The Sukhoi Su-34 is a Russian twin-engine, two seat strike-fighter. Its military designation is “Fullback” and it was designed to replace the Soviet era Sukhoi Su-24 which was decommissioned in 1990. The aircraft can be fitted with up to four thrust vectoring engines and has an internal weapons bay that can hold 3,000 kg of ordnance including air-to-air missiles, air to ground missiles as well as unguided bombs.

2012 to: Present
US$36 million (2008)
Sukhoi Electronic countermeasures suite, Khibiny electronic countermeasures system, UKR-RT SIGINT radio surveillance system
2x 2 × Lyulka AL-31MF Turbofan
30,000 pound-force
Max Cruise Speed:
1026 knots
1,900 Km/h
Approach Speed (Vref):
Travel range:
3,780 Nautical Miles
7,001 Kilometers
Fuel Economy:
0.54 nautical mile / gallon
0.264 kilometres / litre
Service Ceiling:
49,200 feet
Rate of Climb:
45275 feet / minute
230.00metre / second
Take Off Distance:
1260 metre - 4,133.81 feet
Landing Distance:
2100 metre - 6,889.68 feet
Max Take Off Weight:
45,100 Kg
99,427 lbs
Max Landing Weight:
Max Payload:
8,000 Kg
17,637 lbs
Fuel Tank Capacity:
3,980 gallon
15,066 litre
Baggage Volume:
Seats - Economy / General:
2 seats
Seats - Business Class:
Seats - First Class:
Cabin Height:
Cabin Width:
Cabin Length:
Exterior Length:
23.34 metre - 76.57 feet
Tail height:
6.36 metre - 20.87 feet
Fuselage Diameter:
Wing Span / Rotor Diameter:
14.7 metre - 48.23 feet
Wing Tips:
No Winglets

The Sukhoi Su-34 is a Russian fighter aircraft. It was designed by the Sukhoi Design Bureau as an air superiority fighter, but later on also incorporated ground attack capabilities. The Su-34 entered service with the Russian Air Force in 2007 and has been exported to Algeria, China, Syria, Kazakhstan and Vietnam under the name Su-32.

The Su-34 has several variants that are used for different purposes:

  • Su-32MF: Maritime Strike Fighter (used for maritime strike missions)
  • Su-F34: Fullback (a two seat training variant)
  • Su-35BM: Super Flanker (an improved version of the Su-27 Flanker)
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