RUSSIA: New Bomber

"In spite of what American officials say," jeered Nikita Khrushchev in one of his rocket-brandishing outbursts, "bombers are useless. Bombers are obsolete."

In spite of what Premier Khrushchev says, the Soviet Union is still building bombers. The Soviet air force is currently introducing into service a supersonic bomber so new that NATO has not got round to assigning it a code name. A new delta-wing supersonic bomber, to which NATO recently gave the code name Bounder, appears to match the U.S.'s 6-58 Hustler; the new plane is presumed to be even more advanced. Soviet forces have been energetically improving and...

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