Specifications Of the Sukhoi Su-30, Russian Fighter Jet That Became Evolution Of the Su-27

Specifications Of the Sukhoi Su-30, Russian Fighter Jet That Became Evolution Of the Su-27
Russian Sukhoi Su-30 fighter jet, the evolution of the Su-27

International Military - In the military sector, Russia has a series of military fleets with qualified strength. One of them that had stuck out was a Su-30 fighter jet.

Some time ago, the Ukrainian military accused Russia of dropping phosphorus bombs using these fighter jets. Historically, the Su-30 was originally developed as a modification of the Su-27 'Flanker' series.

Quoted from Military Factory, this fighter includes the design framework of the Su-27. However, apart from that there is also an increase in operational power. The Su-30 is an evolution of the Su-27.

The added element is an increase in operational range as well as improvements in the quality of air strikes in all-weather conditions. With these additions, this Russian fighter jet can be used for air security patrol missions and ground attacks as needed. The propulsion of the Su-30 comes from 2x Saturn AL-31F turbofan engines which are mounted under the fuselage.

In addition, this jet has a reheat or afterburner feature that allows for a quick increase in speed. This Russian fighter jet can reach speeds of up to Mach 2 or about 1,300+ mph at a range of 1,850 miles.

On armament, the Su-30 carries the standard 30mm GSh-301 series automatic cannon and 150 projectiles. On the exterior, there are about 12 hardpoints that support built-in ammunition such as air missiles, rocket pods, conventional drop bombs as well as precision laser-guided bombs.

Furthermore, the OEPS-27 forms the aircraft's electro-optical targeting system. With these specifications, the Su-30 has better capabilities than the Boeing F-15 Strike Eagle. Since its introduction by Russia, the Su-30 has been deployed in various Russian military operations including in Syria.

Most recently, this fighter jet was also allegedly involved in the Russia-Ukraine conflict. In fact, the Ukrainian military said the Su-30 carried and dropped phosphorus bombs in the war.

The following are the specifications of the Russian Su-30 fighter jet quoted from Military Factory:

  • Country : Russia
  • Manufacturer: Sukhoi
  • Length: 21.93 meters
  • Width: 14.70 meters
  • Height: 6.36 meters
  • Empty Weight: 17,700 kg
  • MTOW: 34,500 kg
  • Engine: 2x Saturn AL-31FL Turbofan Engine with Afterburner
  • Speed: 1,317 mph (Max)
  • Range: 3,000 km
  • Ceiling: 17,300 meters
  • Altitude: 13,800 meters per minute
  • Weapon :

    1. 1 x 30 mm GSh-30-1 . automatic gun
    2. R-27ER1 (AA-10C) Intermediate Range Missile
    3. Anti-Radiation Missiles (Kh-31P and Kh-31A)
    4. Laser Guided Missile (Kh-29T/L
    5. Bomb KAB-500KR, KAB-1500KR, FAB-500T, OFAB-250/270

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