Do you have something about the recon versions of the Tu-22 and Tu-22M.
I'm interested mainly in the Tu-22 Blinder recon version.
Giulio wrote:I was looking for, but I found little, I would like to open this new thread on these aircrafts.
1) Have they never flown over the Russian territory?
2) The Tu-128 with its radar and missiles K-80 could shot it down?
3) And the Mig-25?
4) Why the Blackbird was so fast? To avoid missiles? Or to cover a large portion of territory in a short time?
But: 120 miles with an IRST?? They are about 200-240 kM: isn't there the horizon curvature??
From the USSR, which kind of radar used they for the detection in Turkey? Over-the-horizon radar, or satellite?
Do you know if the SR-71 had to slow down after a certain period at very high speed? How long could it fly at M3? All the way?