T-4 (Su-100) Strike (Reconnaissance aircraft). First flight: 1972 © Konstantinos Panitsidis

Photos from the personal collection of Kostas Panitsidis


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Mission: Destruction of attack aircraft carriers strategic reconnaissance
Chief Designer: N.S. Cherniakov

The aircraft with unique titanium and steel structure. The first aircraft in the world to fly quadruplex redundant 3-axes fly-by-wire system.

Maiden flight made on 22nd of August 1972 with test-pilot V.S. Ilyushin and test-navigator N.A. Alfiorov at the controls. Total 10 flights made. Program cancelled in no connection with technical reasons.

 


THREE-VIEW DRAWING

Su-100 (T-4) © Konstantinos Panitsidis

 


TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

DESIGNER
OKB Sukhoi
COUNTRY
Russia
TYPE
Strike (Reconnaissance aircraft)
CREW
2
POWER-PLANT
4 x RD36-41
Thrust, kgf
4 x 16.000
DIMENSIONS
 
Length, m
44,00
Height, m
11,20
Wing span, m
22,00
Wing area, m2
295,7
WEIGHT
 
Empty aircraft, kg
55.600
Maximum take-off, kg
135.000
Normal take-off, kg 114.000
Internal fuel, kg
-
Fuel capacity in external tanks, kg: -
PERFORMANCE
 
Maximum speed, km/h
3.200
Cruising speed, km/h
3.000
Range, km
7.000
Combat range, km
-
Service ceiling, m
18.000
ARMAMENT Two Kh-45 (X-45) air-to-ground missiles.

 


PHOTOS Su-100 (T-4)