|Tupelov Tu-22 `Blinder' Tu-22m `Backfire' : Russia's Long Range Supersonic Bombers
(Aerofax Series) by Yefim Gordon, Vladimir Rigmant
- 96 pages (January 1999)
Aerofax Midland Pub Ltd;
ISBN: 1857800656 ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.30 x 11.06 x 8.48
The Tu-22 'Blinder' never really gave the U.S.S.R. what they were
looking for in a supersonic nuclear bomber, but the Tu-22M 'Backfire'
did--it's truly a long range supersonic bomber. This book reveals Soviet
tactics for destroying NATO warships using 'Blinders' and its use by Libya
and Iraq. Yefim Gordon, of Moscow, Russia, is a
noted Russian aviation historian and writer who has had several books
published in the west. Vladimir Rigmant, of Moscow, Russia, is an aviation
historian specializing in the Tupolev design bureau.