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Tupolev Tu-22M 'Backfire'

Specifications Tu-22M

Tu-22M3 'Backfire-C'

Powerplant: two 245.2 kN (55,115 lb st) Kuznetsov/KKBM NK-25 afterburning turbofans

Dimensions: length 42.46m (139 ft 3 in); height 11.05m (36 ft 3 in); wing span maximum sweep 23.30m (76 ft 5 in); wing span minimum sweep 34.28m (112 ft 5 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-22M3 3view

Tu-22M cockpit
Tu-22M 'Backfire' instrument panel

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