Since 1962, a part of the Air Force began to receive the first serial supersonic medium-range bomber TU-22 (product "A" product "U"). Tu-22B was intended to bomb attacks on stationary, marine and mobile targets is limited.
In the distant aviation RF Tu-22 flew up 1994. In August 1994 Last year, the Tu-22 (2-regiments) have left the Republic of Belarus and flown to the base in Engels cutting for recycling, although the aircraft was still in store resource. In spite of the great difficulties and the lives lost in the design and operation of the aircraft, the accumulation of experience has led to the creation of a multi-mode supersonic bombers Tu-22M.