Military Periscope Logo


Tu-22 Blinder medium bomber

Country of Origin: Russia


The Blinder was the first supersonic bomber from the former Soviet Union to enter service. It was built in smaller than expected numbers (apparently because its range fell short of requirements), so it did not replace the Tu-16 Badger as originally planned. It was the only bomber with external, rear-mounted engines to serve with any air force.

The Blinder had sharply swept wings set low and well aft and possessing some anhedral. The leading edge roots had an extreme sweep angle,...

Please log in to continue reading.

Not yet a subscriber? Take a free trial.

Military Periscope gives you easy-to-use, integrated, open-source intelligence on…

  • More than 7,500 weapons systems and platforms
  • Nearly every country's armed forces
  • Militant organizations
laptop image

Try Military Periscope free for seven days

Military Periscope Logo

Your online source for military news, weapons, and nation's armed forces worldwide

Military Periscope FEDLINK information

Service ID: UC

Contract Number: LCFDL24D0002

Military Periscope is a product of GovExec.

600 New Hampshire Ave., Suite 510,

Washington DC, 20037, USA.

©Military Periscope 2024

All rights reserved. Redistribution of the content is prohibited without prior consent of Military Periscope.