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Tu-22 Flying Boozer

Unread postPosted: 09 Jun 2021, 01:57
by madrat
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.


Re: Tu-22 Flying Boozer

Unread postPosted: 09 Jun 2021, 09:25
by spazsinbad
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:


Re: Tu-22 Flying Boozer

Unread postPosted: 09 Jun 2021, 23:38
by madrat
much obliged!

Re: Tu-22 Flying Boozer

Unread postPosted: 10 Jun 2021, 16:59
by mixelflick
I recall Victor Blenko saying something similar about the Foxbat in his book ...

Re: Tu-22 Flying Boozer

Unread postPosted: 10 Jun 2021, 18:48
by milosh
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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