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The American press appreciated the photo of strategic bombers of the Russian Aerospace Forces with a missile and bomb arsenal

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The United States drew attention to the photographs of Russian aircraft with their missile and bomb weapons posted on the network by the Russian Ministry of Defense. Americans believe: the photo was posted specifically to intimidate.


The three images that appeared on the Internet show three combat aircraft in service with the long-range aviation Aerospace Forces of Russia: Tu-160, Tu-95MS and Tu-22M3. Each of the three bombers is photographed next to a set of weapons it can carry, including cruise missiles.

The Tu-160 aircraft is located on the runway behind two rows of air-launched cruise missiles. The line closest to the aircraft is made up of 12 Kh-55SM subsonic cruise missiles, designed to destroy stationary targets with predetermined coordinates.


In addition, you can see 12 more samples of the modern high-precision cruise missile Kh-101/102, designed to destroy both strategic and tactical land and sea targets. Tu-160 can carry its weapons inside, in bomb bays. by Thomas Newdick of The Drive.


The Tu-95MS aircraft is a modification of the Tu-95, a strategic bomber-missile carrier. It is the world's fastest turboprop aircraft and the only strategic bomber of its kind. In the frame of the Russian Ministry of Defense, you can see the Tu-95MS along with the Kh-55SM and Kh-101/102 missiles.

The third aircraft shown in the photographs is the Tu-22M3, a long-range supersonic bomber with a variable sweep wing. Like the two previous aircraft, it was developed back in Soviet times at the Tupolev Design Bureau and was one of the most secret projects of Soviet bombers.

Tu-22M3 can carry three X-22 anti-ship cruise missiles and free-fall bombs or sea mines of various calibers - up to 69 FAB-250 units with a total weight of up to 24 tons. The normal combat load of the aircraft is 2 X-22 missiles or bombs with a total weight of up to 12 tons. Additional bombs are mounted on an external sling.


The American press journalist, however, notes that the bombs used by the Tu-22M3 were put into service during the Cold War and are now outdated. They are categorized as unmanaged weapons and this circumstance leads to a decrease in the accuracy of air strikes, which, in turn, affects the effectiveness of the military operation itself.

The American author notes that the photograph presented by the Russian Ministry of Defense lacks the Tu-22M3 missile armament. Meanwhile, the plane can carry 2-3 copies of the Kh-22 missile. These weapons can be used against stationary ground targets and warships.

As Newdick writes, although the Tu-22M3 never fired X-22 missiles in a real combat situation, they dropped free-fall bombs over Syria. Probably, the American author concludes that is why there is no missile armament in the photo. It is not excluded, however, that the Kh-22 on the Tu-22M3 will be supplanted by the more modern Kh-32 missile. Based on this, the Ministry of Defense could only present in the photo the current options for arming the aircraft for hitting ground targets.

Despite their age, the three strategic bombers of the Russian Aerospace Forces have useful capabilities, and are more flexible than the intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) and ballistic missile submarines (SSBNs), which make up the other two components of Russia's traditional nuclear triad.

- writes the author of The Drive.

It is also worth noting that programs are currently being implemented to modernize each of the three strategic bombers in service with the Russian Aerospace Forces. The modernization should ensure the combat capability of Russian long-range aviation at least until the promising new generation PAK DA aircraft is put into service.
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  1. MTN
    MTN 11 November 2020 10: 11
    34
    I remember how these planes were cut in Ukraine. The pilots were crying. This is a legendary plane. "White Swan" Its very presence in the sky made many countries sweat.
    1. Temples
      Temples 11 November 2020 10: 13
      24
      The bombs used by the Tu-22M3 were put into service during the Cold War and are now obsolete.


      Obsolete are the barmaley who perished under these boimbs.

