14681 1/144 Tupolev Tu-22M3 Backfire C
The TU-22M3 was operated by the Soviet Air Force as a strategic nuclear bomber and by the Soviet Navy as a long-range maritime anti-shipping bomber. The TU-22M3 made simulated attacks on US Naval units and tested Japanese Air defense capabilities on several occasions. The TU-22M3 was first used in Afghanistan from 1987 to 1989 for aerial bombardment. The TU-22M3 is still shown as listed in active duty in the Russian and Ukrainian Air Force. The new TU-22M3 is offered for the first time in over 20 years and features “swing wing” design, recessed panel lines and new Soviet and Ukrainian markings.
Marking included in this kit are:
Russia, TU-22M3 “Red 12”, Russia, 2010.
Ukraine, TU-22M3 “Red 44”, Ukraine, ca. 1994