Country of Origin CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States).
Similar Aircraft None in this manual.
Crew Three.
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

Tupelov Tu-22 `Blinder' Tu-22m `Backfire': Russia's Long Range Supersonic Bombers
Tupelov Tu-22 `Blinder’ Tu-22m `Backfire’: Russia’s Long Range Supersonic Bombers

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.

Tupolev Tu-22 Blinder
Tupolev Tu-22 Blinder

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