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Soviet Air Forces

The Soviet Air Forces

наши крылья защищают родину
(Our Wings Protect the Motherland)



Overview


Basic Information


Formed
24th May 1918

Allegiance
The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

Headquarters
Moscow, Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic

Engagements

Russian Civil War (1917-1922)

PolishSoviet War (1919-1921)

Sino-Soviet conflict (1929)

Soviet Invasion of Xinjiang (1934)

SovietJapanese border conflicts (1935-1939)

Soviet invasion of Poland (1939)

Winter War (1939-1940)

Great Patriotic War (1941-1945)

Soviet invasion of Manchuria (1945)

Eastern European anti-Communist insurgencies (1945-1952, some groups active until 1961)

Korean War (1950-1953)

Hungarian Revolution (1956)

Cuban Missile Crisis (1962)

Indochina Wars (1965-)

Sino-Soviet border conflict (1969)

Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia (1968)

War of Attrition (1967-1970)

Angolan Civil War (1975-)

Ethiopian Civil War (1974-)



Leadership


Commander-in-Chief
General Secretary Yuri Andropov

Minister of Defense
Marshal of the Soviet Union Dmitriy Ustinov

Commander-in-Chief of the Soviet Air Forces
Chief Marshal of Aviation Pavel Kutakhov

Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Soviet Air Forces
Marshal of Aviation Aleksandr Yefimov


Manpower


Military Age
17-33

Active Service
~174,000


Recognition Markings



Equipment



Personal Weapons


Calibre: 9 mm
Cartridge: 9x18mm Makarov
Length: 161.5 mm
Barrel Length: 93.5 mm
Weight: 730 g
Effective Range: 50 m
Maximum Firing Range: 100 m
Action: Blowback
Muzzle Velocity: 315 m/s
Rate of Fire: 30-40 rpm
Feed System: 8, 10 or 12-round detachable box magazine
Sights: Blade front, notch rear (drift adjustable)


Calibre: 7.62 mm
Cartridge: 7.6242mm SP-4
Length: 165 mm
Barrel Length: 35 mm
Weight: 700 g
Effective Range: 25 m
Maximum Range: 50 m
Action: Recoil-operated
Muzzle Velocity: 220 m/s
Rate of Fire: 20-30 rpm
Feed System: 6-round detachable box
Sights: Fixed blade sight

Fixed-Wing Aircraft


Interceptors


Crew: 1
Length: 19.56 m
Wingspan: 9.43 m
Height: 4.84 m
Wing Area: 36.6 m
Empty Weight: 10,760 kg
Loaded Weight: 17,200 kg
Maximum Takeoff Weight: 17,900 kg
Powerplant: 2 Tumansky R-13F-300 afterburning turbojet engines, 40.21 kN thrust each dry, 70 kN with afterburner
Maximum Speed: Mach 2.3 (2840 km/h)
Ferry Range: 1900 km
Combat Range: 925 km
Service Ceiling: 19,000 m
Rate of Climb: 240 m/s
Thrust/Weight: 0.5
Wing Loading: 465 kg/m
Armament:
Guns: 2 UPK-23 gun pods with 2 23 mm Gryazev-Shipunov GSh-23L autocannons each on fuselage pylons
6 hardpoints total: 4 under-wing, 2 under-fuselage, with a capacity of 2000 kg of ordnance
Air-to-Air Missiles: R-8 and R-60
Rockets: UB-16 rocket pods for S-5 rockets
Bombs: 250 or 500 kg bombs
Avionics:
Taifun-M radar system (range: 150 km high-altitude, 70 km low-altitude)


Crew: 1
Length: 23.82 m
Wingspan: 14.01 m
Height: 6.1 m
Wing Area: 61.4 m
Empty Weight: 20,000 kg
Loaded Weight: 36,720 kg
Powerplant: 2 Tumansky R-15B-300 afterburning turbojet engines, 73.5 kN thrust each dry, 100.1 kN with afterburner
Maximum Speed: Mach 2.83 (3495 km/h)
Cruise Speed: Mach 1.1 (1360 km/h)
Ferry Range: 2600 km
Mission Range: 1900 km
Service Ceiling: 25,000 m+
Rate of Climb: 210 m/s
Thrust/Weight: 0.6
Wing Loading: 595 kg/m
Armament:
8 wing-mounted hardpoints, carrying up to 4000 kg of ordnance in total
Air-to-Air Missiles: 4 x R-40, 2 x R-23, 4 x R-60 or 4 x R-73 can be carried on inner-wing hardpoints
Up to 8 500 kg guided or unguided bombs can be carried
Avionics:
Saphir-25 pulse-doppler radar (range: 250 km)
RV-4 radar altimeter
Sablya-E side looking airborne radar
Various camera systems


