Sukhoi Su-30




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Specifications

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Year Deployed:
multirole fighter
one or two
Lulka AL-31 FP
2 x 27,550 lbs. ea.
39,021 lbs.
72,752 lbs.
17,168 lbs.
1- 30 mm
16,000 lbs.
twelve
72 ft. 9 in.
48 ft.
570 mph
1,320 mph
45,300 fpm
57,400 feet
1,865 miles
+ - 8 G's
1989
1992



 

Sukhoi Su-30

Sukhoi Su-30

Sukhoi Su-30 aircraft are among the most aerobatic jet fighters deployed today.

The Sukhoi Su-30 is a multi-role aircraft that sees a variety of combat operations. Its missions include air superiority, ground attack, electronic counter measures, and sea attack.

The aircraft is equipped with canards and movable exhaust nozzles. They are what give it excellent maneuverability.

The Sukhoi Su-30 has been exported from Russia to a number of air forces around the world including Algeria, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Iran, Syria, Venezuela and Vietnam.

Under a license agreement to Sukhoi, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) in India is now the largest manufacturer of the Sukhoi Su-30 in the world.

Sukhoi Su-30 avionics enable BVR all weather performance in high electromagnetic spectrum noise environments.

Advanced scanning array radar systems enables multiple tracking and attack of air and ground targets at ranges of up to 250 miles.

A complete array of automated systems, including mission control, automatic navigation, targeting and landing, ensures that the Sukhoi Su-30 crew can concentrate on the missions at hand.

Computers provide inputs of over 1,000 pulses per second to the flight control systems enabling high alpha maneuvers, from walking speeds to supersonic.

The exhaust nozzles rotate and are used in conjunction with the fly by wire computer controlled system to provide extreme maneuverability.

Aviation war games were staged between the United States and India for seven days in 2005. Exercises were conducted in which the U.S.A.F. and Indian A.F. flew together and opposed each other. A number of scenarios ensued testing numerous deployments.

The Sukhoi Su-30 was the new star of the exercises. The short take-off run, time to climb and maneuverability of the aircraft even made a hit with United States A.F. pilots.

An interesting observation was the conclusion by Indian A.F. officials that the aircraft could match or exceed U.S. aircraft in all respects.

In 2012 the Russian A.F. ordered a total of 116 Su-30 aircraft with deliveries completed in 2018.

The Indian A.F. has ordered 272 Sukhoi Su-30 aircraft. To date some 250 have been delivered and are now deployed.

In June of 2018 the Russian Air Force placed an order for an additional 36 Su-30 aircraft.

RC Sukhoi Su-30 CARF

Sukhoi Su-30

CARF Models has the Sukhoi Su-30 with a 68 in. wingspan and 126 in. length.  Power can come from two engines producing from 22 to 32 lbs. of thrust each.  Weight, ready to fly, should be around 52 lbs.




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