The Tupolev Tu-22M is a supersonic, swing-wing, long-range strategic and maritime strike bomber developed by the Soviet Union. This Tu-22M3 variant, which first flew in 1976 and entered service in 1983, had new NK-25 engines with substantially more power, wedge-shaped intakes similar to the MiG-25, wings with greater maximum sweep, and a recontoured nose housing a new Leninets PN-AD radar and NK-45 nav/attack system, which provides muchimproved low-altitude flight. It had a revised tail turret with a single cannon. The Russian Federation used the Tu-22M3 in combat against Che chen forces in 1995, carrying out strikes near Grozny. Kit consists of 398 parts on 15 sprues plus upper/lower fuselages and nose cone. Markings for Russian Air Force "Red 36" and Ukrainian Air Force "Red 57". Completed kit measures nearly 2 feet long with a wingspan of nearly 19".