      American press journalist
      apparently sits hard in computer toys.
      Or does he think that Russian pilots are pushing the "obsolete bomb" out of the plane's bomb bay with a crowbar? And where God will send wassat

      Zadornov was right! laughing
      1. Thrall
        Thrall 11 November 2020 10: 39
        +1
        Quote: Temples
        apparently sits hard in computer toys

        ... then he would have liked an article on VO a year ago about the TU-160 smile
        https://topwar.ru/164427-sohu-rasskazalo-kak-tu-160-na-forsazhe-ushel-ot-japonskih-f-35.html
        1. Proxima
          Proxima 11 November 2020 11: 00
          14
          Take, for example, the "outdated" Tu-160, owner of 46 (!!!) fellow world records, which is the largest and most powerful supersonic aircraft in the history of military aviation and aircraft with variable wing geometry, as well as the heaviest combat aircraft in the world, having the largest maximum take-off weight among bombers. Then let the Americans create "something newer", and then even then call this legend an old plane. Thank you, of course, the Soviet Union for the powerful military potential that our country has not yet managed to develop !!! hi hi hi
      2. Pete mitchell
        Pete mitchell 11 November 2020 11: 21
        15
        Quote: Temples
        thinks that Russian pilots are pushing the "obsolete bomb" out of the bomb bay with a crowbar? And where God will send the rights!

        You are probably not an aviation man: there is no scrap on the plane lol Pilots without belay kick bombs into an open hatch laughing lol wink
        1. Starover_Z
          Starover_Z 11 November 2020 11: 33
          16
          Quote: Pete Mitchell
          Quote: Temples
          thinks that Russian pilots are pushing the "obsolete bomb" out of the bomb bay with a crowbar? And where God will send the rights!

          You are probably not an aviation man: there is no scrap on the plane lol Pilots without belay kick bombs into an open hatch laughing lol wink

          Well, right! After all, modern "smart" ammunition cannot be easily pushed out of the hatch - they are "smart" and will cling to the plane so as not to fall (according to anecdotes)! lol
        2. Stas Sv
          Stas Sv 11 November 2020 14: 00
          +2
          How is it not? winked We have! And 3 more axes. And it's not a joke.
          1. Pete mitchell
            Pete mitchell 11 November 2020 14: 06
            +4
            Quote: Stas Sv
            We have! And 3 more axes.

            Are these the ones with electrically insulated arms? And also scrap. But we are engineering-savvy - therefore, with our feet and straight into the hatch laughing
            1. Stas Sv
              Stas Sv 12 November 2020 03: 21
              +2
              Nooo, we are lazy, we put the transporter in the cargo compartment, go to the target and .... you get the idea.
          2. evgenii67
            evgenii67 12 November 2020 09: 04
            0
            Quote: Stas Sv
            How is it not? We have! And 3 more axes. And it's not a joke.

            And all this is only in the Su-25
        3. Voyager
          Voyager 11 November 2020 15: 01
          +4
          Pilots without belay kick bombs into open hatch laughing lol wink


          Riding a bomb like Kubrick!
        4. uncle Vlad
          uncle Vlad 11 November 2020 21: 13
          0
          Obsolete, wire rope for 8 with an ammunition grinder is cut .CM. weight characteristics of wire ropes
      3. VO3A
        VO3A 11 November 2020 11: 33
        -5
        The Tu-22M3 modernization program is not real ... There will never be any 30 Tu-22M3M ... This is not a resource aircraft! It's not about the years ... The plane has a heavily loaded swivel unit at the wing ... It collapses from loads! The aircraft has a low aerodynamic quality and a small wing, which puts even more stress on the pivot assembly! In 10 years, all these planes will collapse ... Moreover, out of about 60 supposedly still flying, they cannot find 30 suitable for modernization ... And why is it needed if they will be written off in 10 years ... Comparisons with the B-52 or Tu-95 are not appropriate - they have a monolithic wing without a swivel unit ....
        1. Lozovik
          Lozovik 11 November 2020 12: 34
          +2
          Quote: VO3A
          The aircraft has a low aerodynamic quality

          Aerodynamic quality at x = 30 is more than 14, little things like the Su-24 or Su-34 never dreamed of.
          1. VO3A
            VO3A 11 November 2020 12: 48
            -3
            The outdated Su-24M with the outdated Al-21, being a kerosene fighter, also has a variable wing sweep ... This aircraft is operated from complete hopelessness due to the complete absence of IBA aircraft in our country and thanks to Hephaestus, which the military did not want for more than 10 years put ... Su-34 is a very good aircraft, of which there are very few! It should replace the Su-24M, which will write off everything until 2030 ... The Su-34, if necessary, can practically replace the Tu-22M3, and even carry its rocket ... and others ... It has a frantic modernization potential, including engines, and a huge resource with the possibility of extension ... From a state point of view, it was necessary to make a PAK YES on its basis, and not sculpt another monster for decades ...
            1. Lozovik
              Lozovik 11 November 2020 16: 22
              +4
              Quote: VO3A
              Su-34, if necessary, can practically replace the Tu-22M3

              How can a front-line bomber with a maximum tactical radius of 1100 km replace a long-range bomber with Rtact = 2200 km?

