Su-34 Platypus Front-line Bomber. First flight: 1990 © Konstantinos Panitsidis

Photos from the personal collection of Kostas Panitsidis


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This is a supersonic two-seat multirole combat aircraft powered by two AL-31F 12,500-kgf turbofans. Actually, the aircraft is a comprehensive upgrade of the Su-27 fighter. The prototype first flew on 13 April, 1990.

The aircraft is in production at the named after Valery Chkalov since 1993. As of 2001, a total of six airworthy aircraft have been built. The Su-32/34 is to replace the Su-24M operated by the Russian Air Force. 

Its offered export variants are the shore-based maritime patrol/strike aircraft and multirole tactical aircraft.

 

 Su-34: According to reports, for the year 2018, 102 aircraft have been built © Konstantinos Panitsidis

According to reports, for the year 2018, 102 aircraft have been built.


Equipment:

A radar type Sh-141 (N011) passive electronically scanned array radar. The radars are housed in a special sting-shaped-nacelles between the engines which cover the rear hemisphere of the aircraft. It fires missilew rearwards.
Terrain-relief-following capacity, automatic smoothing flight system during low altitude operations and an advanced system of fire control and weapon dropping.

Fighter type target detection range (RSC+3m2) up to 120 km
Number of targets tracked 4
Range of ground detection 30 km
Range of sea-target detection 135 km

Armament
  

Su-34 © Konstantinos Panitsidis 

 


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Su-34 © Konstantinos Panitsidis

 


TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

DESIGNER
OKB Sukhoi
COUNTRY
Russia
TYPE
Front-line Bomber
CREW
2
POWER-PLANT
Two bypass engine, ΝPO Saturn Lyl'ka AL-35 (AL-31F)
Thrust, kgf
2 x 14.000
DIMENSIONS
 
Length, m
22,00
Height, m
5,93
Wing span, m
14,70
WEIGHT
 
Normal take-off, kg
39.000
Maximum take-off, kg
44.360
Internal fuel, kg
9.400
PERFORMANCE
 
Maximum speed, km/h
1.900
Maximum speed (on sea level), km/h
1.400
Range, km
4.500
Service ceiling, m
17.000
Maximum overload, g
7
ARMAMENT
1x30 mm cannon GSh-301 (180 rounds). Warload-8.000 kg (normal-4000 kg) in 10-12 hardpoints.  Air-to-air missile 8xR-73 or R-77 (RVV-AE), 6 x R-27RE/E. Air-to-surface missile 6 x Kh-29T/L, Kh-25ML, 5-25LD, Kh-31A. Anti-radiation missile Kh-31 Ρ, 1 x missile Alfa, 3 anti-ship missile Kh-59M. 6 bombs KAB-1500L/TK, 6 bombs KAB-500KR/L, 3 bombs 1.500 kg, 2-16 500-kg bombs, 36x250-kg bombs, 48 x100-kg bombs, 7 pods KMGU.

 


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