For the first time published footage of the launch of the near-supersonic missile Kh-22 "Tempest" from the Tu-22M3

On the Web, footage appeared in which, for the first time in history, they showed the launch of an anti-ship near-supersonic missile Kh-22 "Tempest" from a long-range supersonic missile carrier-bomber Tu-22M3.

A video posted on the Fighterbomber YouTube channel shows the ammunition occupying a predetermined height after launch.

No matter how many bombs, missiles he fires, and no matter how many military flights he fires in his life, this is always an event, excitement, delight and genuine interest. And of course, the more their number or the more powerful the ammunition, the more emotions it evokes. And if he also saw that he had hit where, was aiming, or was aiming in the wrong place, and the ASP hit there (this also happens), then a small holiday reigns in the cockpit for a couple of seconds. Someday I will release an album with the best lines in the booths at the moment of the hit

- reported under the video.

The Kh-22 "Tempest" is a Soviet / Russian supersonic (Mach 3,5-4,6, from Mach 5 - hypersonic class) long-range air-launched cruise anti-ship missile (600 km). It is designed to destroy individual aircraft carriers and entire AUGs using a special (thermonuclear 0,35 - 1,0 Mt) or high-explosive cumulative warhead.

The missile has been in development since 1958 and officially entered service in 1971. Many modifications of this wonderful ammunition have been made. For example, in 2016, an improved X-32 appeared.
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  1. dub0vitsky Offline dub0vitsky
    dub0vitsky (Victor) 19 December 2021 12: 06
    From here we will threaten the Swede ...
  2. would it be necessary to test a thermonuclear agent then? As, Vladimir Vladimirovich?
  3. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 19 December 2021 15: 28
    20 years have passed, and Putin is modernizing all Soviet "galoshes", 60 years ago. And their "galoshes" make it visible education is not enough. Shame! No honor, no conscience!
  4. Alexander K_2 Offline Alexander K_2
    Alexander K_2 (Alexander K) 19 December 2021 18: 51
    Well, this is a characteristic of the entire army of the Russian Federation - at the level of 1971, i.e. 50 years ago?