Crew: 2 (pilot and WSO)
Length: 22.62 m
Wingspan: 13.456 m
Height: 6.456 m
Wing Area: 61.6 m
Empty Weight: 21,820 kg
Loaded Weight: 41,000 kg
Maximum Takeoff Weight: 48,000 kg
Powerplant: 2 Soloviev D-30F6 afterburning turbofan engines, 93 kN thrust each dry, 152 kN with afterburner
Maximum Speed: Mach 2.85 (3519 km/h)
Cruise Speed: Mach 2.35 (2902 km/h)
Ferry Range: 8000 km
Range (on internal fuel): 3500 km
Combat Range: 2250 km (subsonic)
750 km (supersonic)
Service Ceiling: 25,000+ m
Rate of Climb: 300 m/s
Thrust/Weight: 0.85-1
Wing Loading: 665 kg/m
Armament:
Guns: 1 23 mm Gryazev-Shipunov GSh-6-23M rotary cannon with 800 rounds (removed on new models)
8 Hardpoints in total, all under-wing, with a capacity of 5000 kg of ordnance, fuel tanks and avionics pods
Air-to-Air Missiles: 4 R-33E, 4 R-60MK, 2 R-40RD/TD
Air-to-Surface Missiles: 4 Kh-58UShKE anti-radiation missiles
Avionics: Zaslon AM passive electronically scanned array radar (max range: 350 km, detects up to 30 targets, can track up to 10)
OLS-UEM electro-optical targeting system
OLS-K electro-optical targeting system
Avionics data bus also employed

Air Superiority Fighters and Multirole Combat Aircraft


Crew: 1
Length: 16.7 m
Wingspan: 13.97 m (fully-spread)
7.8 m (fully-swept)
Height: 4.82 m
Wing Area: 37.4 m (fully-spread)
34.2 m (fully-swept)
Empty Weight: 9600 kg
Loaded Weight: 14,840 kg
Maximum Takeoff Weight: 17,800 kg
Powerplant: 1 Khatchaturov R-35-300 afterburning turbojet with variable-geometry nozzles, 84 kN thrust dry, 128.2 kN with afterburner
Maximum Speed: Mach 2.45 (3026 km/h)
Ferry Range: 2980 km
Range (on internal fuel): 1900 km
Combat Range: 1500 km (internal fuel, full air-to-air armament)
2600 km (3 droptanks, light air-to-air armament)
Service Ceiling: 18,600 m
Rate of Climb: 295 m/s
Thrust/Weight: 0.8-1.3
Wing Loading: 395 kg/m
Armament:
Guns: 1 23 mm Gryazev-Shipunov GSh-23L autocannon with 260 rounds
6 hardpoints total: 2 under fuselage, 2 wing glove mounted, 2 underwing pylons
Air-to-Air Missiles: R-73, R-23, R-27
Air-to-Surface Missiles: Kh-23 Grom
Rockets: S-5 rocket pods
Bombs: 250 or 500 kg bombs can be fitted to any of the hardpoints
Avionics:
SPO-15L radar warning receiver
SAU-23-18 automatic flight control system
Sapfir-23MLA-II (N008 range: 140 km, detects up to 20 targets, tracks up to 12, can engage up to 6)


Crew: 1
Length: 14.7 m
Wingspan: 7.154 m
Height: 4.125 m
Wing Area: 23 m
Empty Weight: 5433 kg
Loaded Weight: 8825 kg
Maximum Takeoff Weight: 11,500 kg
Powerplant: 1 Tumanskiy R25-300 , 40.21 kN thrust dry, 69.62 kN with afterburner
Maximum Speed: Mach 2.05 (2532 km/h)
Ferry Range: 2150 km
Range (clean, on internal fuel): 1675 km
Combat Range: 850 km (typical armament, no droptank)
Service Ceiling: 18,000 m
Rate of Climb: 255 m/s
Thrust/Weight: 0.8-1.3
Wing Loading: 375 kg/m
Armament:
Guns: 1 23 mm Gryazev-Shipunov GSh-23L autocannon with 200 rounds
5 hardpoints in total: 4 underwing and 1 ventral, (reserved for droptank) with a capacity of 3500 kg of ordnance, droptanks and other equipment
Air-to-Air Missiles: R-60, R-13 or R-73
Air-to-Surface Missiles: Kh-23 Grom
Rockets: S-24 rockets, or UB-16-57 rocket pods
Bombs: 500 or 250 kg bombs
Avionics:
Phazotron Kopyo radar (range: 30 km, detects up to 5 targets, track up to 3 and engage up to 2)
ARK-10 bearing locator
SPO-3 Sirena-3M warning receiver
ASP-PFD gunsight
SOD-57M Globus-2 transponder
ARL-S Lazur'-M ground control link
RSBN-2N navigation system


