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HA6304 Su-34 (T-10B-2) Second Prototype Blue 43, Russian Air Force, Akhoubinsk, December 1993

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 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.

Su-34 (T-10B-2) serial 416064300501 was the second prototype was built at the Novosibirsk plant NAPO Chkalov and completed its first flight on December 18, 1993 with Pilots I.V. Votinsev and EG Revunov at the controls. In 1994 it was assigned to the Flight Research Institute (Zhukovskly) and later transferred to a state flight testing center known as Valery Chkalov 929 GLITs VVS located north of Akhtubinsk where it took part in State sponsored tests up until 2010. That same year the aircraft was repainted with the normal Su-27 color scheme.

General characteristics for Su-34 “Fullback”
Sometimes referred to as the “Hell Duck”
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
Dimensions
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)
Weights
Empty – 22,500 kg (49,608 lbs) Loaded – 39,000 kg (85,980 lbs) Maximum Take Off – 45,100 kg (99,425 lbs)
Performance
Powerplants – 2 X Saturn AL-31FMI Turbofans Internal Fuel – 12,100 kg (15,400 l / 31,970 U.S. gallons Maximum Speed @ Altitude – Mach 1.8+ (1,931 km/h / 1,200 mph) @ Sea Level – Mach 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)
Armament
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 Combinations Of Rockets 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 S-80FP Missiles Air-To-Air 2 × R-27R/ER/T/ET 2 × R-73 2 × R-77 Air-To-Surface Kh-29L/T/D Kh-38MAE/MKE/MLE/MTE Kh-25ML/MT Kh-59ME/MK/MK2 Kh-58 Anti-ship Kh-31A/AD Kh-35U P-800 Oniks Kh-41 Anti-radiation Kh-25MP Kh-58 Kh-31P/PD Cruise Kh-36 Kh-65S/SE Kh-SD Bombs KAB-500KR TV-guided KAB-500L laser-guided KAB-500OD guided KAB-500S-E satellite-guided KAB-1500KR TV-guided KAB-1500L laser-guided OFAB-250-270 OFAB-100-120 FAB-500T general-purpose 2 × BETAB-500SHP P-50T ODAB-500PM RBK-500 cluster SPBE-D