The first photos of a new generation Russian strategic bomber have appeared on the Internet.
The project of the promising long-range aviation complex “Messenger” in the future will have to replace the Tu-95 and Tu-160 bombers. Until recently, it was considered very mysterious, however, at the disposal of the Avia.pro editorial staff were photographs of the layout of the newest strategic bomber.
The new generation strategic bomber is made in the form of a flying wing, however, despite the earlier suggestions that the aircraft will be able to develop supersonic speed, it will probably not come true. This is indicated by individual structural elements, in particular, experts drew attention to the presence of winglets.
At the moment, there are assumptions that the newest Russian strategic bomber will have four hidden intra-fuselage compartments for a combat load, which will allow to carry a large amount of weapons, and in addition, remain an invisible target for enemy radars.
According to some reports, the first flight of the new generation PAK DA strategic bomber may take place in 2025, however, it will probably enter service with the Russian Aerospace Forces not earlier than 2030.