Tu-22 Flying Boozer

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Unread post09 Jun 2021, 01:57

Interesting video on why the Tu-22 Blinder was full of interesting nicknames.

The AC unit gave it the best premise of a nickname... actually several came from its AC unit.

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Unread post09 Jun 2021, 09:25

Take the ugly text string at the end of a youtube video URL and otherwise repeat what you did with the brackets thusly:

[youtube]bKoHMXggEHU[/youtube (then complete the square brackets to show the video as seen below:

A4G Skyhawk: www.faaaa.asn.au/spazsinbad-a4g/ & www.youtube.com/channel/UCwqC_s6gcCVvG7NOge3qfAQ/videos?view_as=subscriber
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Unread post09 Jun 2021, 23:38

much obliged!
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Unread post10 Jun 2021, 16:59

I recall Victor Blenko saying something similar about the Foxbat in his book ...
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Unread post10 Jun 2021, 18:48

Other planes use alcohol too but amount was lot smaller then in case of Tu-22, ordinary Tu-22 carried 250l and trainer Tu-22 carrier 400l of vodka!

Only good thing about Tu-22 it was bad enough Tupolev could pull off Tu-22M hoax, it was sold to politicians as just another upgrade even though it was new design :D

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