              Quote: VO3A
              even carry his rocket ... and others

              X-22 or what? Well, this is nonsense.

              Quote: VO3A
              He has a frantic modernization potential, including engines, and a huge resource with the possibility of extension ...

              6000 hours, no more than Tu-22M3.

              Quote: VO3A
              From a state point of view, it was necessary to make PAK YES on its basis, and not sculpt another monster for decades ...

              For long-range aviation, the most important characteristics are the range and duration of the flight, with this the Su-34 (in comparison with heavy machines) is doing very badly, there is no point in further raping the T-10 platform in the direction of increasing the mass.
              1. VO3A
                VO3A 11 November 2020 17: 01
                -2
                How can a front-line bomber with a maximum tactical radius of 1100 km replace a long-range bomber with Rtact = 2200 km?

                For the Su-34, they took the maximum load without outboard tanks, and for the Tu-22M3, the minimum and also with an optimal flight profile? Storyteller!
                X-22 or what? Well, this is nonsense.

                Yes, easily, between moves after revision ... if it is necessary, and not only her!
                For long-range aviation, the most important characteristics are the range and duration of the flight, with this the Su-34 (in comparison with heavy machines) is doing very badly, there is no point in further raping the T-10 platform in the direction of increasing the mass.

                The Su-34 can be equipped with an Al-41 with a Su-35, increase the fuel supply, use outboard tanks, but when refueling it is not so important ... It is more comfortable and convenient for pilots to fly a Su-34 for a long time ... speech?
                The meaning is in the minimum costs with the maximum result ... You can work with invisibility and body kit ...
                1. Lozovik
                  Lozovik 22 November 2020 22: 06
                  0
                  Quote: VO3A
                  For the Su-34, they took the maximum load without outboard tanks, and for the Tu-22M3, the minimum and also with an optimal flight profile? Storyteller!

                  You can calculate the tactical radius yourself:
                  1. VO3A
                    VO3A 22 November 2020 22: 45
                    0
                    A front-line bomber designed for the use of nuclear weapons cannot have a tactical radius .... 6 # FAB-500 for such an aircraft is a mockery ... And no one canceled refueling!
                    I don’t understand your position ... I don’t argue, I’m looking for a way out of the extreme situation associated with the collapse of the Air Force, and you argue that it will not work out this way and this is not right ... Offer your own !!! Or are we doing well and the crumbling several dozen Tu-22M3 (M3M) will fly forever?
            2. Fizik M
              Fizik M 12 November 2020 06: 46
              0
              Quote: VO3A
              The Su-34 is a very good aircraft, of which there are very few! It should replace the Su-24M, which will write off everything until 2030 ... The Su-34, if necessary, can practically replace the Tu-22M3, and even carry its rocket ... and others ... It has a frantic modernization potential, including engines, and a huge resource with the possibility of extension ... From a state point of view, it was necessary to make a PAK YES on its basis, and not sculpt another monster for decades ...

              YES
              only now Martirosov was gone, and "successor not yet "(a phrase said by Sukhikh in April)
          2. uncle Vlad
            uncle Vlad 11 November 2020 21: 15
            0
            Boy Andrey taught aerodynamics to see in MAI in the first semester of the first year at a night disco
            1. VO3A
              VO3A 12 November 2020 12: 15
              -1
              Well, it is clear that she is not a girl! But in essence? An empty, meaningless phrase ... He said it was like a feather into the water ... or rather, he blew bubbles in it ..
        2. Petio
          Petio 11 November 2020 13: 18
          -1
          Put at least SVP-24-22 on 20-30 cars. Integrate X-69 and in my opinion it will last for 10 years
        3. Petio
          Petio 11 November 2020 13: 23
          -1
          Can't you beat Knightley in Syria with 3-4 contrast-target radars and launch several X-22s from the active head?
        4. Fizik M
          Fizik M 12 November 2020 06: 45
          -2
          Quote: VO3A
          There will never be any 30 Tu-22M3M ... This is not a resource aircraft!

