Sukhoi Su-35

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multi role fighter
one or two
NPO Saturn 1175
2- 32,967 lbs. ea.
37,500 lbs.
70,700 lbs.
1- 30 mm
17,600 lbs.
72 ft. 10 in.
48 ft. 3 in
565 mph
64,400 fpm
60,000 feet
2,485 miles

Sukhoi Su-35

Sukhoi Su-35

The Sukhoi Su-35 has been upgraded with new engines, a stronger airframe, and the latest avionics. The new aircraft do not have the canards of their predecessors, but retain thrust vectoring engines. Prototype aircraft began testing in early 2008.

The newest aircraft also differ from their predecessors by having more powerful, more efficient engines. A quadruple redundancy digital fly by wire system that the pilot controls by using a side stick gives the pilot greater control of the aircraft.

Enhanced avionics of the new Sukhoi Su-35 include a radar system that has the ability to track up to 24 targets simultaneously, a head up display, and digital displays on a series of cockpit monitors. A terrain following radar mode gives the pilot the ability to fly ground hugging missions below radar detection levels.

The fuel capacity of the aircraft has been increased, both internally and externally, over its predecessor. In addition it is fitted with an in-flight refueling system. Although not a true stealth aircraft, the Su-35 incorporates technology to produce a smaller radar signature and lower IR emissions than similar size fighter aircraft.

To date some 82 Sukhoi Su-35 aircraft have been produced.  China has ordered 24 of the aircraft and taken delivery of some 14 to date. Indonesia has ordered 11 Su-35 aircraft with deliveries starting in October of 2018.

On February 21, 2018 it was announced that Russian pilots, flying the two seat Su-35 model M, were practicing air-to-air refueling for the first time.

Sukhoi Su-35 - Marc Kunde

Sukhoi Su-35

The Sukhoi Su-35 scratch built by Marc Kunde has a 65 in. wingspan and 104 in. length.  It is powered by a single Frank Turbine FT-180 turbojet engine and weighs around 37 1/2 lbs.

Freewing has the Sukhoi Su-35 with a 42 1/2 in. wingspan that is 62 in long.  It features thrust vectoring and retracts.  Power is by a pair of 2839-2300 kV motors turning 70 mm EDF units.  Weight is approximately 6 lbs.