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Su-25 M1 Frogfoot © K. Panitsidis

Photos from the personal collection of Kostas Panitsidis

The Ukrainian aviation factory in Zaporozhye, undertook the assignment of the modernization of the Ukrainian Su-25 Frogfoot. The project included the reinforcement of structural components, the installment of advanced electronic navigational equipment and a new cockpit with multiple function monitors.

Su-25 M1 Modernized by Ukrainian Air Force,with "e" variant © K. Panitsidis
Su-25 M1 Modernized by Ukrainian Air Force,with "electronic” variant © K. Panitsidis

All 90 Su-25 Frοgfoot will be upgraded to Su-25 M1 level. This version will probably carry the new “electronic” colors. The cost for each plane is about 1.232.000 $.

The 299th Independent Assault Regiment (299 OShAP) © Konstantinos Panitsidis
The 299th Brigade of the Ukrainian Air Force is acquiring its new Su-25M1
(and two-seat training version
Su-25UBM1) in parts © Konstantinos Panitsidis

Other systems that were upgraded are the target searching and locking system, which is now fully digital with a 30% increase of its capabilities and the counter measures systems thus improving the survivability of the aircraft.

 
THREE-VIEW DRAWING  
Su - 25 M1 FROGFOOT © Konstantinos Panitsidis
 
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS  
DESIGNER
OKB Sukhoi
COUNTRY
Russia
TYPE
Attack aircraft
CREW
1
POWER-PLANT
Two jet, R-195
Thrust, kN
2 x 44.13
DIMENSIONS
Length, m
15,36
Height, m
4,80
Wing span, m
14,36
Wing area, m2
33,70
WEIGHT
Empty aircraft, kg
9.500
Normal take-off, kg
14.600
Maximum take-off, kg
17.600
Internal fuel, kg
5.000
PERFORMANCE
Maximum speed, km/h
Μ=0,82
Max speed in low height, km/h
975
Combat range, km
1.850
Service ceiling, m
5.000-10.000
Maximum overload, g
6.5
ARMAMENT 30-mm two-barrel cannon GSh-30-2 with 250 rounds.
Warload - 4.000 kg in 10 hardpoints, normal -1.340 kg
8-10 500-,250-kg bombs, 32x 100-kg bombs, napalm tanks
rokets 8-10 ML UB-32-57 (320(252) x 57-mm)
or 8-10 240-mm, packets UR S-5 (57-mm), S-8 (80-mm), S-24 (240-mm) x S-25 (340-mm).
Air-to-air missile, Air-to-surface missile Kh-25ML, Kh-29L and S-25L
SPPU-22 pods with 23-mm cannon GSh-23L with 260 rounds
     
PHOTOS  

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Su-25 Frogfoot (Su-25 M1 Frogfoot) –8th International Aviation and
Space Salon AVIASVIT-XXI,
Ukraine, Kyiv
2012 © Redstar.gr

     
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