Sukhoi Su-34


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Sukhoi Su-34

Further development of the Su-27. The first prototype built from an Su-30 tandem two-seat trainer reconfigured with a side-by-side seated cockpit made its maiden flight on April 13, 1990. The second prototype, completely built from the ground up, took to the air on December 18, 1993.
The most obvious modification of the new strike "Flanker" is the widened, flatter forward fuselage. In the nose is a new multi-mode phased-array radar with terrain-following and terrain-avoidance for low-level attack. In the larger rear tail-boom is a defensive rearward radar that monitors enemy fighter activity behind the aircraft, and as needed, direct missiles at the targets.

Sukhoi Su-34

 ENGINE2 x Lyulka AL-31MF, 130kN
  Take-off weight45000 kg99209 lb
  Empty weight14000 kg30865 lb
  Wingspan14.7 m48 ft 3 in
  Length21.94 m72 ft 0 in
  Height5.93 m19 ft 5 in
  Max. speed1900 km/h1181 mph
  Ceiling15000 m49200 ft
  Range w/max.fuel4000 km2486 miles
 ARMAMENT8000kg of weapons on external hardpoints

Sukhoi Su-34

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Cpt. Fucko, e-mail, 15.08.2010 03:18

Ace Combat Zero for PS2 has this plane. It looks pretty tight and controls ok too.


Ian Blackwolf, e-mail, 25.03.2010 06:13

Likley the closest anyone will come to putting something similar to the TSR.2 into real service. I don't count the F-111 (deathtrap and over-priced) or the Su-24 (bandwagon swingwings).


Ian Cognito, 25.09.2009 18:55

like the F-111 and F-117. There was a TV show called 10 Best. The 10th best fighter was F-117. The 10th best strike aircraft was the F-15C. Confusing.


Dave B, 25.09.2009 12:12

NATO reporting name is 'Fullback' which is odd as this aircraft is essentially a bomber although the Su-24 Fencer and Su-25 Frogfoot have also been named with fighter designations.


Karl, 25.02.2009 03:39

The NATO code name for this plane is "Platypus" after it"s nose.


Iwan, e-mail, 22.02.2009 13:34

look at the front side. its look like simpanse ?
I love this cute bird.


Bigismall, e-mail, 02.04.2008 12:40

Very nice design. I love this nose.


Josh, e-mail, 23.09.2007 10:20

Nice design and I love the way the stick a bog and a kitchen behind the cockpit!


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