Russian Sukhoi fighter profiles

Sukhoi create aircraft suitable for a myriad of roles such as, close air support with the Su-25 all the way to supression of enemy air defences with the Su-34. Alex Mladenov brings insight into the roles and capabilities of the diverse range of aircraft provided by the manufacturer.

The thrust-vectoring Su-30SM is a true multirole heavyweight fighter, which has been used to replace the MiG-29 in three RuASF frontline fighter regiments, stationed at Domna (120th IAP), Millerovo (31th Guards IAP) and Kursk (14th Guards IAP). The type is also operated by the Lipetsk combat training center, assigned to the 968th IISAP
Andrey Zinchuk via Alex Mladenov

Jsc Sukhoi is a major Russian aircraft manufacturer that has in recent years diversified into the civilian sector too. It has a rich tradition in fighters, having spawned 16 different ones since 1955 with the types synonymous with the Cold War – the Su-7 Fitter-A, Su-15Flagon and Su-17/Su-20 and Su-22 Fitter-D all gone. Sukhoi has built and delivered around 4,500 fighters since then and details of those different types feature in our coverage here.

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