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    George1

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    Re: Tu-22M3: News

    Post  George1 on Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:53 pm

    MOSCOW, December 1. /TASS/. Russia’s Tupolev Aircraft Company has delivered another repaired Tu-22M3 long-range missile-carrying bomber to the country’s Aerospace Force, the Tupolev press office reported on Friday.

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    http://tass.com/defense/978577


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    Re: Tu-22M3: News

    Post  George1 on Tue Dec 26, 2017 10:22 pm

    Russian MoD has published this image gallery of Long Range Aviation(DA) bombers taking off from Dyagilevo Airbase (ZVO): http://goo.gl/VV8Go6

    Note #Tupolev-22M3 01 Red w/ Kh-32 missile on the RHS pylon, LHS might also be a Kh-32(?) but with somewhat unusual paint scheme.




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    Re: Tu-22M3: News

    Post  Cyberspec on Tue Dec 26, 2017 11:51 pm

    The missiles both look the same as far as I can tell
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    Re: Tu-22M3: News

    Post  GarryB on Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:57 am

    I seem to remember reading in the mid 2000s that the Kh-22M is no longer in frontline service and that any missiles you see under a Tu-22M3 will be a Kh-32...

    Don't know how factual that is however.

    I seem to remember that there were three main versions of the Kh-22M... one that uses an autopilot to a grid square reference... that one was armed with a nuke warhead and was designed to take out comms centres and command centres etc of fixed location. Another had a radar guidance for large land objects like bridges or large buildings and ships, while the third was an anti radiation missile used against major SAM sites and well defended ships.


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