Arctic, the Atlantic and the Pacific oceans and set a new flight duration record of about 40 hours, exceeding the previous record by four hours," Lt. Col. Vladimir Drik said at a news briefing on Thursday.The crews practiced instrumental flight and carried out four in-flight refuelings from Il-78 aerial tankers, the official said.
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