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.