The Tupolev Tu-22 is a former Soviet bomber of the Cold War. It is a twin-turbojets built entirely of metal with a swept-wing. It can carry about 6,000 kg of bombs in internal bay. It was used only by the USSR, Libya, and Iraq. The bomber could carry 3 crew members. NATO called the Tu 22 as Blinder. Tupolev Tu-22M is a modernized variant.
|Tu-22 at Engels air base in Russia.|
|Primary user||Soviet Air Force.|
- "Tupolev Tu-22 'Blinder'". www.milavia.net.
- "Tupolev Tu-22 (Blinder) Medium Bomber / Reconnaissance Aircraft - Soviet Union". www.militaryfactory.com.
- (in French) http://www.avionslegendaires.net/avion-militaire/tupolev-tu-22-blinder/