Powerplant: two 245.2 kN (55,115 lb st) Kuznetsov/KKBM NK-25 afterburning turbofans
Dimensions: length 42.46m (139 ft 3¼ in); height 11.05m (36 ft 3 in); wing span maximum sweep 23.30m (76 ft 5½ in); wing span minimum sweep 34.28m (112 ft 5¾ in)
Weights: empty 54000 kg (119,048 lb); Max Take-Off Weight 126400 kg (278,660 lb) with RATO
Performance: max level speed at high altitude Mach 2.0 or 2000 km/h (1242 mph); max level speed at sea level 1050 km/h (652 mph); ceiling 13300m (43,635 ft)
Armament: one GSh-23 23mm twin-barrel gun in the tail for self defence; up to 24000 kg (52,910 lb) of ordnance including Kh-22 and Kh-22M ASMs, Kh-15 and Kh-15P SRAMs, freefall bombs and sea mines.
Tu-22M 'Backfire' instrument panel