7 Missile Carrying Tu 22 M3

Missile Carrying Tu 22 M3

Posted on March 29, 2016 by team

This March blogger Ivan Stalich was lucky to see flights of missile the carrying Tu-22M3. They landed in Tolmachevo on their way to the Russian-Tajik training and back. Ivan took the chance and made these photos.

Multi-mode long-range supersonic missile bomber Tu-22M3 is intended to destroy important targets on an enemy territory. Crews of Tu-22M3 hit conditional base camps at the foothills of the East Pamir.

Wing variable swing of Tu-22M3 is 20°-65°.
Placed in service in 1983,  – 1983 год, army accepred in March 1989.
Generally 268 units have been made.

Tu-22M3, (according to NATO codification – “Backfire-С”).

As for its dimentions it could be compared with the longest version of Boeing-737-900, but its takeoff weight is 52 tons more!

The craft can carry three anti-ship cruise missiles X-22 with a launch range to 500 km.

Max. speed: 2300 km/h.
Flying range – up to 7000 km, combat radius – 2410 km.

Being so powerful, efficient, fast and cost-effective, Tu-22M3 is a good alternative to other anti-ship weapons.


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7 Responses to “Missile Carrying Tu 22 M3”

  1. Rob Normann says:

    Awesome. Gratulations to Russia for a well done job in Syria.

  2. Bob says:

    Awesome aircraft !

  3. Osip says:

    Amazing that such ancient relics are still operating.
    Not bad copy of USA FB-111 though.
    Must be more durable, USA disposed of FB-111 decades ago.

    • Frequent Flier says:

      “Amazing that such ancient relics…”. Really? Like your 60 year old B-52? LOL!

      Your FB-111 was an outranged and outclassed light fly compared to this plane.

      Please keep showing off your ignorance about your own airforce… Or try something else when you are urged to boost your funny self-esteem here. If that was your intention, of course.

  4. Oscar Goldman says:

    Sorry to spoil your (lonely) party, “Osip”, but the FB-111 never had the range, size and capabilities of this plane.

    But don’t get so jealous. I hope your 50+ year old U-2 plane keeps flying (or the even much older B-52), because no replacements are coming.

  5. Pom2Ter says:

    Are there a lot of Tu-22M3 and of other variations left in service (Perhaps the older Tu-22M2 version)? I always loved the soviet/Russians supersonic bombers and found them way better and more interesting than the american bombers that were big ugly flying planes. The TU-160 is by far the one I love the most.

  6. Agent Beeman says:

    You don’t have to look for a similar thing in any other nation’s arsenal. You won’t find anything like it.
    This is a cool (and deadly) strategic bomber, still in a class of its own.

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