          at least somebody the truth wrote ...
      4. seregatara1969
        seregatara1969 11 November 2020 14: 56
        0
        They didn't see our calendars
      5. vVvAD
        vVvAD 14 November 2020 20: 59
        0
        Well, sho you, they just consider their weapons the most technologically advanced and freaky in the world. And, proceeding from this logic, if JDAM is not hung on the bomb (a great invention for drank dough on savings good), then it will fall xp knows where. Well, well ... SVP-24, Hephaestus.
  2. aszzz888
    aszzz888 11 November 2020 10: 12
    10
    Journalist of the American press, ... They belong to the category of unguided weapons and this circumstance leads to a decrease in the accuracy of air strikes, which, in turn, affects the effectiveness of the military operation itself.
    As for the accuracy, let this journalist ask the barmaley, whom these bombs have forever buried in the sand and stones in Syria. bully
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  4. AshPoseidon
    AshPoseidon 11 November 2020 10: 14
    +7
    Americans believe: the photo was posted specifically to intimidate.

    Yes, not to intimidate, but to understand that it is better to live in peace.
    1. Temples
      Temples 11 November 2020 10: 45
      +2
      Quote: Ash Poseidon
      Yes, not to intimidate, but to understand that it is better to live in peace.

      You wrote this under the impression of the cat Leopold? laughing

      It is the fear for one's life that holds the enemy back.

      You can answer the questions:
      - is it better to live richly or is it better to live in peace?
      - is it better to rule people or is it better to live in peace?
      - is it better to own the world or is it better to live in the world?

      Do you understand that your "better to live in peace" has no meaning for the Anglo-Saxons?
      They might call this phrase stupid.


      You probably forgot what the Russian people say - it is better to live under a peaceful sky than war.

      What would the Americans also think they need to show what will happen to them if they want to go to war on us.
      Only fear for your life and fear of losing everything that they have is holding back the Anglo-Saxons.

      Remember, and Leopold grumbled a wild ass?
      1. AshPoseidon
        AshPoseidon 11 November 2020 11: 17
        +1
        Everything is correctly noted. I thought so.
    2. stalki
      stalki 11 November 2020 11: 02
      +1
      No, well, he's right. He's scared lol so we will interpret it as intimidation "to understand that it is better to live in peace"
  5. Koval Sergey
    Koval Sergey 11 November 2020 10: 16
    19
    Americans believe: the photo was posted specifically to intimidate.

    Americans post the same photos
  6. MTN
    MTN 11 November 2020 10: 17
    -3
    Interestingly, it is possible to cover these aircraft with stealth coating (absorbing waves)
    1. Volodin
      Volodin 11 November 2020 10: 22
      +7
      Quote: MTN
      Interestingly, it is possible to cover these aircraft with stealth coating (absorbing waves)

      It is possible to cover, but it is for these options that the sense will be close to zero. After all, the notorious stealth is not only a coating of "iron", but also the "iron" itself, and the issue of nozzle technology (regardless of the screw, of course) (the issue of low infrared visibility), and dozens of other nuances. We are waiting for PAK YES, there may be something in this regard and will be implemented
      1. aszzz888
        aszzz888 11 November 2020 10: 30
        +1

        Volodin (Alexey)
        Today, 10: 22

        +2
        Quote: MTN
        Interestingly, it is possible to cover these aircraft with stealth coating (absorbing waves)

        It is possible to cover, but it is for these options that the sense will be close to zero. After all, the notorious stealth is not only a coating of "iron", but also the "iron" itself, and the issue of nozzle technology (regardless of the screw, of course) (the issue of low infrared visibility), and dozens of other nuances. We are waiting for PAK YES, there may be something in this regard and will be implemented
        Quite right, we are slowly harnessing, but driving fast. I really hope that we will see PAK YES in action.
      2. jaroff
        jaroff 11 November 2020 10: 49
        +1
        Better to cover not the plane, but the rocket. Then, indeed, it will be problematic to detect it by air defense means, both ground and interceptor radar.
        1. Bad_gr
          Bad_gr 11 November 2020 11: 36
          +2
          Quote: zharyoff
          Better to cover not the plane, but the rocket.