Crew: 1 or 2
Length: 17.32 m
Wingspan: 11.4 m
Height: 4.73 m
Wing Area: 38 m
Empty Weight: 13,500 kg
Loaded Weight: 18,000 kg
Maximum Takeoff Weight: 26,500 kg
Powerplant: 2 x Klimov RD-33 ser.3 afterburning turbofan engines, 81.59 kN each with afterburner
Maximum Speed: Mach 2.25 (2778 km/h)
Cruise Speed: Mach 1.19 (1470 km/h)
Ferry Range: 2500 km
Range (on internal fuel): 1800 km
Combat Range: 1200 km
Service Ceiling: 18,000 m
Rate of Climb: 340 m/s
Thrust/Weight: 0.8-1.05 depending on mission loadout
Wing Loading: 403 kg/m
Armament:
Guns: 1 x 30 mm Gryazev-Shipunov GSh-30-1 autocannon, 150 rounds
7 Hardpoints in total: 6 under wings and 1 centreline with a capacity of 5500 kg of ordnance, fuel tanks and avionics pods
Air-to-Air Missiles: Vympel R-27, Vympel NPO R-77 and Vympel R-73
Air-to-Surface Missiles: Kh-29MP, Kh-38, Kh-36, Kh-35, Kh-31 Anti-Ship/Anti-Radiation Missile
Bombs: KAB-500 series guided bombs
Other Equipment: Various countermeasures and sensor pods, various targeting pods or up to 3 x droptanks
Avionics:
Phazotron Zhuk-M active electronically scanned array radar (max range: 120 km, detects up to 20 targets, can track up to 10)
OLS-UEM electro-optical targeting system
OLS-K electro-optical targeting system
Avionics data bus also employed

Tactical Bombers and Strike Aircraft


Crew: 1
Length: 19.02 m
Wingspan: 13.68 m (fully-spread)
10.02 m (fully-swept)
Height: 5.12 m
Wing Area: 38.5 m (fully-spread)
34.5 m (fully-swept)
Empty Weight: 12,160 kg
Loaded Weight: 16,400 kg
Maximum Takeoff Weight: 19,430 kg
Powerplant: 1 Lyulka AL-21F-3 afterburning turbojet engine, 76.4 kN thrust dry, 109.8 kN with afterburner
Maximum Speed: Mach 1.13 (1400 km/h) at low altitude
Mach 1.5 (1855 km/h) at cruising altitude
Ferry Range: 2300 km
Combat Range: 1150 km with typical payload
Service Ceiling: 14,200 m
Rate of Climb: 230 m/s
Thrust/Weight: 0.7
Wing Loading: 443 kg/m
Armament:
Guns: 2 30 mm Nudelman-Rikhter NR-30 autocannons (80 rounds per gun, 160 rounds total)
UPK-23 or SPPU-22 gun pods for 2 Gryazev-Shipunov GSh-23L autocannons
12 hardpoints in total, capable of carrying up to 4000 kg of ordnance: 6 under fuselage, 4 under-wing, 2 nacelle mounted
Air-to-Air Missiles: R-73
Air-to-Surface Missiles: Kh-23, Kh-25, Kh-29, Kh-58, Kh-27, Kh-28
Rockets: S-5, S-8, S-13
Bombs: KAB-500, KAB-250, KAB-1500


Crew: 2 (pilot and WSO)
Length: 22.53 m
Wingspan: 17.64 m (wings spread)
10.37 m (wings swept)
Height: 6.19 m
Wing Area: 55.2 m
Empty Weight: 22,300 kg
Loaded Weight: 38,040 kg
Maximum Takeoff Weight: 43,755 kg
Powerplant: 2 Lyulka AL-21F-3A turbojet engines, 75 kN thrust each dry, 109.8 kN with afterburner
Maximum Speed: Mach 1.6 (1980 km/h)
Cruise Speed: Mach 0.96 (1186 km/h)
Ferry Range: 2800 km
Combat Range: 615 km
Service Ceiling: 11,000 m
Rate of Climb: 155 m/s
Thrust/Weight: 0.6
Wing Loading: 651 kg/m
Armament:
Guns: 1 internal 23 mm Gryazev-Shipunov GSh-6-23M rotary cannon with 500 rounds
9 hardpoints in total, capable of carrying 8000 kg of ordnance: 2 under-wing, 4 nacelle mounted, 3 fuselage mounted
Air-to-Air Missiles: R-60MK, R-73E
Air-to-Surface Missiles: Kh-23M, Kh-25ML, Kh-59ME, Kh-29L/T/D
Anti-Ship Missiles: Kh-31A
Anti-Radiation Missiles: Kh-28, Kh-58E, Kh-25MP, Kh-31P, Kh-27PS
Bombs: KAB-500KR TV-guided bomb, KAB-500L laser-guided bomb, KAB-500OD guided bomb, KAB-500S-E satellite-guided bomb, KAB-1500KR TV-guided bomb, KAB-1500L laser-guided bomb, ODAB-500PM bomb, RBK-250 cluster bomb, RBK-500 cluster bomb, BETAB-500 bomb
Avionics:
SVP-24 targeting system
Orion-A superimposed radar scanners
Relyef terrain clearance radar


