Sukhoi Su-32/34 Fullback

Sukhoi Su-32/34 Fullback

The Sukhoi Su-32/34 (Russian: Сухой Су-32/34, NATO reporting name: Fullback) is a Russian twin-engine, twin-seat, all-weather supersonic medium-range fighter-bomber. It is intended to replace the Sukhoi Su-24 and first entered service in 2014 with the Russian Air Force. Based on the Sukhoi Su-27, two-seat Su-32/34 is designed primarily for tactical deployment against ground and naval targets (tactical bombing/attack/interdiction roles, including against small and mobile targets) on solo and group missions in daytime and at night, under favourable and adverse weather conditions and in a hostile environment with counter-fire and EW counter-measures deployed, as well as for aerial reconnaissance.

Sukhoi Su-32/34 Fullback

Sukhoi Su-32/34 Fullback

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The Su-32/34 has 12 hardpoints for 8,000–12,000 kg (17,600–26,500 lb) of ordnance, intended to include the latest Russian precision-guided weapons. It retains the Su-27/Su-30’s 30 mm GSh-30-1 cannon, and the ability to carry R-77 air-to-air missiles (6 pcs) and R-73 (also 6). The maximum weight of any single munition carried is 4000 kg, with a maximum munitions load the maximum attack range is 250 kilometres (160 mi).

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