Stunning Photos from inside the closed and abandoned hangar of supersonic, long-range strategic and maritime strike Bomber, Tupolev Tu-22M3 aircraft. Discover 70+ Photos of the closed hangar with abandoned Tupolev Tu-22M3 aircraft.
Tu-22М3 long-range supersonic missile carrier bomber (NATO codification: Backfire) was designed to destroy the sea and ground-based targets by means of guided missiles and aerial bombs.
Tupolev Tu-22M3 design
Tu-22M series aircraft are conventionally designed aircraft with a variable-swept low wing. The structure is made, mainly, of aluminum alloys as well as high-strength and heat-resistant steels, titanium alloys, and magnesium alloys. The wing consists of a fixed part and all-movable panels. The sweep angle of the all-movable panels is from 20° to 65°. High-lift devices include slats, three-piece double-slotted flaps, three-piece spoilers, and no ailerons.
Spoilers are deflected differentially for roll control and synchronously to use as an airbrake. There is an all-flying tailplane. The aircraft has a semi-monocoque fuselage and retractable tricycle landing gear with nose-landing gear. The power unit consists of two НК-25 reheated double-flow turbofan engines. TA-6A APU is installed in the dorsal fin fairing.
The History of an abandoned hangar
with Tu-22M3 aircraft
A block of workshops and hangars that has been mothballed for many years, where there are three strategic supersonic multipurpose missile-carrier-bomber Tu-22M3, capable of carrying nuclear weapons and known as the “Assassins of Aircraft Carriers”.Unfortunately, those 5 Tupolev Tu-22M3 aircraft could not survive the difficult times after the collapse of the USSR when practically no money was allocated for the army and military units were being reduced everywhere.
The plant itself is part of the central airbase and for the most part operates to this day, in addition to these two workshops that are in reserve, and is engaged in servicing the aircraft fleet of the military base.