Crew: 1
Length: 17.08 m
Wingspan: 13.97 m (fully-spread)
7.78 m (fully-swept)
Height: 5 m
Wing Area: 37.4 m (fully-spread)
34.2 m (fully-swept)
Empty Weight: 11,908 kg
Loaded Weight: 20,500 kg
Maximum Takeoff Weight: 21,700 kg
Powerplant: 1 Tumansky R-29-B-300 afterburning turbojet, 78.5 kN thrust dry, 112.8 kN with afterburner
Maximum Speed: Mach 1.75 (2165 km/h)
Ferry Range: 2500 km
Combat Range: 780 km (internal fuel, full air-to-ground armament)
Service Ceiling: 14,000 m
Rate of Climb: 200 m/s
Thrust/Weight: 0.6
Wing Loading: 550 kg/m
Armament:
Guns: 1 30 mm Gryazev-Shipunov GSh-6-30 rotary cannon with 260 rounds
1 x 23 mm Gryazev-Shipunov GSh-23 autocannon with 200 rounds
7 hardpoints total: 4 under fuselage, 2 wing glove mounted, 1 centreline pylons
Air-to-Air Missiles: R-60, R-73
Air-to-Surface Missiles: Kh-23 Grom, Kh-25, Kh-29
Rockets: S-5, S-8, S-24 and S-25 rocket pods
Bombs: 250 or 500 kg conventional or guided bombs can be fitted to any of the hardpoints


Crew: 1
Length: 15.53 m (including nose probe)
Wingspan: 14.36 m
Height: 4.8 m
Wing Area: 33.7 m
Empty Weight: 9800 kg
Loaded Weight: 14,440 kg
Maximum Takeoff Weight: 19,300 kg
Powerplant: 2 Soyuz/Tumansky R-195 turbojet engine, 44.18 kN thrust each
Maximum Speed: Mach 0.8 (988 km/h)
Ferry Range: 3400 km
Range: 1000 km
Combat Range: 750 km
Service Ceiling: 7500 m
Rate of Climb: 58 m/s
Thrust/Weight: 0.68
Wing Loading: 427 kg/m
Armament:
Guns: 1 30 mm Gryazev-Shipunov GSh-30-2 autocannon with 250 rounds
Provisions for SPPU-22 gun pods for 2 23 mm Gryazev-Shipunov GSh-23 autocannons each with 260 rounds
11 hardpoints in total: 8 under-wing, 2 nacelle-mounted, 1 centreline with a capacity of 4500 kg
Rockets: UB-32A rocket pods for S-5 rockets, B-8M1 rocket pods for S-8 rockets, S-13, S-24, S-25
Air-to-Air Missiles: R-74
Air-to-Surface Missiles: Kh-23, Kh-25ML, Kh-29L, Kh-28
Bombs: BETAB-500 concrete-penetrating bomb, FAB-250 general-purpose bomb, FAB-500 GP bomb, FAN-500 bomb, KAB-500KR TV-guided bomb, ZAB-500 incendiary bomb
Other Equipment: ASO-2V decoy dispensers
Avionics:
Phazotron Kopyo radar
DISS-7 radar
SO-69 IFF transponder
SPO-15 radar warning receiver

Strategic Bombers and Missile Platforms


Crew: 6-7 (pilot, co-pilot, flight engineer, communications system operator, navigator, tail gunner plus sometimes another navigator)
Length: 34.8 m
Wingspan: 33 m
Height: 10.36 m
Wing Area: 165 m
Empty Weight: 37,200 kg
Loaded Weight: 76,000 kg
Maximum Takeoff Weight: 80,000 kg
Powerplant: 2 Mikulin AM-3 M-500 turbojets, 93.2 kN thrust each
Maximum Speed: Mach 0.86 (1062 km/h)
Cruise Speed: 790 km/h
Ferry Range: 14,000 km
Range: 7800 km
Combat Range: 2400 km
Service Ceiling: 13,500 m
Rate of Climb: 25 m/s
Thrust/Weight: 0.25
Wing Loading: 450 kg/m
Armament:
Guns: 6 23 mm Afanasev Makarov AM-23 cannons, two each in 3 turrets, dorsal, ventral and tail
Up to 15,000 kg of ordnance, including
1-3 x K-10S, KSR-2 or KSR-5 anti-ship missiles semi-recessed in bomb bay or on 2 underwing hardpoints


