By:Nadeemy Haded

Although the Su-34 fighter aircraft first flew on April 13, 1990, 30 years ago, it is still a striking force in the strength of the Russian Air Force.

These warplanes now form the basis of the striking power of the Russian frontline airlines, and they are greatly appreciated among the pilots, and have been used successfully in the Syrian military operation, and foreign experts have recorded their high potential and updatability.

In 2020, the unified Russian Air Industries will end supplying about 100 of them to the Russian army.

Dubbed "ducklings", the Su-34 is used to destroy marine, ground, and air targets and infrastructure covered by air defense systems, located at great distances from the plane's starting base.

And you can strike, in the conditions of confusion and resistance to the opponent, and it works in night and day in various weather conditions, and uses a wide variety of bombs and missiles of various types and can also be used for aerial reconnaissance.

The combat characteristics of the aircraft allow for effective maneuvering during an air confrontation with opponent fighter jets, and can carry out its tasks without escorting the combat fighters.

Thanks to its refueling capacity by air, this aircraft can continue to fly for a long time without restrictions, according to the physical ability of the pilots.

In "Su-34", all crew comfort conditions (a pilot and a navigator) have been provided, and unlike all other fighters, the pilot and the navigator sit next to each other.

In the armored cockpit, there is a distance between them where one can rest during the flight In addition, the space behind the pilots' seats allows them to stand without bending.

Also on board are a microwave, air conditioning, an integrated electric massage system in the seats, and a toilet.

The plane has a length of 23.3 m, a height of 6.4 m, the length of its wing 14.7 m, and the practical ceiling of its flight height - 14650 m.

And its flight range is 4.5 thousand km without refueling, and 7 thousand km after refueling, and it operates in a radius of 1.1 thousand km.

On take-off, it weighs 45.1 tons, with a maximum payload of 8 tons of bombs and missiles, and is capable of flying at speeds of up to 1.9,000 km / h.

Source: Tass

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