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In the mid-1990s, the first priority for the air forces was the Su-T-60S multirole bomber, which had been designed to replace the Tu-22M and the Su-24 . The Su-T-60S is a long-range supersonic tactical/operational nuclear-capable bomber with built-in stealth technology developed by the Sukhoy Design Bureau. Although its development was officially secret, the Su-T-60S was reported to be in the prototype stage and ready for flight testing in mid-1996.

The T-60S project for a high-altitude, high-speed bomber was initiated by the Sukhoi bureau in 1984 and originally intended to enter service in 2003. Very little information is available concerning either the design or current status of this aircraft. The T-60S may consist of a blended-body fuselage and a swing-wing construction. The design may be capable of supercruise at Mach 2, with engines possibly equipped with two-dimensional thrust vectoring nozzles to solve the problem of insufficient area of horizontal control surfaces at high speeds encountered during the T-4MS development effort. The aircraft was intended to replace the current fleet of Tu-22M supersonic bombers, although this project has probably been deferred.

Conjectural Specifications

Type intermediate-range strike/interdiction aircraft
Powerplants two 23,500 kg (51,800 lb) turbofans
Max speed Mach 2.04
Cruising speed Mach 2.02
Max altitude 20,000 m (65,500 ft)
Cruising altitude 15,000 m (49,000 ft)
Max range 6,000 km (3,250 nm)
Range with max load 2,200 km (1,200 nm)
Weight (empty) 32,000 kg (70,500 lb)
MTOW 85,000 kg (188,000 lb)
Max load 20,000 kg (44,000 lb)
Wing span (extended) 37 m (121 ft)
Wing span (swept) 24 m (79 ft)
Wing angle (extended) 70 deg
Wing angle (swept) 30 deg
Length 38 m (125 ft)
Height 10 m (33 ft)
Armament maximum of 20,000 kg (44,000 lb) of free fall nuclear and conventional bombs, guided munitions, up to 8 cruise missiles, including Kh-101, Kh-55MS (AS-15 Kent) , Kh-15P (AS-16 Kickback)

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