The Tupolev Tu-2000 was a planned long-range heavy bomber designed by the Tupolev design bureau of the 1980's.

Development of the Tu-2000 started in 1986 as a Soviet response to the U.S. Rockwell X-30 project (single-stage-to-orbit scramjet aerospaceplane). Following the fall of the Soviet Union, Russia took over the project and pursued it until 1992, when it was suspended due to lack of funds.

Specs of the Tu-2000:

Total Mass: 350 Tonnes

Landing Mass: 192 Tonnes

Crew: 2

Powerplant Type: Turbojet/Scramjet

Propellants: Slush Hydrogen and Lox

Paylaod Mass: 4-8 Tonnes.


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