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The Sukhoi Su-35 Super Flanker belongs to a class of attack fighters and heavy air superiority, long range and multi-role fighter. It is an improved variant of Su-27M/Su-30 and is regarded as of 4++ Generation Fighter. Entered service in small amounts in the Russian Air Force in 2008.

Development[edit | edit source]

Differences for the Su-27M[edit | edit source]

Su-35 Super Flanker of the Russian Air Force

One of the most visible differences from Su-27M/Su-30 is that the canards were removed, although there is an option that can be added, such as the Su-30 series. This design reduces the exposure of the cross section of aircraft structure to radar. The aircraft's engines were also upgraded to the 117S model and the air intakes are enlarged. The probe and the basket for the aerial refueling system were added.

Apart from its obvious physical differences, not only have the Su-35BM received significant improvements in avionics, as she is also fully from Russia. The Su-35BM is equipped with an improved variety of passive optical system N035 Irbis radar and a radar mounted on its rear extra sting to the tail shortened, later, the production will use IRBIS-E radar with improved N035 most powerful and best ECM features. electronic warfare and self- defense electronic countermeasures Khibiny L175M was also installed, with a future production with a new Irbis-E radar with an improved ability to search. A contender that is not considered direct is the F-22 Raptor that was developed by the USAF, which has a displacement better than Su-35 and best range weapons.

The cockpit was redesigned with two LCD screens and compatibility with HMD. The software of the Su-35BM has added compatibility with new weapons systems. Other avionics include new information from long-range targets, and datalink capable of resistance and a JAM electronic reconnaissance system. Newer, lighter systems have been added (including a brand new NOF-Fly by Optics the flight control system and OLS). The avionics are integrated with a navigation system based on satellite radio. On April 14, 2009 a prototype of the Su-35BM fighter crashed during a high-speed test. The pilot escaped unhurt after ejecting. According to Sukhoi the fighter's brakes failed on landing, resulting in excessive speed of the plane that skidded off the runway and caused a fire in left engine.

The Su-35BM was demonstrated at Maks 2009, August 18, 2009. Also on this show, the Russian Air Force and Sukhoi signed a contract to supply 48 Su-35BM 2015, along with 12 Su-27SM and Su-30M2 four, representing the first production order for the Su-35.

Operators[edit | edit source]

Russia
Venezuela

China

  • China is negotiating an unknown number of Su-35 Aircraft 1

Specifications[edit | edit source]

General Characteristics[edit | edit source]

  • Crew: 1
  • Length: 21.9 m (72.9 ft)
  • Wingspan: 15.3 m (50.2 ft)
  • Height: 5.90 m (19.4 ft)

    Su-35BM at MAKS 2009

  • Wing area: 62.0 m² (667 ft²)
  • Empty weight: 18,400 kg (40,570 lb)
  • Loaded weight: 25,300 kg (56,660 lb)
  • Max takeoff weight: 34,500 kg (76,060 lb)
  • Powerplant: 2× Saturn 117S with TVC nozzle turbofan
    • Dry thrust: 8,800 kgf (86.3 kN, 19,400 lbf) each
    • Thrust with afterburner: 14,500 kgf (142 kN, 31,900 lbf) each

Performance[edit | edit source]

  • Maximum speed: Mach 2.25 (2,390 km/h, 1,490 mph) at altitude
  • Range: 3,600 km (1,940 nmi) ; (1,580 km, 850 nmi near ground level)
  • Ferry range: 4,500 km (2,430 nmi) with external fuel tanks
  • Service ceiling: 18,000 m (59,100 ft)
  • Rate of climb: >280 m/s (>55,100 ft/min)
  • Wing loading: 408 kg/m² (84.9 lb/ft²)
  • Thrust/weight: 1.1

Armament[edit | edit source]

Avionics[edit | edit source]

See also[edit | edit source]

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