Model Variants (Including Prototypes)
Tu-22B ("Blinder-A") - Initial Production Model; conventional bombing capability; 15 examples produced.
Tu-22R ("Blinder-C") - Dedicated reconnaissance platform; conventional bombing capability retained.
Tu-22RD - Based on the Tu-22R with inflight refueling equipment.
Tu-22RK - ELINT version of Tu-22R
Tu-22RDM - Tu-22RK with inflight refueling capability.
Tu-22P ("Blinder-E") - Electronic Warfare Aircraft (EWA) with ELINT capabilities.
Tu-22PD - Tu-22P with inflight refueling equipment.
Tu-22K ("Blinder-B") - Provision for AS-4 "Kitchen" cruise missile.
Tu-22KD - Tu-22K with inflight refueling capability.
Tu-22KP - Electronic Warfare Aircraft (EWA) with conventional bombing capabilities; provision for Kh-22P radar-homing missile as well.
Tu-22KPD - Tu-22KP with inflight refueling capability.
Tu-22U ("Blinder-D") - Two-Seat Conversion Trainer with redesigned cockpits.
Tu-22UD - Modified trainer models with inflight refueling capabilities.
Tu-22M - Revised swing-wing development of T-22 with new engines and split air intakes; additional pilot.