Raduga Kh-101/-102 ALCMs are too long for the Tu-95 bomb bay, so they are carried on underwing pylons.
A version of this article appears in the September 15 issue of Aviation Week & Space Technology. While the U.S. Air Force pursues development of the Long-Range Strike Bomber project, striving to launch full-scale development next year, both Russia and China are also proceeding with bomber plans. In the case of Russia, the PAK-DA (perspektivnyi aviatsionnyi kompleks dal’ney aviatsii, or future long-range air system) is the first all-new bomber to start development since the Tupolev ...
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