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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian24 Jan 2019 6:02 p.m. PST

The Russian Air Force's bomber fleet is back in the antiship strike business. During the Cold War, the Soviet missile-armed Backfire bomber represented one of the most serious threats to U.S. Navy carrier strike groups. The recently improved Russian version of the Backfire, the Tu-22M3M, represents enhanced capability in virtually every area except stealth…

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skipper John Supporting Member of TMP25 Jan 2019 6:18 a.m. PST

"the Tu-22M3M, represents enhanced capability in virtually every area except stealth…"

Ummmmmmmmmm…… I'm thinking that would be the only important one?

Ghostrunner25 Jan 2019 8:40 a.m. PST

Depends on the mission.

Fighting 'insurgents' in Syria… not so much.

If they really want to pose a threat to an Aegis Battle Group, then yep.

Maybe they're saving stealth for the Tu-22M3M14Mod6Rev3Block6

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