Crew: 6-7 (pilot, co-pilot, flight engineer, communications system operator, navigator, tail gunner plus sometimes another navigator)
Length: 46.2 m
Wingspan: 50.1 m
Height: 12.12 m
Wing Area: 310 m
Empty Weight: 90,000 kg
Loaded Weight: 171,000 kg
Maximum Takeoff Weight: 188,000 kg
Powerplant: 4 Kuznetsov NK-12MPM turboprop engines, 20,000 hp
Maximum Speed: 865 km/h (950 km/h at high altitude)
Cruise Speed: 720 km/h
Ferry Range: 18,000 km
Range: 15,000 km
Combat Range: 12,000 km
Service Ceiling: 14,500 m
Rate of Climb: 14 m/s
Power/Weight: 0.3
Wing Loading: 595 kg/m
Armament:
Guns: 1 23 mm GSh-23 twin barrel autocannon in tail turret (removed from some operational aircraft)
Up to 24,000 kg of ordnance, including
4-8 Kh-20, Kh-22, and Kh-55, or Kh-101/102 cruise missiles mounted on 4 underwing pylons


Crew: 4 (pilot, co-pilot, navigator, weapon systems officer)
Length: 42.4 m
Wingspan: 34.28 m (fully spread, 20)
23.3 m (fully swept, 65)
Height: 11.05 m
Wing Area: 183.6 m (fully spread)
175.8 m (fully swept)
Empty Weight: 58,000 kg
Loaded Weight: 112,000 kg
Maximum Takeoff Weight: 124,000 kg
126,400 kg (with rocket assistance)
Powerplant: 2 Samara NK-321M afterburning turbofan engines, 137.3 kN thrust each dry, 250 kN with afterburner
Maximum Speed: Mach 1.88 (2321 km/h)
Ferry Range: 10,000 km
Range: 6800 km
Combat Range: 2450 km (with typical weapons load)
Service Ceiling: 13,300 m
Rate of Climb: 15 m/s
Thrust/Weight: 0.45
Wing Loading: 688 kg/m
Armament:
Hardpoints: 4 Wing and fuselage pylons and internal weapons bay with a capacity of 24,000 kg of
3 Kh-22 missiles in weapons bay and on wing pylons or
Up to 6 Kh-15 missiles on a MKU-6-1 rotary launcher in its bomb bay, plus 4 Raduga Kh-15 missiles on two underwing pylons for a total of 10 missiles per aircraft
Various sea mines and freefall bombs: 70 FAB-250 or 10 FAB-1500 is typical
Various avionics suites and systems


Crew: 3 (pilot, navigator, weapons officer)
Length: 41.6 m
Wingspan: 23.17 m
Height: 10.13 m
Wing Area: 162 m
Empty Weight: 47,000 kg
Loaded Weight: 85,000 kg
Maximum Takeoff Weight: 92,000 kg
Powerplant: 2 Dobrynin RD-7M-2 afterburning turbojet engines, 107.9 kN thrust each dry, 161.9 kN with afterburner
Maximum Speed: Mach 1.45 (1790 km/h)
Ferry Range: 8400 km
Range: 4900 km
Service Ceiling: 13,500 m
Rate of Climb: 13 m/s
Thrust/Weight: 0.4
Wing Loading: 525 kg/m
Armament:
Guns: 1 R-23 23 mm cannon in remote tail turret
Up to 12,000 kg of ordnance
1 x Kh-22 cruise missiles


Crew: 8
Length: 47.2 m
Wingspan: 50.5 m
Height: 14.1 m
Wing Area: 328 m
Empty Weight: 79,700 kg
Loaded Weight: 138,500 kg
Maximum Takeoff Weight: 182,000 kg
Powerplant: 4 Mikulin AM-3A turbojets, 85.75 kN thrust each
Maximum Speed: 950 km/h
Ferry Range: 8400 km
Range: 5600 km
Service Ceiling: 11,000 m
Rate of Climb: 21 m/s
Thrust/Weight: 0.25
Wing Loading: 425 kg/m
Armament:
Guns: 6 23 mm AM-23 cannon in ventral, dorsal and tail barbettes
Up to 25,000 kg of ordnance

