Russian Tu-160 Blackjack Strategic Bomber Dropping Kh-555 Cruise Missile – Recorder from Bomb Bay

The Kh-555 is a conventional variant of the Kh-55.Kh-55SM

The nuclear
warhead has been replaced by a 400 kg unitary
HE, penetration HE, or submunitions warhead. Other notable changes include the following:

  • Larger conformal fuel tanks (compared to the Kh-55SM)
  • Reduced radar cross-section.
  • Improved accuracy.
  • Increased range, 3,500 km.

*on photo is Kh-55SM


Here is a video of loading cruise missile to bomb bay Tu-160 Blackjack