Tu 22 M3
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Tu 22 M3. Description. Characteristics. A photo. Video.

The Tu-22 M3. Description. Characteristics. A photo. Video.

Tu 22 М3 is a strategic multi-mode supersonic bomber-carrying bomber designed to hit a target on the territory of the enemy, which is a deeply modernized version of the TU 22М2 with significantly enhanced combat and defensive capabilities. Development of an OKB A.N. Tupolev was conducted from 1974 year, and 20 June 1977, the first test flight. The aircraft entered service in the Air Force in 1978 and was produced before 1993 by the Kazan Aviation Production Association (CAPO). The release of TU 22 M3 was limited to the agreement on the reduction of strategic offensive weapons SALT-2 and for the entire period 268 units of equipment were released.

Tu-22 M3 photo

Tu 22 3 M2

Tu-22 М3 in a number of indicators significantly exceeds its predecessor Tu-22 М2, in particular, in speed mode - the car can reach a maximum speed of up to 2300 km / h, increased tactical range of 14-45% (depending on the flight mode) and combat effectiveness.

Tu-22 M3 photo

Tu 22 3 M444

The technical characteristics of the machine significantly exceeds its foreign counterparts. The practical range of TU 22М3 is 7 thousand km, the cruising speed is 930 km / h, the maximum 2300 km / h, the maximum lifting weight of the machine can be 124 tons.
Key design features of the aircraft are in the geometric variability of the wing, in the all-moving vertical stabilizer and single-fin tail assembly, made of aluminum alloy. The wing consists of a swivel arm, which can be set to sweep angle, depending on the speed, 200, 300 and 650, and the stationary part of the whole.

Rotary wing aerodynamic components are protected by the ridges that help protect the console from overflowing air. By deflected horizontal tail, you can duplicate the cross controls when emergency situations associated with their failure.

Tu-22 M3 photo

Tu 22 3 M34343

The aircraft is equipped with two turbojet engines NK-25, developing power with an afterburner chamber up to 25 thousand kgf. The power plant is controlled by the electrical system ECM-25, and in the event of its failure, a duplicate hydromechanical system is provided. The internal tanks of the aircraft with a total capacity of 50 thousand liters, are located in the keel, center section, in the mobile and fixed part of the wing and the central part of the fuselage.

Tu-22 M3 cabin

Tu 22 M3 cabin

Tu 22 M3 cabin

Onboard TU22M3 equipment consists of navigation and piloting of the complex, allowing the aircraft to automatically make a flight on a predetermined route, sighting and navigation radar system, RAP means by which made radar reconnaissance, jamming, notification of irradiation radars, the release of heat flares and reflectors , IR station provided for the crew alert approaching enemy missiles.

Tu-22 M3 scheme

Tu 22 3 M444

The combat equipment of the aircraft may include: three supersonic missiles "air-ground" ten aeroballistic missiles to destroy ground enemy targets, as well as to 12 tons of conventional or nuclear bombs, which are located in the fuselage and on the outside of the suspension. The aircraft also equipped with defensive weapons - gun GSH-23 with a rate of up to 4 thousand rounds per minute.
TU 22 M3 still stands in the Russian arsenal. In 2008, the aircraft successfully performed combat missions entering the war in South Ossetia, causing sighting air strikes against bases and depots of the enemy ammunition.

TU-22 M3 characteristics

Modification Tu-22M3
Wingspan, m
maximum (65 degrees) 34.28
minimum (20 hail) 23.30
Length m 41.46
Height, m 11.05
Wing area, m2
maximum (65 hail) 183.57
minimum (20 hail) 175.80
Weight, kg
empty 78000
normal takeoff 112000
maximum take-off 126000
Fuel Weight, kg 53550
engine's type 2 DTRDF NK-25
Thrust, kgf
formless X 2 14500
afterburner X 2 25000
Maximum speed km / h
on high 2300
near the ground 1050
Cruising speed, km / h 930
Practical range, km 7000
Combat radius of action, km
at supersonic speed 1500-1850
at subsonic speed on the ground 1500-1650
at subsonic speed along a mixed profile 2410
Practical ceiling, m 13300
Crew 4
Armament: one 23 mm gun GSH-23L
combat load - 24000 kg (maximum) and
12000 kg (normal)
1-3 UR type X-22M
10 Aeroballistic Missiles X-15

Tu-22 M3 video

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Tu-22 M3 - a supersonic plane, which is essentially a modification of the original Tu-22. I know all about the original Tu-22 and have some information about the modifications and want to say that I like both in its form and technical characteristics, namely modification. It is much better from their original.
His type of bomber and missile carrier which means that it has a lot of missiles in its arsenal. The original version is simply a bomber, but the Tu-22 M3 well advanced.
He strikes the enemy missiles or bombs. It has plenty of modes, and not since the old aircrafts - just one.
Maximum the aircraft can pull 130000 kg. That's a lot, because even in our time, not every aircraft can lift a weight into the air.
Despite the fact that this modification was created, it is used to this day the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. This aircraft is suitable for many tasks, and even many modern aircraft are not able to overtake him in the specifications.

You generally have no idea about these two completely different planes.

Tu-Tu-22 and 22M (M1, M2, M3) completely different planes! Same they only class.
"Blind man" pilots did not like the unpredictable temper of the times, especially when landing, a lot of beating. And in "BekFaer" I was in love. Especially the young - At the beginning of vzlёtki the wheel away from you, and Onze sharply over almost the candle!

One of the best aircraft, Tupolev created. The armament of many CIS countries. In Afghanistan itself showed very well. Even in Chechnya used. But in Georgia, the Russian Air Force is not much blundered. Defense could catch him at a height of more than six thousand. In related news, we wrote that it was then, and it ceased to be used at all. But the plane is finite for 70-x was excellent. Not a "pendosovsky" could compete with him.

very interesting