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Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 3 February 2012
Total Production: ?
Also Known As: Backfire-D and Tu-22M3M
Origin: Russia
Corporations: PSC Tupolev
Parent System: Tu-22M
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1983
Total Production: 500
Family Members: Tu-22M3
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Description: The Tupolev Tu-22M3, Backfire-C NATO-codename, is a swing-wing, medium range bomber designed to strike targets in Western Europe and Asia using both nuclear and conventional weapons. It has been designed to penetrate enemy air defense at low altitude and supersonic speed making him more survivable than previous strike aircraft. In addition to the strike role, the Tu-22M3 can carry out reconnaissance and maritime patrol missions.

The nuclear-capable Tu-22M3 bomber features in-flight refueling capability for extended range missions which has been assumed as a capability for long range strikes against the United States of America. The total number of Tu22Ms ever owned by Russia was less than 300 aircraft due to treaties between the former Soviet Union and the United States.

The Tu-22M5, Tu-22M3M and Backfire-D NATO designation?, is an advanced upgraded version of the Tu-22M3 bomber fitted with a wider array of more sophisticated weapons. As of early 2012, the Russian Air Force plans call for upgrading up to 30 Tu-22M3 aircraft to the Tu-22M5 standard by 2020. The Tu-22M3M bomber is an interim solution for the Russian Air Force until the fielding of the PAK DA bomber in the 2025-2030 timeframe. The upgraded bomber externally remains the same but it is fitted with advanced avionics, sensors and targeting systems to carry out both tactical and strategic attack missions. The Russian Air Force put the first Tu-22M3M bomber in active duty in early February 2012. The new bomber's attack system is linked to the Russian GLONASS global satellite navigation system to allow precision strikes with conventional bombs and missiles.

Tu-22M5 Specifications

Crew: 4
Number of Engines: 2
Length: 43 meter (139 foot)
Main Gun Caliber: 23 millimeter
Wingspan: 34 meter (112 foot)
Ceiling: 14,000 meter (45,932 foot)
Max Range: 6,800 kilometer (3,672 nautical mile)
Cruise Speed: 1,008 kph (545 KTAS)
Top Speed at High Altitude: 2,628 kph (1,420 KTAS)
Max Takeoff Thrust: 110,000 pound (49,896 kilogram)
Max Takeoff Weight: 126 ton (277,778 pound)
Payload: 24,000 kilogram (52,910 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Tu-22M5 News

There are 10 news between
31 Jan 2012 and 25 Jul 2017
Tuesday, July 25, 2017Russian Aerospace Forces to Get 15 Mi-38-2 Helicopters by 2020
Saturday, July 8, 2017Russian Military Outlines Advantages of Kh-101 Cruise Missiles
Saturday, May 13, 2017Russian Air Force to Install SVN-24 Guidance System on Tu-22M3 Bombers
Thursday, April 27, 2017Russian Air Force to Modernize its Tu-160 and Tu-22M3 Bombers
Friday, February 24, 2017PAK DA Bomber to Feature Extreme Stealth, Advanced EW and Artificial Intelligence Missiles
Thursday, August 25, 2016Russian Air Force Ready to Field Kh-32 Hypersonic Cruise Missile
Friday, July 17, 2015Russian Air Force to Take Delivery of Six Tu-22M3M Backfire Bombers by 2016
Wednesday, September 26, 2012Russian Air Force to Get Kh-101 and Kh-102 Cruise Missiles in 2013
Tuesday, February 7, 2012Russian Air Force to Receive More than 10 Tu-160M Bombers by 2020
Tuesday, January 31, 2012Russian Air Force to Field 30 Upgraded Tu-22M3M Bombers by 2020

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