Technical data
Type Tu-22
Function bomber, recco
Year 1960
Crew 5
Engines 2 * 11800kg
Wing Span 90'10.5"
Length 132'11"
Height 35'
Empty Weight 85,000lb
Maximum Weight 185,200lb
Speed 1480km/h
Ceiling 18000m
Range 2900km
Armament
Guns 1*g23mm
Bombs 9070kg internal bay
Missiles one 'Kitchen' cruise missile in underbelly position

Tu-22 ('105') by A.N.Tupolev ('Blinder')

(27k) 'Blinder' at the Monino AF Museum and Tu-22K at Sheremetjevo-I, by Paul Nann;
Photo (16k) from Scale Model Forum;

Supersonic medium-range bomber (bureau designation Tu-105), a swept-wing aircraft with two engines positioned as the base of the tailfin. Its limited range was its main disadvantage.


(27k) 'Blinder' at the Monino AF Museum and Tu-22K at Sheremetjevo-I, by Paul Nann;

  • (24k)Tu-22K at Sheremeteyvo-I, photo by Paul Nann;
  • At the Monino AF Museum near Moscow; Photo (40k) by John Sloan;
  • simple data sheet;
  • Predecessors Modifications (projects) Modifications (production)
    None
    '125'

    Tu-22M

    More Tu-22 links...
  • Tu-22 "Blinder" at Virtual Aircraft Museum
  • Tu-22M at 'Novik'
  • Tu-22 at Yanko's Russian Weapons Catalog; (added 8/18/97)
  • Tu-22, Tupolev 'Blinder'
  • Tu-22 Blinder-A
  • Tu-22U Blinder-D

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