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Sukhoi Su-34

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Aircraft Data

The Sukhoi Su-34 is an advanced 2-seat fighter-bomber and strike aircraft version of the Su-27 Flanker. The aircraft is designed to replace the Su-24. 24 Su-34 aircraft are expected to be in operational service in 2010.

The aircraft has an entirely new nose and forward fuselage with a cockpit providing side-by-side seating for a crew of two.

Summary data for Sukhoi Su-34 -
Country of originFirst flightNo. builtNo. in serviceCrewPassengers


2 x Lyulka AL-31 (16754 - 27550 lbf) turbofan engines.

AL-31MF after-burning turbojet engines rated at 58,460 lb thrust


1 × 30 mm GSh-30-1 (9A-4071K) cannon. 2 × wingtip rails for R-73 (AA-11 'Archer') air-to-air missiles. 10 × wing and fuselage stations for up to 8,000 kg (17,630 lb) of ordnance


Dimensions for Sukhoi Su-34 -
Length72 ft. 2 in.
Wing Span48 ft. 3 in.
Height19 ft. 3 in.
Empty Weight30,865 lbs.
Max Weight99,425 lbs.


Performance of Sukhoi Su-34 -
Max Speed1,180 mph (high altitude)
Cruise Speed870 mph (Low altitude)
Ceiling49,200 ft.
Normal Range680mi. (combat radius)
Max Range2,490mi. (ferry range)

Updated 29th March 2009

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