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Tu-22 high speed overrun

Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:21 pm

Tundra excursion for a Tu-22 bomber after high-speed abort. Amazing that no fuel ignited when wings clipped trees.
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Re: Tu-22 high speed overrun

Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:35 pm

Covered in this thread:

Excursion was undertaken indeed (plowing, possibly for agricultural purposes), but no Tundra was involved: the accident happened in Volgograd region; this is almost as far as it gets away from Tundra in European part of Russia.
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Re: Tu-22 high speed overrun

Thu Sep 28, 2017 6:08 pm

Wow. Thank goodness there was no fire.

It seems like a late abort decision?

By the way, the Backfire is designated Tu-22M. The Tu-22 is the older, less capable Blinder. My understanding is the confusing designation is a matter of politics - keeping the program alive by portraying it as an update to fix shortcomings of the Blinder, not a brand new program.

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