Aviation Photo #1023431 Tupolev Tu-22M-3 - Russia - Air Force

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Photo Added: March 26, 2006

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Anonymous
11 years ago
Graceful and awesome,over that quiet snow-capped valley, once a nightmare, now almost an angel...
Anonymous
11 years ago
Fantastic air to air shot of such a graceful bird.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Beautiful bird! I've always loved the russian/soviet planes better than the american and the europeean.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Amazing photo, very nice angle, and a very rare opportunity, Thanks for sharing it!
Anonymous
11 years ago
One the most incredible long-range bombers ever made, great picture!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Beware: you have probably violated 'state secrets' by publishing this photo. :) Very good.
Anonymous
11 years ago
This is such a rare plane to see on a picture! great, thanks for sharing Avtor!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Rare to see a Tu-22m3 in flight on high altitude. I wonder where the picture was taken from. Need coments!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Cruising over the steppe ... what a mean looking machine that is.
Anonymous
11 years ago
A really rare photo, thanks for sharing. By the way Swedish Visitor you wouldn't feel the same if you would compare the cockpits of Russian vs. US fighters.

S.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Good photo
Anonymous
11 years ago
Wonderful shot i should say... T.B.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Very rare picture... Thank you for upload ! Really like the Backfire, it is a very special plane !
Anonymous
11 years ago
Good photo, yes i must say russian military aircraft have archaic avionics compared to western fighters but they are no less great, enineering wonders -usa flyR
Anonymous
11 years ago
Only perfect that shot.
Anonymous
11 years ago
What an awesome photo, not very often you see air to air shots of these aircraft.
-Leo P.
Anonymous
11 years ago
5 Stars,Nice angle. banking right
Anonymous
11 years ago
Love that shot. First photo I've seen of a TU-22M taken from another aircraft, and this one's a beauty
Anonymous
11 years ago
Well..., this just one of the 500 output from this kind of Tupolev. I wonder, how about the 499 other ones? ;-)
Anonymous
11 years ago
One is always use to seeing the Western fighters but this shot of the Russian AF is just amazing. Very nice picture! Thx for sharing!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Looks like a secret missile test. Or a frame from the next Bond movie... But after a little google research I think that is actually an ancient missile from the 70's :)
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great shot. This angular bomber provides a nice contrast to its more fluidly-sculped (but equally beautiful) western counterpart -- the B-1B Lancer. Anyone know anything about the ordinance its carrying under the left wing? Some type of cruise missile I assume.
Anonymous
11 years ago
The Missile is a Kh-22. I do not know which version it is soo it's hard to say it's exact purpose but either Anti-Radar or Anti-Ship.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Nice!!!!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Beautiful, I wish I was on that aircraft!! Good one!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
What a beautiful melting from the aircrafts color and the landscape and clouds! That makes it really frightening!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Tupolev Tu-22 and that beautiful background makes this photo amazing!!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great photo from one of the nosiest planes i've ever heard.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Its great to see the Russian Airforce still getting out there and showing up what it has.BTW I thought the Russian equivalent to the B1-B Lancer would more likely be the TU160. Good shot though.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Nice looking plane over nice looking taiga.
Thanks!
Anonymous
5 years ago
Say what you want about Russians but damn do they build 'em pretty.

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