Tu-22M Backfire long-range bomber Weapon Systems // Aircraft // Bomber

Country of Origin: Russia

The Tu-22M Backfire is a long-range, high-performance bomber, and the first large bomber with variable-geometry wings to enter service. The Backfire is usually considered a derivative of the Tu-22 Blinder (see separate database entry). The production variant is so different, however, that there was little commonality between the two aircraft. The Backfire's wing has a large, fixed "glove" with a leading-edge sweep of 55 degrees. This portion contains the massive wing carry-through...


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