Specifications for the
Tupolev Tu-22 (Blinder)
Medium Bomber / Reconnaissance Aircraft
Focus Model: Tupolev Tu-22R (Blinder)
Country of Origin: Soviet Union
Manufacturer: Tupolev - USSR
Initial Year of Service: 1962
Length: 136.48 ft (41.6 m)
Width: 76.02 ft (23.17 m)
Height: 33.23ft (10.13 m)
Weight (Empty): 0 lb (0 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 202,825 lb (92,000 kg)
Powerplant: 2 x Dobrynin RD-7M-2 turbojet engines developing up to 36,376lbs of thrust each with afterburner.
Maximum Speed: 938 mph (1,510kmh; 815 kts)
Maximum Range: 3,045 miles (4,900km)
Service Ceiling: 43,635 ft (13,300 m; 8.3 miles)
Rate-of-Climb: 0 feet-per-minute (0 m/min)
1 x 23mm AM-23 OR R023 series cannon in remote-controlled tail turret.
Up to 20,000lbs of ordnance including conventional drop bombs, free-fall nuclear bomb or 1 x semi-recessed cruise missile (Tu-22K).
Tu-22B ("Blinder-A") - Initial Production Model; conventional bombing capability; 15 examples produced.
Libya; Iraq; Russia; Soviet Union; Ukraine