Video of launch of unknown Tu-22M3 missiles on targets in Ukraine published

Footage of a night launch of unknown missiles by a Tu22M3 long-range supersonic bomber has appeared on the Web. The published video shows the work of one of the boards of the Russian Aerospace Forces on targets in Ukraine during the Russian special operation.

It should be noted that, most likely, we have before us a documented launch of two Soviet long-range supersonic air-launched cruise missiles of the Kh-22 family or the latest Russian Kh-32 of a similar air-to-surface class.

Death to the Nazis

- said the pilot, watching the receding deadly ammunition.

Kh-22 missiles (have many modifications) and Kh-32 are regular ammunition for the Tu-22M3. There are about 1000 Kh-22s and an unknown number of Kh-32s in Russian arsenals.

The flight range of the Kh-22 is up to 600 km, and the speed is Mach 3,5-4,6 (from 4000 to 5400 km/h). A conventional warhead (high-explosive-cumulative) weighs 960 kg, and a special one can be equipped with a thermonuclear warhead with a capacity of 350 Kt - 1 Mt.

The Kh-32 missile is a deep modernization of the Kh-22, which was put into service in 2016. It has an improved guidance system and engine. It is made in the X-22 body, but its flight range reaches 1000 km.

Tu-22M3 can carry 3 (in overload) of these missiles (the middle missile is semi-recessed into the fuselage). But the normal combat load is 2 rockets or bombs in the cargo compartment weighing up to 12 tons.

As for the possibility of using hypersonic Kinzhal missiles, this issue is still in the theoretical plane and has not passed into the stage of practical implementation. Judging by the recording, these are definitely not "Daggers", since they fly at a much higher speed. The Tu-22M3 will someday be armed with such ammunition, there is no doubt about it. But so far, the Russian Ministry of Defense has not informed the public about this, no doubt, a landmark event.
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  1. Sergey Pavlenko Offline Sergey Pavlenko
    Sergey Pavlenko (Sergey Pavlenko) 12 May 2022 13: 30
    There is nothing to add except to repeat the pilot: "Death to the Nazis" !!!
    1. sgrabik Offline sgrabik
      sgrabik (Sergei) 12 May 2022 13: 49
      And the sooner the better!!!
  2. 1_2 Offline 1_2
    1_2 (Ducks are flying) 12 May 2022 13: 46
    the new x-32 liquid-propellant missile has a range of up to 1000 km, a speed of up to 5,5 thousand km / h, not a bad alternative to daggers
  3. Yuri V.A Offline Yuri V.A
    Yuri V.A (Yuri) 12 May 2022 16: 44
    At least in the observed flight segment, the rocket does not perform any maneuvering
  4. Nikolaevich I Offline Nikolaevich I
    Nikolaevich I (Vladimir) 12 May 2022 18: 41
    Actually, I was expecting a message about the use of X-22 or X-32! And now ... it seems to have happened! fellow
  5. Neville Stator Offline Neville Stator
    Neville Stator (Neville Stator) 12 May 2022 22: 17
    Good shots from the Tupolev bomber
  6. Kandid Nekrasov Offline Kandid Nekrasov
    Kandid Nekrasov (Kandid Nekrasov) 13 May 2022 07: 30
    Why is the backlight of the instrument panel in such a disgusting color? Night mode?
  7. Pavel57 Offline Pavel57
    Pavel57 (Paul) 13 May 2022 10: 03
    It is necessary to spend X-22 if you equip it with a Glonass control unit.
  8. Angry Warrior Offline Angry Warrior
    Angry Warrior (Angry Warrior) 13 May 2022 13: 22
    Correctly!! Death to the Nazis!
  9. Art Pilot Offline Art Pilot
    Art Pilot (pilot) 13 May 2022 17: 26
    "Unknown rocket" flew to the right place.
  10. Storm_2022 Offline Storm_2022
    Storm_2022 (Storm _2022) 15 May 2022 13: 38
    It is a pity that it was not possible to establish a mass serial production of manned ammunition from old free-falling bombs of 100, 250 and 500 kg. This is a thousand times cheaper than Caliber, X-101, and even more so Dagger.
    American experience shows that current guided munitions can be used from a distance of 70-80 km, which fully guarantees protection against the remaining Ukrainian S-300 air defense systems.
    It is possible to start mass production of such kits quite quickly since engines that are in short supply in Russia are not required, and guidance systems for GLONAS or for target designation from UAVs can be put on one glide bomb out of five, and the remaining four will simply follow the "slave" and "fall" on target for a given program.
    1. And W2 Offline And W2
      And W2 (And W2) 1 June 2022 20: 09
      The Hephaestus sight turns any FAB during the war into a precision-guided munition. Sivkov, Kalashnikov Hephaestus. Remote bombing possible. Worth a fortune!