War Planes Features of Russian Made SU-24 Fighter Aircraft. Suhoy Su-24, which was first produced between 1971-1983 and whose NATO reporting name is ‘Fencer’, is a tactical, attack and bomber. There are eight weapon carriers with a total capacity of 8,000 kg, which can carry two nuclear weapons in the wing connection, two rotating pylons under the outer wing and four mounted on the body. So how many warplanes does Russia have? Read More News Updates
War Planes Features of Russian Made Su-24 Fighter Aircraft
We have compiled the technical features of the Su-24 fighter plane in the inventory of the Russian Air Force in our news. You can see all the details of the Russian-made Su-24 Fencer model fighter plane, which was first produced in 1971, from our article, and you can find information such as how many warplanes in Russia there are.
How many wars does Russia have? The Russian Air Force has 150,000 personnel, 2,245 aircraft and 1,715 helicopters. It is considered as the 2nd largest air force in the world. About 1400 pieces of Su-24 were produced. A large number of Su-24 is currently used in Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Russia, Uzbekistan and Ukraine. Approximately 415 Su-24s, of which 321 are in the Russian Air Force, 94 are in the Russian Navy, are still used by Russia. Read More News Updates
SU-24 War Planes FEATURES
Su-24 has a small size variable geometry blade structure that can rotate 69 °. The blades have four angle settings: 16 ° for take-off and landing, 35 ° to 45 ° for cruising at different altitudes, and 69 ° for low-altitude maneuvers. The variable geometry wing provides the aircraft with an excellent STOL performance that allows a lower landing speed of 230 km / h (143 mi / s), although the take-off weight is higher than the Sukhoi Su-17. High wing loading provides a stable low-altitude flight and minimal wind effect.
The Su-24 has two Saturn / Lyulka AL-21F-3A aftermarket engines, each providing 109.8 kN (24,700 lbf) thrust.
The fixed weapon of the Su-24 is a Gryazev-Shipunov GSh-6-23 gun that is mounted under the body and fires a series of 500 rounds. In ‘Fencer’ this gun is behind a cover when not in use. There are eight gun carriers with a total capacity of 8,000 kg (17,600 lb), which can carry two nuclear weapons at the wing connection, two rotating pylons under the outer wing and four mounted on the body. Usually, two or four Molniya R-60 infrared missiles are carried for defense purposes. Read More News Updates
The first production model. It was produced between 1971-1983.
The Su-24 update work began in 1971, covering air refueling and higher ammo and higher attack capabilities. The T-6M-8 prototype was first flown on June 29, 1977, and the first Su-24M production model took off on June 20, 1979. The plane was put into service in 1983. The body of the Su-24M was extended by 0.76 m (30 in) and a new charge radar and refueling probe were placed inside it. The new aircraft could be distinguished from the former by a single probe, which replaces the three-piece probe.
A new PNS-24M
Inertial navigation system and digital computer were also added. Laser and TV guided bombs, as well as American Pave Tack-like Kaira-24 laser marking into an underbody pier-side ledge for compatibility with KH-14 (AS-12 ‘Kegler’) and Kh-59 (AS-13 ‘Kingbolt’) missiles / TV system was installed. With new additions, fuel capacity has dropped by 85 l (22.4 gallons). Su-24M was produced between 1981-1993.
War Planes Su-24MK (‘Fencer-D’)
Su-24M less avionics and weapon capacity export model. Its first flight was made on May 30, 1987 under the name T-6MK and on May 17, 1988 under the name Su-24MK. It was produced between 1988-1992 and sold to Algeria, Iran, Iraq, Libya and Syria.
Tactical reconnaissance model. Its first flight was made on July 25, 1980, under the name T-6MR-26, and on April 13, 1983 under the name Su-24MR. It has most of the navigation systems of the Su-24M, including terrain tracking radar, but with Orion-A attack radar, laser / TV system and machine gun removed, 2 panoramic cameras, ‘List-M’ (‘Stork’) TV camera, RDS -BO ‘Shtik’ (‘Bayonet’) sidetracking weather radar (SLAR) and ‘Zima’ (‘Winter’) redberry reconnaissance device are installed. Other receivers are carried within the pod system. It was produced between 1983-1993.
Electronic intelligence model developed to replace Yakovlev Yak-28. Its first flight was made on March 14, 1980 under the name T-6M-25, and on April 7, 1983 under the name Su-24MP. Su-24MP has additional antennas where intelligence receivers are located. Laser / TV system was canceled, but machine gun and 4 R-60 (AA-8) missile systems were preserved for defense purposes. Only 10 were produced.
For Su-24M and Su-24MK
Models currently in use, GLONASS, updated cockpit with multifunction indicators, Head-Up Display (HUD), digital motion map generator, helmet-mounted vision system, R-73 (AA-11 ‘Archer’ ) An innovation program is underway, including a provision for state-of-the-art guided weapons, including air-to-air missiles. It is not known whether Su-24M and Su-24MK will be equipped with new cockpit and navigation systems. The refurbished aircraft was called Su-24M2.
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