United Aircraft (UAC) - Russia / Tupolev OKB - Soviet Union
(Showcased structural values pertain to the Tupolev Tu-22M production variant)
2 x Kuznetsov NK-25 turbofan engines developing 55,100lb of thrust each.
(2,000 kph | 1,080 kts)
(13,300 m | 8 mi)
(2,410 km | 4,463 nm)
♦ MACH Regime (Sonic)
RANGES (MPH) Subsonic: <614mph | Transonic: 614-921 | Supersonic: 921-3836 | Hypersonic: 3836-7673 | Hi-Hypersonic: 7673-19180 | Reentry: >19030
1 x 23mm GSh-23 remote-controlled cannon in tail turret.
Up to 53,000lb of internal and external stores (underwing and underfuselage) including air-to-surface missiles, anti-ship missiles, conventional drop bombs, laser-guided bombs, and cruise missiles.
(Not all ordnance types may be represented in the showcase above)
Values are derrived from a variety of categories related to the design, overall function, and historical influence of this aircraft in aviation history.
The overall rating takes into account over 60 individual factors related to this aircraft entry.
Rating is out of a possible 100 points.
This entry's maximum listed speed (1,243mph).
Graph average of 975 miles-per-hour.
Tupolev Tu-22M operational range when compared to distances between major cities (in KM).
Max Altitude Visualization
The 3 qualities we look at for a balanced aircraft design are altitude, speed, and range.
Showcasing era cross-over of this aircraft design.
This entry's total production compared against the most-produced military and civilian aircraft types in history (Ilyushin IL-2 and Cessna 172, respectively).
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