Su-20 Fitter Fighter-Bomber. First flight: 1972 © Konstantinos Panitsidis

Photos from the personal collection of Kostas Panitsidis


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In the early seventies, the Sukhoi Design Bureau started to develop export version of the Su-20, the Su-17M. The first flight of the Su-20 took place on December 15, 1972. Series production of export modifications began in 1973 at the Komsomolsk-on-Amur. 

Total produced about 700 Su-20 and Su-22 of all modifications

 

Su-20R: Combined reconnaissance pod - KKR © Konstantinos Panitsidis 
Su-20 R: Combined reconnaissance pod - KKR

 

The first export of the aircrafts received the Air Force Syria (15 aircrafts) 

 


THREE-VIEW DRAWING

Su-20 Fitter © Konstantinos Panitsidis

 


TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

DESIGNER
OKB Sukhoi
COUNTRY
Russia
TYPE
Fighter-Bomber
CREW
1
POWER-PLANT
One jet engine AL-21F-3
Thrust, kgf
1 x 11.200
DIMENSIONS
 
Length, m
18,10
Height, m
4,96
Wing span, m
-
maximum
13,68
minimum
10,025
Wing area, m2
-
maximum
38,49
- minimum
34,45
WEIGHT
 
Empty aircraft, kg
9.950
Maximum take-off, kg
16.270
Internal fuel, kg
-
PERFORMANCE
 
Maximum speed, km/h
1.930
Max speed in low height, km/h
1.350
Range, km
2.200
Combat range, km
-
Service ceiling, m
17.600
ARMAMENT Two 30 mm cannons NR-30 (160 rounds).
Warload - 3.000 kg in 8 hardpoints.
R-60, R-3S, Kh-23, Kh-25 and bombs - free fall, guided, cluster, fire bombs, cannon pods

  


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