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Tupolev Tu-22M

strategic bomber aircraft

The Tupolev Tu-22M is a twin-turbojet Soviet bomber. It's a modernized variant[1] of Tupolev Tu-22.

Tupolev Tu-22M
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Tu-22M in flight.
Role Bomber
National origin USSR
Manufacturer Tupolev.
First flight 1969
Introduction 1972
Status Active
Primary user Soviet Air Force.
Number built 525


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