Tupolev-22M Backfire

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    gadeshi Senior Member Senior Member

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    This is a dediacted topic for Tu-22M Backfire and all of its derivatives.
    Please post any related info here.

    A materials to start with - Tu-22M3M strikes ISIS with 12 FAB-500M54 (in annotation they are mistaken with OFAB-250-270):
     
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    A full load of 34 FAB-500TS (hard shelled) bombs:
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    Another strike on ISIS in Syria:
     
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    Quite a beautiful documentary on evolution of bombers (including Tu-22M3) in USSR.

    Oh yeah, long time lurker here...
     
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    Earlier models of Tu-22-which were struggling to achieve the required range and speed requirements- went through various modifications before the final version of 'Tu-22M3' emerged.

    With a speed of more than 2300 Kmph, its the fastest bomber in the world. Designed to outrun the enemy interceptors, it was conceived as 'carrier killer' with a task to hunt down american aircraft carrier battle groups in Mediterranean and Atlantic, But with implementation of Strategic arms limitations treaty, the aerial refueling probe had to be removed in order to limit the range of the aircraft. While some aircraft were scrapped as per treaty.

    The Tu-22 'Blinder'
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    Tu-22M2 Backfire B
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    Tu-22M3 Backfire C
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    One among the most extraordinary machines that have touched the sky.

    Hats off to the minds and hands who built this engineering marvel.
     
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    Another short video from Zvezda TV Channel - Tu-22M3s in Tajikistan:
     
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    Tu-22M3 bombers | missions on ISIS targets in Syria
     
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    Another one overhauled and MLU-updated Tu-22M3M has conducted its first test flight:
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    Tu-22M3M ======================================================
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    That looks like a real cramped up cockpit. :biggrin2::biggrin2:
     
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    aditya10r PHAK MU LUCK Senior Member

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    Can I buy one of them????

    Don't say no

    I wanna bomb my neighborhood
     

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