          This is how modern means of destruction are done. For example, the Iskander missile. Or the Kh-101 cruise missile
    2. aszzz888
      aszzz888 11 November 2020 10: 29
      +1
      MTN (KGB school)
      Today, 10: 17
      0
      Interestingly, it is possible to cover these aircraft with stealth coating (absorbing waves)
      It's unlikely it's cheaper to do this kind of thing on newer planes.
  7. aries2200
    aries2200 11 November 2020 10: 18
    +6
    в-52 exactly the same as the sea in the network of such pictures with the layout of the "baggage" of the plane .. mattress covers were unnecessarily excited ....
    1. x.andvlad
      x.andvlad 11 November 2020 10: 30
      +3
      Amerikosov is always aroused by a beautiful picture like children.
  8. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 11 November 2020 10: 19
    +3
    Despite their age, the three strategic bombers of the Russian Aerospace Forces have useful capabilities, and more flexible ...
    They seemed to be praised, but they immediately emphasized the "inflexibility" of ICBMs and nuclear submarines with nuclear weapons. And what does the American mean by the definition of "flexibility"? It seems that the tasks assigned to the missile and submariners are similar in all nuclear countries. Or is the United States more "flexible" in solving them?
  9. Shiva83483
    Shiva83483 11 November 2020 10: 23
    +3
    oh, those Yankes .... the house is on fire themselves, but they are all the same - the Russian strategists are old ... with "bonbs" ... look after your own, they will seem to be older than ours
  10. yfast
    yfast 11 November 2020 10: 23
    0
    Quote: MTN
    Interestingly, it is possible to cover these aircraft with stealth coating (absorbing waves)

    You can paint the bombs on the external sling, and even the tail, but still there will be no sense. It is necessary to design a reduced visibility immediately, and then bring it to the ideal with a file and paint.
  11. Lord of the Sith
    Lord of the Sith 11 November 2020 10: 25
    +6
    Americans believe: the photo was posted specifically to intimidate

    The Yankees have long posted a photo of their bomber with weapons.
    So what?
    1. aszzz888
      aszzz888 11 November 2020 10: 34
      +3

      Sith Lord (Jorge)
      Today, 10: 25
      +1
      Americans believe: the photo was posted specifically to intimidate

      The Yankees have long posted a photo of their bomber with weapons.
      So what?
      My, hi ! This remarkable photo has probably gone around all the pages of magazines and newspapers for a long time. And nothing, we looked and no intimidation. Even if they quietly get used to what can happen to them from our strategists, we do not mind if that happens. wink
    2. APASUS
      APASUS 11 November 2020 10: 45
      +4
      Quote: Lord of the Sith
      Americans believe: the photo was posted specifically to intimidate

      The Yankees have long posted a photo of their bomber with weapons.
      So what?

      In this photo, you can't squeeze money out of Congress to overcome the "Russian" threat.
    3. Pete mitchell
      Pete mitchell 11 November 2020 11: 25
      +5
      Quote: Lord of the Sith
      long ago posted a photo of their bomber with weapons

