Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Russia receives another 5 Su-34 strike aircraft

The Russian Air Force has received another 5 Su-34 strike aircraft from the Novosibirsk aircraft plant and will be based at an air base in Voronezh, which had received its first 5 Su-34 aircraft last December.

The aircraft delivered are part of a contract for 32 Su-34 aircraft signed in 2008. Out of these aircraft, 6 were delivered in 2011.

Another contract for 92 Su-34 aircraft to be delivered by 2020 was signed in March 2012 to bring the total number of Su-34 aircraft ordered to 124.

The Su-34 was put into series production in 2008 and is meant to replace all Su-24 strike aircraft in the Russian Air Force and Navy.

Crew: 2
Length: 23.34 m
Wingspan: 14.7 m
Height: 6.09 m
Normal takeoff weight: 39000 kg
Maximum payload: 8000 kg
Maximum takeoff weight: 45100 kg
Maximum speed: Mach 1.8 or Mach 1.2 at sea level
Ferry range: 4000 km
Service ceiling: 15000 m
Wing loading: 629 kg/m²
Thrust/weight: 0.68
Powerplant: 2 Lyulka AL-31FM1 turbofans, 13500 kgf (132 kN) with afterburner


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