posted on Sep, 15 2006 @ 03:59 AM
possibly, except I think that the Tu-22M is of more concern to the world than the XB-70, for obvious reasons.
I agree that the Backfire is 'incomparable', but that does not mean it is the best. I think it is incomparable as it is, as far as I know, the only
supersonic 'medium' bomber, as opposed to a strategic heavy bomber in the old sense, ever to see front line service, (it is the 'Wellington'
alongside the TU-160 as 'Lancaster' if you see what I mean) and in this respect I am considering the original Tu 22 as a borderline light bomber.
Either way I don't think this class of aircraft has been put into service anywhere else in the world which would indeed make it incomparable.