Watch Russian Tu-22M bomber perform high-altitude old-fashioned carpet bombing in Syria

Some more Tu-22 Backfire footage.

Here’s the latest footage showing Tu-22M3 long-range bombers conducting air strikes on targets in Syria.

As already shown by several other clips released by the Russian MoD, the Tu-22s mainly employ iron bombs from high-altitude: although dumb bombs can be dropped with a fair accuracy on soft targets, the use of FAB-250 unguided bombs in a WWII fashion seems to be a bit anachronistic considered the (costly) PGMs (Precision Guided Munitions) available today.


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