Electronic Intelligence and Reconnaissance Aircraft


Crew: 1
Length: 23.82 m
Wingspan: 14.01 m
Height: 6.1 m
Wing Area: 61.4 m
Empty Weight: 20,000 kg
Loaded Weight: 36,720 kg
Powerplant: 2 Tumansky R-15B-300 afterburning turbojet engines, 73.5 kN thrust each dry, 100.1 kN with afterburner
Maximum Speed: Mach 2.83 (3495 km/h)
Cruise Speed: Mach 1.1 (1360 km/h)
Ferry Range: 2600 km
Mission Range: 1900 km
Service Ceiling: 25,000 m+
Rate of Climb: 210 m/s
Thrust/Weight: 0.6
Wing Loading: 595 kg/m
Armament: None mounted for most missions
8 wing-mounted hardpoints, carrying up to 4000 kg of ordnance in total
Up to 8 500 kg guided or unguided bombs can be carried
Air-to-Air Missiles: Up to 2 x R-73
Avionics:
Sapphire-25 pulse-doppler radar
RV-4 radar altimeter
Sablya-E side looking airborne radar
Various camera systems


Crew: 3 (pilot, navigator, weapons officer)
Length: 41.6 m
Wingspan: 23.17 m
Height: 10.13 m
Wing Area: 162 m
Empty Weight: 47,000 kg
Loaded Weight: 85,000 kg
Maximum Takeoff Weight: 92,000 kg
Powerplant: 2 Dobrynin RD-7M-2 afterburning turbojet engines, 107.9 kN thrust each dry, 161.9 kN with afterburner
Maximum Speed: Mach 1.45 (1790 km/h)
Ferry Range: 8400 km
Range: 4900 km
Service Ceiling: 13,500 m
Rate of Climb: 13 m/s
Thrust/Weight: 0.4
Wing Loading: 525 kg/m
Armament:
Many Reconnaissance Tu-22s retain the ability to carry Kh-22 cruise missiles
Avionics:
APP-22 jammer pack
Kub ELINT system
M-202 Shompol side looking airborne radar
Kurs-N SIGINT equipment
various cameras and scanners


Crew: 2 (pilot and WSO)
Length: 22.53 m
Wingspan: 17.64 m (wings spread)
10.37 m (wings swept)
Height: 6.19 m
Wing Area: 55.2 m
Empty Weight: 22,300 kg
Loaded Weight: 38,040 kg
Maximum Takeoff Weight: 43,755 kg
Powerplant: 2 Lyulka AL-21F-3A turbojet engines, 75 kN thrust each dry, 109.8 kN with afterburner
Maximum Speed: Mach 1.6 (1980 km/h)
Cruise Speed: Mach 0.96 (1186 km/h)
Ferry Range: 2800 km
Combat Range: 615 km
Service Ceiling: 11,000 m
Rate of Climb: 155 m/s
Thrust/Weight: 0.6
Wing Loading: 651 kg/m
Armament:
Guns: 1 internal 23 mm Gryazev-Shipunov GSh-6-23M rotary cannon with 500 rounds
9 hardpoints in total, capable of carrying 8000 kg of ordnance: 2 under-wing, 4 nacelle mounted, 3 fuselage mounted
Air-to-Air Missiles: R-60MK, R-73E
Anti-Radiation Missiles: Kh-28, Kh-58E, Kh-25MP, Kh-31P, Kh-27PS
Bombs: KAB-500KR TV-guided bomb, KAB-500L laser-guided bomb
Avionics:
SVP-24 targeting system
Aist-M 'Stork' TV camera
RDS-BO 'Shtik' side-looking airborne radar (SLAR)
Zima infrared reconnaissance system
Various other intelligence gathering systems mounted or stowed on hardpoints



Crew: 4 Flight Crew (aircraft commander, pilot, navigator, flight engineer)
11-15 Mission Crew
Length: 49.59 m
Wingspan: 50.5 m
Height: 14.76 m
Wing Area: 300 m
Empty Weight: 75,000 kg
Maximum Takeoff Weight: 190,000 kg
Powerplant: 4 Aviadvigatel PS-90-76 turbofan engines, 142 kN thrust each
Maximum Speed: 900 km/h
Range: 7500 km
Service Ceiling: 12,000 m+
Avionics: Vega-M radar
Liana surveillance radar


Crew: 3 Flight Crew (aircraft commander, pilot, navigator)
10-18 Mission Crew
Length: 46.14 m
Wingspan: 41.8 m
Height: 13.9 m
Wing Area: 184.2 m
Maximum Takeoff Weight: 110,750 kg
Powerplant: 2 x Aviadvigatel PS-90-76 turbofan engines, 142 kN thrust each
Maximum Speed: 900 km/h
Range: 7500 km
Service Ceiling: 12,500 m
Rate of Climb: 15 m/s
Avionics: Various monitoring and communications equipment
Multi-intelligence gathering sensor equipment
Raduga infrared thermographic camera and Ronsard Side looking airborne radar


