This Day in Aviation History
April 13th, 1990
First flight of the Sukhoi Su-34.
The Sukhoi Su-34 (Russian: Сухой Су-34) (NATO reporting name: Fullback) is a Russian twin-engined, twin-seat strike fighter. It is intended to replace the Sukhoi Su-24.
Based on the Sukhoi Su-27 ‘Flanker’, the two-seat Su-34 is designed primarily for tactical deployment against ground and naval targets (tactical bombing/attack/interdiction roles, including against small and mobile targets) on solo and group missions in daytime and at night, under favourable and adverse weather conditions and in a hostile environment with counter-fire and EW counter-measures deployed, as well as for aerial reconnaissance…..
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YouTube, Sukhoi Su-34 Documentary: The Su-34 is the Russian Air Force’s Multipurpose Fighter:
YouTube, Су-34 • Sukhoi Su-34 «Fullback»:
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