Duck-Billed Russian Fighter Aircraft

The Sukhoi Su-34 (Russian: Сухой Су-34) (export designation: Su-32, NATO reporting name: Fullback) is a Russian twin-seat fighter-bomber. It is intended to replace the Sukhoi Su-24. The jet has a different look to it as it has a duck-billed nose.

 

 

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Role Fighter-bomber
Manufacturer Sukhoi
First flight 13 April 1990
Introduction 2012 (plan)
Status In production
Primary user Russian Air Force
Produced 2006–present
Number built 136 of plus 7 prototypes
Unit cost US$36 million
Developed from Sukhoi Su-27

 

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General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Length: 23.34 m (72 ft 2 in)
  • Wingspan: 14.7 m (48 ft 3 in)
  • Height: 6.09 m (19 ft 5 in)
  • Loaded weight: 39,000 kg (85,980 lb)
  • Useful load: 8,000 kg (17,600 lb)
  • Max. takeoff weight: 45,100 kg (99,425 lb)
  • Powerplant: 2 × Lyulka AL-31F1 turbofans, 13,500 kgf (132 kN, 29,762 lbf) with afterburner each

Performance

  • Maximum speed:
    • High altitude: Mach 1.8 (2,200 km/h, 1,375 mph)
    • Low altitude: Mach 1.2 (1,400 km/h, 870 mph) at sea level
  • Range: 1,100 km (680 mi) at low level altitude
  • Ferry range: 4,000 km (2,490 mi)
  • Service ceiling: 15,000 m (49,200 ft)
  • Wing loading: 629 kg/m² (129 lb/ft²)
  • Thrust/weight: 0.68

 

 

This jet has really nice sleek lines.

 

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