The Sukhoi Su-24 is a Soviet jet fighter aircraft that was used by the Russian Air Force from 1964 to 1997. It was designed for tactical bombing and ground attack, but has been frequently used in air-to-air combat as well. The Su-24 is one of the best 3rd generation fighters ever made by Russia, with its service beginning in 1977. Today it has been replaced by more advanced fighters such as the Su-34 or Su-35S, which are more capable at air combat and have higher manoeuvrability.
Kaira-24 laser designator/TV-optical quantum system, PNS-24M inertial navigation system
2x 2 × Saturn/Lyulka AL-21F-3A turbojets
Max Cruise Speed:
1,315 Km/h Approach Speed (Vref):
1,500 Nautical Miles
2,778 Kilometers Fuel Economy:
0.41 nautical mile / gallon
0.201 kilometres / litre Service Ceiling:
Rate of Climb:
30000 feet / minute
152.40metre / second Take Off Distance:
1550 metre - 5,085.24 feet
1100 metre - 3,608.88 feet
Max Take Off Weight:
96,462 lbs Max Landing Weight:
17,637 lbs Fuel Tank Capacity:
14,990 litre Baggage Volume:
Seats - Economy / General:
Seats - Business Class:
Seats - First Class:
22.53 metre - 73.92 feet
6.19 metre - 20.31 feet
Wing Span / Rotor Diameter:
17.64 metre - 57.87 feet
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Iran Air Force Sukhoi Su-24MK 'Fencer-D'
Russian Air Force Sukhoi Su-24M 'Fencer'.
Sukhoi Su-24M of the Russian Air Force
Russian Air Force Sukhoi Su-24M 'Fencer'
Sukhoi Su-24M of the Russian Air Force.
credit: Pavel "Myth" Bukanov
Su-24M Russian Air and Space Force
Belarus Air Force Sukhoi Su-24M
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