|Country of Origin||CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States).|
|Similar Aircraft||None in this manual.|
|Role||Bomber, reconnaissance, ELINT.|
|Armament||Bomber, missiles, cannon.|
|Dimensions||Length: 133 ft (40.5 m). Span: 91 ft (27.75 m).|
Tu-22 Blinder WEFT Description
|Wings||Low-mounted, swept-back, and tapered with square tips. Wide wing root. Landing gear pods extend beyond wings�’ trailing edges.|
|Engine(s)||Two turbojets low-mounted on the tail fin. Round air intakes.|
|Fuselage||Tube-shaped with solid, pointed nose. Stepped cockpit.|
|Tail||Flats low-mounted on the fuselage, swept-back, and tapered with square tips. Fin is swept-back, and tapered with square tip.|
Countries which Fly the Tu-22 Blinder
CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States), Iraq, Libya, Ukraine.
Books on the Tu-22 Blinder
The Tu-22 ‘Blinder’ never really gave the U.S.S.R. what they were looking for in a supersonic nuclear bomber, but the Tu-22M ‘Backfire’ did–it’s truly a long range supersonic bomber. This book reveals Soviet tactics for destroying NATO warships using ‘Blinders’ and its use by Libya and Iraq.