Tu-26 Backfire Pic Gallery

Prime contractor: Tupolev Design Bureau
Nation of origin: Soviet Union
Function: Bomber
Crew: 4
Year: 1970
In-service year: 1975
Engine: Two Kuznetsov NK-25 afterburning turbofans, 55,115 lb thrust each
Wing span:
Fully spread - 34.28 m / 112 ft 6 in
Fully swept - 23.3 m / 76 ft 6 in
Length: 42.46 m / 139 ft 4 in
Height: 11.05 m / 36 ft 3 in
Weight: 119,048 lb empty / 278,660 lb max. take off
Ceiling: 43,635 ft
Max speed: Mach 2.0 at high altitude, Mach 0.90 at sea level
high altitude: 2,000 km/h / 1,242 mph
low altitude: 1,050 km/h / 652 mph
Range: 12,000 km / 7,456 miles
Armament: One GSh-23 23mm twin-barrel cannon, plus 52,910 lb including Kh-15P SRAMs, Kh-22/27 ASMs, bombs, and sea mines

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