posted on May, 27 2004 @ 03:39 AM
Tupolev Tu-2000 is really a copy of X-30 NASP. But it is a better copy than original. Russians wanted to build three diferent versions -
reconnaissance, transport and bomber. It is better idea than create an all-in-one plane, which X-30 was. Its complicated concept was a reason, why it
was cancelled. Yakovlev and MiG did competiting concepts.
Tu-360 is the young concept, it is a hypersonic bomber but was quickly cancelled due to a lack of funding.
X-30 link: www.hitechweb.szm.sk/x-venture-star.htm
Tu-2000 link: www.hitechweb.szm.sk/spacefighters3b.htm
Tu-360 link: www.hitechweb.szm.sk/bombers2b.htm