Specifications of the Sukhoi Su-34 Fighter Jet that Crashed Into an Apartment in Russia

Specifications of the Sukhoi Su-34 Fighter Jet that Crashed Into an Apartment in Russia
Specifications of the Sukhoi Su-34 Fighter Jet that Crashed Into an Apartment in Russia

International Military - Russian warplanes hit a building suspected of being an apartment in the Yeysk city settlement, Monday (17/10/2022). Yeysk is located on the coast of the Sea of ​​Azov which separates southern Ukraine and southern Russia. According to Regional Governor Veniamin Kondratyev, the plane was a Sukhoi Su-34.

Russia's RIA news agency said the plane crashed during a training flight. Another Russian news agency, TASS, said the plane crash was caused by an engine fire. The Sukhoi Su-34 has two roles, namely as an attack aircraft (fighter) and a bomber.

The Su-34 entered service with the Russian Air Force in 2014. It is known that the Su-34 is also known as the Su-27IB. The Su-34 aircraft is a derivative of the Su-27 Flanker. The Russian aircraft design retains the basic layout and construction of the Su-27 fuselage.

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The Sukhoi Su-34 is an aircraft with a crew of two. The length of the aircraft is 23.34 meters, the height is 6.36 meters, the wingspan is 14.05 meters. Read also: Putin Announces 4 New Security Measures in Russia, All Related to War The Su-34 fighter jet is designed to have a wide cruising range and is capable of carrying multiple weapons of up to 8,000 kilograms.

Not only that, the Su-34 has a range of up to 4,000 kilometers. The Su-34 has an in-flight refueling capability that allows missions of up to 10 hours in duration. The shape of the nose of the Su-34 aircraft is similar to the beak of a large platypus. This is to provide ample space for a number of sophisticated equipment.

Behind the beak of the platypus is the antenna for the Sh141 radar system. The Sh141 radar allows the Su-34 to fly unaccompanied. The Su-34 is armed with a 3033 GSh-301 cannon and 180 rounds of ammunition. The weapon has a maximum firing speed of 1,500 rounds per grain, while the muzzle velocity reaches 860 m/s.

The Sukhoi Su-34 has 10 hardpoints for weapons payloads and carries a variety of missiles, including air to air, air to surface, anti-ship, and anti-radiation. Then there is also the R-73 which can intercept targets at an altitude of 0.02-20 kilometers. On the system side it is equipped with an electro-optical fire control system with forward infrared.

The engine is powered by two NPO Saturn AL-31F turbofan engines. The Su-34 is also equipped with the MMPP Salyut AL-31F-M2/3 or NPO Saturn 117 engines. The Su-34 can carry bombs, guided and unguided rockets, including the KAB-500 laser-guided bomb.

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