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Sukhoi Su-35


A further development of the Su-27 design, the Su-35 first flew in prototype form in May 1985. Initially designated T-10S, then Su-27M and finally Su-35, it is an extensive modification of the basic Su-27 with canards and wing extensions. A total of 11 prototype and pre-series aircraft had been built of which the last was further modified for thrush-vectoring trails. Designated Su-37, it astounded SBAC Farnborough visitors with the kilbit manoeuvre, in which the aircraft performed a somersault at low level.

Type: Single-seat all-weather counter air fighter and ground attack aircraft
Power-plant: 2 × Saturn/Lyulka AL-35F turbofans
Power: 137.3 kN (30,865 lb st) with afterburner
Dimensions: Length: 22.20 m (72 ft 10 ins)
Span: 15.16 m (49 ft 8 3/4 ins) inc. ECM pods
Height: 6.36 m (20 ft 10 1/4 ins)
Weight: Empty: 17,000 kg (37,479 lb)
Maximum take-off: 34,000 kg (74,957 lb)
Maximum Speed: Mach 2.35 (at height)
Range: 4,000 km (2,485 miles) max internal fuel
Armament: 1 × 30 mm cannon plus 14 external stores points for up to 8,000 kg (17,635 lb). These can include R-27 (AA-10 'Alamo'), R-40 (AA-6 'Acrid'), R-60 (AA-8 'Aphid'), R-73E (A-11 'Archer'), RVV-AE R77 (AA-12 'Adder' AAMs plus a range of ASMs, LGB, bombs and rocket pods

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