The Sukhoi Su-34 “Fullback” is an all-weather supersonic medium-range fighter-bomber/strike
aircraft developed for the Russian Air Force and Navy with the intent to replace the Su-24M
“Fencer” and Tu-22MS long-range bomber. The Fullback is based on the Su-27 “Flanker” and
has an armored cockpit that is occupied by two-crew seated side-by-side. The aircraft’s main role
is deployment against ground and/or naval targets. As of April 2018 there have been 122 aircraft
manufactured including 7 prototypes. The export designation of the Su-34 is Su-32.
In September 2015 six Su-34 aircraft arrived at Syria’s Bassel Al-Assad international Airport at
Latakia. Russia began aerial attacks on September 30 in the Homs region against the Islamic
State. In October Su-34s used concrete-piercing bombs to destroy underground bunkers
containing explosives and ammunition. The Su-34 targets were located using the GLONASS
satellite system. In November 8 more Su-34s arrived in Syria. While in Syria the Su-34
maintained a 70% availability rate and gave the Russian Air Force an opportunity to sharpen their
skills. Su-34 Red 03 was given serial RF-95803.
General characteristics for Su-34 “Fullback”
Country of Origin – Russia
Manufacturer – Sukhoi Aircraft Company
Number Produced As Of April 2018 - 122 For Russia
Role - all-weather supersonic medium-range fighter-bomber/strike aircraft
Crew – 2 Seated Side-By-Side
Length – 23.34 m (72 ft 2 ins)
Wingspan – 14.7 m 99948 ft 3 ins)
Height – 6.09 m (19 ft 5 ins)
Wing area – 62.04 m² (667.8 ft²)
Empty – 22,500 kg (49,608 lbs)
Loaded – 39,000 kg (85,980 lbs)
Maximum Take Off – 45,100 kg (99,425 lbs)
Powerplants – 2 X Saturn AL-31FMI Turbofans
Internal Fuel – 12,100 kg (15,400 l / 31,970 U.S. gallons
@ Altitude – Mach 1.8+ (1,931 km/h / 1,200 mph)
@ Sea Level – Mack 1.2 (1,400km/h / 870 mph)
Service Ceiling – 15,000 m (49,200 ft)
Range @ Low Altitude – 1,100 km (680 mi / 590 nmi)
Guns- 1 X 30 mm Gryazev-Shipunov GSh-301 Auto-Cannon w/ 180 Rounds
Hardpoints – 12
Wing And Fuselage With Capacity Of 8,000 – 12,000 kg (17,600 – 26,500 lbs) To Carry
B-8 Rocket Pods For 20 X S-8KOM/OM/BM
B-13 Rocket Pods For 5 X S-13T/OF
O-25 Rocket Pods For 1 X S-25OFM-PU
2 × R-27R/ER/T/ET
2 × R-73
2 × R-77
2 × BETAB-500SHP
|Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series
Su-34 Fullback Fighter Bomber
Red 03, Russian Air Force, Syria, Jan 2015
True 1/72 scale.
Great attention to detail.
All markings are Tampoed (pad applied).
Option to display the model on a stand that is provided.
Model can be shown with the landing gear in the down or up positions.
Optional armament provided, ECM pods.
Canopy can be displayed open or closed.
Pilot figure included.
Extremely heavy metal with a minimum of plastic.
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