Video: These 2 Russian Tu-22M3 'Backfire' Bombers Are Armed to the Teeth
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Mark Episkopos


In what is the latest sighting of Russia’s most prolific strategic bomber, the Russian Defense Ministry reported that two Tu-22M3’s conducted a patrol mission over the Black Sea. According to their press release, "Two Tu-22M3 long-range bombers performed a scheduled flight in the airspace over international waters in the Black Sea.”

The official reclassification of the Tu-22’s updated models from tactical bombers to heavy, nuclear-capable strategic bomber could lead...

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