The Russians have decided play with their newest toy and NATO has now dubbed it the Black Pearl. The aircraft is based on the TU-134. The Black Pearl has several seats, cool guy too secret radars on it to train people.
Heard this is a bomber crew trainer aircraft. Interesting find!
Go away NATO. Lol
Does anyone know the reason behind that nose and T-tail-top shape?
Very interesting nose design. Thanks for sharing!
This sure looks like an optical Ilyushin (even thought its a Tupolev) to me 🧐
What a great and aggressive looking aircraft!
I love these Tupolev aircraft, they’re so soviet and I just love their T-tail style. I agree with @Vinne, it looks like a sleek-agressive aircraft!
Well this so called “toy” sure does look cool! Tupolev and Ilyushin aircraft always look so cool to me.
Ах да, еще один отличный качественный российский / советский самолет.
Ah yes, another great quality Russian/Soviet aircraft.
Damn this looks like a dragon to me 🐉
Did the Tu-134 and the Tu-160 have a child?
Lmao! Looks cool.
Lol, looks like the only difference between it and the TU-134 is that weird nose attachment. I’m surprised they even call it a new aircraft…