      Amers' statements from photographs are nonsense: such pictures appear regularly all over the world.
      Airplanes are handsome of course
  12. loser
    loser 11 November 2020 10: 28
    -3
    The United States drew attention to the photographs of Russian aircraft with their missile and bomb weapons posted on the network by the Russian Ministry of Defense. Americans believe: the photo was posted specifically to intimidate- so it is - look and think, think. After all, the head is not only for what would be in it (to eat).
  13. viktor.
    viktor. 11 November 2020 10: 28
    0
    We have beautiful planes good hi drinks , Created for the World!
  14. evgen1221
    evgen1221 11 November 2020 10: 29
    +3
    Oh god what I just read. In the network, as well as on the fence, a lot is written, and what will we start to post each bunch? Is it okay that these photos are a hundred years old at lunchtime? And now let's post photos of their bombers and start scaring them together too? What is the sowing article for and for whom?
  15. prior
    prior 11 November 2020 10: 29
    -1
    To photographs of aircraft with deployed weapons, there would be cartoons with the results of the use
    (moreover, delivery vehicles in special equipment)!
    "It was" - "became", as an example, on real objects in England or the USA ....
    The locals would really like it ...
    Intimidate, so intimidate.
  16. Jacket in stock
    Jacket in stock 11 November 2020 10: 54
    -2
    bombs used by Tu-22M3, ...
    belong to the category of unguided weapons and this circumstance leads to a decrease in the accuracy of air strikes, which, in turn, affects the effectiveness of the military operation itself.

    And here it is necessary to count.
    What is cheaper, to throw a dozen or two "cast iron" on one target and plow another hectare of territory together with the goal, or in one flight to lay a dozen "smart", but expensive for several purposes at once, exactly to their end?
    1. Petio
      Petio 11 November 2020 13: 34
      +1
      If there is a WTO-second. If not, first but most accurately
    2. ancient
      ancient 11 November 2020 17: 07
      +2
      Quote: Jacket in stock
      What is cheaper, throw a dozen or two "cast iron" on one target and plow another hectare of territory together with the goal,

      This is what bombs are you going to "plow" with ...... "whole" hectare wassat..P-50-75 or what? lol
  17. Lozovik
    Lozovik 11 November 2020 12: 17
    +2
    The American press journalist, however, notes that the bombs used by the Tu-22M3 were put into service during the Cold War and are now outdated.

    FAB-3000M-46 (the lowest in the photo) were put into service even before the start of the Cold War wink

    The American author notes that the photograph presented by the Russian Ministry of Defense lacks the Tu-22M3 missile armament. Meanwhile, the plane can carry 2-3 copies of the Kh-22 missile. These weapons can be used against stationary ground targets and warships.

    There are others, here with the Kh-22NA and Kh-22N:

    1. zyablik.olga
      zyablik.olga 11 November 2020 14: 24
      +2
      Quote: Lozovik
      There are others, here with the Kh-22NA and Kh-22N

      These rockets with liquid-propellant rocket engines are frankly outdated and do not meet modern requirements in terms of ease of operation, safety and noise immunity. In addition, the MRA was liquidated in 2011 and all the few Tu-22M3s are part of the Long-Range Aviation.
      1. Lozovik
        Lozovik 11 November 2020 16: 27
        0
        This is all, of course, wonderful, but what does this message have to do with the absence of missile weapons in the photographs? And what does not suit the X-22NA in terms of noise immunity?
        1. ancient
          ancient 11 November 2020 17: 04
          +1
          Quote: Lozovik
          And what does not suit the X-22NA in terms of noise immunity?

          The fact that PG (PGM) is ARGSN ..... "tied" to the PNA crying
  18. Ros 56
    Ros 56 11 November 2020 15: 59
    0

    The American press journalist, however, notes that the bombs used by the Tu-22M3 were put into service during the Cold War and are now outdated.
    Let him tell the barmaley in Syria, they will be very surprised.
  19. the Saint
    the Saint 11 November 2020 19: 04
    -2
    What does the saying "Kindergarten - pants with straps" mean?
    The answer is in the photos of the planes and in the comments of the readers.
  20. Zomanus
    Zomanus 12 November 2020 06: 17
    +1
    Well, finally, ours have learned how to beautifully demonstrate their weapons.
    That's when the boys will paste over the walls in their rooms with similar posters, then it will be very good.
  21. -Dmitry-
    -Dmitry- 14 November 2020 12: 57
    0
    The American press journalist, however, notes that the bombs used by the Tu-22M3 were put into service during the Cold War and are now outdated. They belong to the category of unguided weapons and this circumstance leads to a decrease in the accuracy of air strikes, which, in turn, affects the effectiveness of the military operation itself.


    The bombs are of course old, but as far as I know, a new SVP-24 "Hephaestus" sighting system was tested in Syria, which increases the effectiveness of the strike with "old" bombs.