Tupolev TU-22M3M "Backfire" M3M Prototype RF-94267 (1:200) By Herpa 1:200 Scale Diecast Airliners Item Number: HE572149
About Tupolev TU-22M3M "Backfire" M3M Prototype RF-94267 (1:200)
Even more than 50 years after the first flight of the prototype, the TU-22M long-range bomber represents a serious weapon system. To ensure that this remains the case for years to come, a modernization program is currently underway for some of the aircraft that are still operational. The modernizations make the bomber powered by two powerful jet turbines the TU-22M3M, which made its maiden flight in prototype form in December 2018. A special feature of the bomber is its wings, which can be adjusted from 20 to 65 degrees, and the good take-off and landing characteristics, which enable economical cruise flight for a long range or, when fully swung back, high speeds up to twice the sound range. The TU-22M3 is also capable of launching cruise missiles against targets from a long distance and thus does not get into the dangerous area ofenemy air defenses. By 1993, the manufacturer in Kazan had built 514 TU-22M of different series, most of them in the M3 variant. There are at least 60 of these left today, not all of them are ready for use and not all of them can be brought up to the M3M standard. These include, above all, the use of improved navigation and communication systems.
About Herpa 1:200 Scale Diecast Airliners
By working closely with manufacturers in the auto, aviation and transportation industries, Herpa Miniaturmodelle GmbH manufactures highly detailed, quality cars, trucks and airplane miniatures. Producing both diecast metal and plastic models, Herpa releases a wide variety of pre-constructed models, as well as many model kits. Herpa Wings are die-cast model airplanes trademarked under Herpa of Germany. The collection includes 250 airlines under 17 different aircraft manufacturers in over 1,200 versions. The mainstay of Herpa Wings is in the 1:500 scale, while model airliners are also produced in the 1:400, 1:200, 1:1000, and 1:160 scales. Herpa Wings model airliners may also be used in conjunction with Herpa's SCENIX series, which includes model diorama airports and airport accessories. In 1990, the model airplanes sported authentic miniaturizations of the engines and rolling landing gear from the various manufacturers. By 1992, Herpa Wings is established. The first 1/500 plane miniatures are presented to the public at the Nuremberg Toy Fair, and several airlines place orders for planes in their respective liveries. A licensing contract with aircraft manufacturer Boeing was signed in 1995. In 1996, Herpa Wings offered propeller driven planes for the first time in the 1/500 scale with the release of an ATR-72 model. Also, Herpa Wings produced for Condor the replica of their anniversary plane, the "Rizzi Bird", which is still one of the most difficult models in the Herpa Wings range. The first set of airport accessories was also produced. In 1997, issue 1 of the magazine for collectors of airplane models, WingsWorld, was released in June. A new range of airplane replicas in the 1/200 scale are released. In 1999, the Herpa Wings Club and the first models of airport buildings in the 1/500 scale are produced. Herpa also celebrated its 50th anniversary as a collectables manufacturer in 1999. In 2018 Herpa finally introduced a line of 1:72 military aircraft models, as well. Throughout the years, Herpa’s commitment to utilizing the latest technology to produce high quality, highly detailed models, has earned them a top spot among model collectors.
About this scale
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