PEAHY BLINDERS

TUPOLEV TU-22 BLINDER

Babak Taghvaee explains how the Tu-22 was the eyes and ears of Soviet long-range aviation and other Warsaw Pact air forces

COLD WAR

Red 19 was one of 12 Tu-22RDMs flown by 290 ODRAP. In 1994, when the aircraft was en route to Engels Air Base, one of its flaps broke away and it had to return to Zyabrovka where it made an emergency landing. S POPSUEVICH

Red 11 was a Tu-22RD of the 199 OGDRAP’s 1st Aviation Squadron. 199 OGDRAP ARCHIVE VIA IGOR BUBIN

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