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#AA-4056   1/144 scale  Tupolev Tu-22K Blinder-B  Soviet missile strike bomber

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Model Kit Contents (click the image for larger photo)

Model Features

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95 resin parts +

Clear cast canopies, decals

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Span 164 mm

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Length 288 mm

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Unit price: US$88

Shipping charge: US$14

Each model kit contents 1 set of decal. Extra  decals can also be ordered.

Extra decal

US$2.00

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Aircraft History and Specification

In 1954, the Soviet Council of Ministers issued an ordering the development of a long range supersonic bomber. The Tupolev OKB was put in charge of the development, the Tu-105 configuration was selected. The first Tu-105 prototype made it first flight in 1958. It was proven as an impressive machine. The aircraft factory No.22 was assigned for building the production bomber, so the service designation Tu-22 was given. The first production version Tu-22A was designed as both conventional and nuclear bombs rules condition. In 1959, the VVS request for a strike bomber with the new developed Kh-22 air-to-ground missile. The missile-carrier version, Tu-22K entered production in 1960.  In 1962, the Tu-22K first appeared publicly at the Tushino airshow. It received the reporting name Blinder-B. A total of 311 Blinders of all versions had been built when production ended in 1969. The Tu-22 Blinder remained in Soviet service until the time of the collapse of the Soviet Union. It was phased out slowly in favor of the more capable Tupolev Tu-22M Backfire.     

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Strategic long-range bomber

Intended as a supersonic replacement for the Tupolev Tu-16 bomber

23.64m.

41.60in.

10.04m.

2x Dobrynin RD-7M2 turbojets engine

938 mph

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1x GSh-23 tail cannons / 1x Kh-22 Kitchen cruise or 9,000kg bomb load

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Model References

The Tu-22K Blinder-B  package contents secret kits of three 1/144 Soviet airplane as bonus:

The Tupolev Tu-22 Blinder is suitable to group with the following collection series.

Modern strategic bomber

Avro Vulcan B.2

Boeing B-52H Stratofortress

Boeing XB-59

Convair B-36B

Convair B-58 Hustler

Convair YB-60

Handley Page Victor B.2

Myasishchev 3M Bison

Myasishchev M-50 Bounder

North American XB-70 Valkyrie

Northrop B-2 Spirit

Rockwell B-1 Lancer

Short Sperrin

Sukhoi T-4 Sotka

Sukhoi T-4MS

Tupolev Tu-16 Badger

Tupolev T-22 Blinder

Tupolev T-22M Backfire

Tupolev Tu-95 Bear

Tupolev Tu-160 Blackjack

Vickers Valiant B.1

Modern Soviet aircraft

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The Cold War period

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