Crew: 4 Flight Crew (aircraft commander, pilot, navigator, flight engineer)
6-18 Mission Crew
Length: 60.21 m
Wingspan: 48.06 m
Height: 15.68 m
Wing Area: 300 m
Empty Weight: 115,000 kg
Maximum Takeoff Weight: 215,000 kg
Powerplant: 4 x Kuznetsov NK-86 two-spool turbofan engines, up to 127.5 kN
Maximum Speed: Mach 0.88 (1086 km/h)
Range: 10,600 km
Service Ceiling: 12,000 m
Rate of Climb: 15 m/s
Avionics: Various equipment to block EMP pulses or radiation
SATCOM equipment
Very low-frequency communications gear
Various surveillance, management and communications equipment


Crew: 4 Flight Crew (aircraft commander, pilot, navigator, flight engineer)
5-15 Mission Crew
Length: 49.59 m
Wingspan: 50.5 m
Height: 14.76 m
Wing Area: 300 m
Empty Weight: 75,000 kg
Maximum Takeoff Weight: 170,000 kg
Powerplant: 4 Aviadvigatel PS-90-76 turbofan engines, 142 kN thrust each
Maximum Speed: 900 km/h
Range: 7500 km
Service Ceiling: 12,000 m
Avionics: Liana surveillance radar
Various monitoring, communications and management systems

Tankers


Crew: 6
Fuel Capacity: 100,000 kg
Length: 46.59 m
Wingspan: 50.5 m
Height: 14.76 m
Wing Area: 300 m
Empty Weight: 72,000 kg
Maximum Takeoff Weight: 210,000 kg
Powerplant: 4 Aviadvigatel D-30 KP turbofan engines, 118 kN thrust each
Maximum Speed: 850 km/h
Range: 7500 km
Service Ceiling: 12,000 m
Thrust/Weight: 0.23
Special Equipment: 3 x UPAZ-1M 'Sakhalin', (Unifitsirovaniy Podvesnoy Agregat Zaprahvki; standardised suspended refuelling unit), refuelling pods; Two on pylons under the outer wings, and the third on the port side of the rear fuselage
900 to 2200 litres/min transfer

Transport


Crew: 2-4
Passengers: 45 paratroopers
or 50 passengers
or 24 casualties on stretchers with 3 medical officers
Payload: 6700 kg
Length: 23.78 m
Wingspan: 29.2 m
Height: 8.75 m
Wing Area: 75 m
Empty Weight: 16,800 kg
Maximum Takeoff Weight: 27,000 kg
Powerplant: 2 ZMKB Progress AI-20DM turboprop engines, 5112 hp each
Maximum Speed: 530 km/h
Cruise Speed: 470 km/h
Range: 2500 km with 4000 kg payload
Service Ceiling: 9500 m
Rate of Climb: 9 m/s


Crew: 5 (two pilots, flight engineer, navigator, radio operator)
Passengers: 60 fully equipped paratroopers
Payload: 20,000 kg or 2 x BMD-3 Airborne APCs
Length: 33.1 m
Wingspan: 38 m
Height: 10.53 m
Wing Area: 121.7 m
Empty Weight: 28,000 kg
Maximum Takeoff Weight: 61,000 kg
Powerplant: 4 Ivchenko AI-20L or AI-20M turboprop engines, 4000 hp each
Maximum Speed: 777 km/h
Cruise Speed: 670 km/h
Range: 5700 km
3600 km (with maximum payload)
Service Ceiling: 10,500 m
Rate of Climb: 10 m/s
Power/Weight: 0.4


Crew: 2-5 (pilot, co-pilot, navigator, flight engineer, loadmaster)
Passengers: 50 paratroopers
or 55 passengers
or 28 casualties on stretchers with 3 medical officers
Payload: 10,000 kg
Length: 28.07 m
Wingspan: 31.89 m
Height: 8.65 m
Wing Area: 98.62 m
Empty Weight: 19,050 kg
Loaded Weight: 34,500 kg
Powerplant: 2 Lotarev D-36 series 1A, 63.9 kN thrust each
Maximum Speed: 750 km/h
Cruise Speed: 700 km/h
Range: 4325 km
Service Ceiling: 10,100 m
Rate of Climb: 16 m/s


Crew: 2
Passengers: 55
Payload: 6500 kg
Length: 22.605 m
Wingspan: 24.505 m
Height: 8.225 m
Wing Area: 51 m
Empty Weight: 12,810 kg
Maximum Takeoff Weight: 19,150 kg
Powerplant: 2 Klimov TV3-117VMA-SBM1 turboprop engines, 1,838 kW (2,465 hp) each
Maximum Speed: 630 km/h
Cruise Speed: 575 km/h
Ferry Range: 7500 km
Range: 1100 km (with maximum payload)
Service Ceiling: 7600 m
Rate of Climb: 7.4 m/s


