Su-35UB Flanker E Multipurpose fighter. First flight: 1988 (2000) © Konstantinos Panitsidis

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The Su-35 is a singleseat super-agile multirole fighter powered by two AL-31FP 12,500-kgf thrust vector-controlled (TVC) engines. 

The first AL-31F-powered Su-35 prototype (Su-27M) flight took place on 28 June, 1988. In 1996, the first several Su-35s were fielded with the Russian Air Force. In 1996, one of the Su-35 prototypes (side number 711) was fitted with thrustvectored engines for the very first time. 

Its maiden flight in its new capacity was made on 2 April, 1996. Su-35’s derivative is the Su-35UB twin-seat super-agile multirole fighter whose prototype first flew on 7 August, 2000.

 


TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

DESIGNER
OKB Sukhoi
COUNTRY
Russia
TYPE
Multipurpose fighter
CREW
1 (2)
POWER-PLANT
Two bypass engine, ΝPO Saturn Lyl'ka AL-31FM
Thrust, kgf
2 x 12800
DIMENSIONS
 
Length, m
22,18
Height, m
6,35
Wing span, m
14,70
WEIGHT
 
Normal take-off, kg
25.700
Maximum take-off, kg
34.000
Internal fuel, kg
-
PERFORMANCE
 
Maximum speed, km/h
2.440
Max speed in low height, km/h
1.400
Range, km
4.000 (with in-flight refueling 6.500)
Service ceiling, m
18.000
Maximum overload, g
10
ARMAMENT
1x30 mm cannon GSh-301 with 150 wounds.  Warload - 8.000 kg in 12 hardpoints: Air-to-surface missile Kh-29T/L, Kh-25ML, Kh-31A/P, Kh-59M and S-25L. Air-to-air missile 8x R-27RE, R-27TE, R-77 or R-60M, R-73M, R-73. Bombs KAB-500KR/L.  Free fall bombsFAB-500, FAB-250, OFAB-100, Cluster bombs, ECM pods, Rokets S-8, S-13, S-25.