Rockwell B-1 Lancer (USA) ✈ Tupolev Tu-160 (USSR)

Rockwell B-1 Lancer (USA). First flight: 23 December 1974. (Wiki)


Tupolev Tu-160 (USSR). First flight: 19 December 1981 (Wiki)

While similar in appearance to the American B-1 Lancer, the Tu-160 is a different class of combat aircraft; its primary role being a standoff missile platform (strategic missile carrier). The Tu-160 is also larger and faster than the B-1B and has a slightly greater combat range, though the B-1B has a larger combined payload. Another significant difference is that the colour scheme on the B-1B Lancer is usually subdued dark gray to reduce visibility; the Tu-160 is painted with anti-flash white, giving it the nickname among Russian airmen “White Swan”.
— Wikipedia