Tu-22 Blinder Supersonic Bomber. First flight: 1959 © Konstantinos Panitsidis

Photo from the personal collection of Kostas Panitsidis


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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

DESIGNER
OKB Tupolev
COUNTRY
Russia
TYPE
Supersonic Bomber
CREW
3
POWER-PLANT
Two jet engine VD-7M
Thrust, kgf
2 x 16.000
DIMENSIONS
 
Length, m
41,60
Height, m
10,13
Wing span, m
23,17
Wing area, m2
162,25
WEIGHT
 
Empty aircraft, kg
-
Maximum take-off, kg
85.000
PERFORMANCE
 
Maximum speed, km/h
1.510
Range, km
5.850
Service ceiling, m
14.700
ARMAMENT 1 x 23 mm cannon NR-23. Warload-12.000 kg, 250- 9.000 kg bombs (24xFAB-500 or one FAB-9000)