Crew: 5 (pilot, co-pilot, navigator, flight engineer, loadmaster)
Passengers: 75 paratroopers
or 95 passengers
or 45 stretchers with 8 medical officers
Payload: 64,000 kg
Length: 46.59 m
Wingspan: 50.5 m
Height: 14.76 m
Wing Area: 300 m
Empty Weight: 92,500 kg
Maximum Takeoff Weight: 210,000 kg
Powerplant: 4 Soloviev D-30KP turbofans, 117.7 kN thrust each
Maximum Speed: 1013 km/h
Cruise Speed: 850 km/h
Range: 9500 km
4500 km (with maximum payload)
Service Ceiling: 13,000 m
Rate of Climb: 14 m/s
Minimum Landing Distance: 430 m


Crew: 4-6 (pilot, co-pilot, navigator, senior flight engineer, flight engineer, radio man, 2 loadmasters)
Passengers: 88 in standard configuration
350 using full length passenger configuration
Payload: 150,000 kg
Length: 69.1 m
Wingspan: 73.3 m
Height: 21.08 m
Wing Area: 628 m
Empty Weight: 181,000 kg
Loaded Weight: 214,000 kg
Maximum Takeoff Weight: 402,000 kg
Powerplant: 4 Progress D-18T high-bypass turbofan engines, 229 kN thrust each
Maximum Speed: 920 km/h
Cruise Speed: 865 km/h
Ferry Range: 14,000 km
Range: 3700 km (with maximum payload)
Service Ceiling: 13,000 m
Rate of Climb: 17 m/s
Wing Loading: 640.1 kg/m
Landing Length: 900 m


Crew: 5-6
Passengers: 30 on upper deck
Payload: 80,000 kg
Length: 57.92 m
Wingspan: 64.4 m
Height: 12.53 m
Wing Area: 345 m
Empty Weight: 114,000 kg
Maximum Takeoff Weight: 250,000 kg
Powerplant: 4 Kuznetsov NK-12MA turboprop engines, 15,000 hp
Maximum Speed: 740 km/h
Range: 11,000 km with 45,000 kg payload
5000 km (with maximum payload)
Service Ceiling: 8200 m
Rate of Climb: 12 m/s

Trainers


Crew: 2 (pilot, instructor)
Length: 7.745 m
Wingspan: 9.3 m
Height: 2.7 m
Wing Area: 15 m
Empty Weight: 1015 kg
Maximum Takeoff Weight: 1305 kg
Powerplant: 1 Vedeneyev M-14P nine-cylinder radial engine, 360 hp
Maximum Speed: 315 km/h
Cruise Speed: 230 km/h
Range: 550 km
Service Ceiling: 4500 m
Rate of Climb: 7 m/s
Wing Loading: 76 kg/m


Crew: 2 (pilot, instructor)
Length: 7.72 m
Wingspan: 8.82 m
Height: 2.47 m
Typical Flight Weight: 1320 kg
Maximum Takeoff Weight: 1490 kg
Powerplant: 1 RED Aircraft A03 V-12 four-stroke diesel engine, 500 hp
Maximum Speed: 512 km/h
Range: 1570 km
Service Ceiling: 4500 m
Rate of Climb: 14 m/s


Crew: 2 (pilot, WSO/instructor)
Length: 11.49 m
Wingspan: 9.84 m
Height: 4.76 m
Wing Area: 23.52 m
Empty Weight: 4600 kg
Loaded Weight: 7250 kg
Maximum Takeoff Weight: 10,290 kg
Powerplant: 2 Ivchenko-Progress AI-222-25 turbofan engines, 24.52 kN thrust each
Maximum Speed: 1060 km/h
Cruise Speed: 892 km/h
Range: 2200 km
Combat Range: 570 km
Service Ceiling: 12,500 m
Rate of Climb: 65 m/s
Wing Loading: 275 kg/m
Armament: (none standard in trainer configuaration)
Guns: 1 30 mm Gryazev-Shipunov GSh-30-1 autocannon with 250 rounds
9 Hardpoints in total: 2 wingtip launchers, 6 underwing hardpoints and 1 fuselage pylon capable of carrying 3500 kg of ordnance
Rockets: UB-32A rocket pods for S-5 rockets, B-8M1 rocket pods for S-8 rockets, S-13, S-24, S-25
Air-to-Air Missiles: R-74
Air-to-Surface Missiles: Kh-23, Kh-25ML, Kh-29L, Kh-28
Bombs: BETAB-500 concrete-penetrating bomb, FAB-250 general-purpose bomb, FAB-500 GP bomb, FAN-500 bomb, KAB-500KR TV-guided bomb, ZAB-500 incendiary bomb
Other Equipment: ASO-2V decoy dispensers
Avionics:
Phazotron Kopyo radar
DISS-7 radar
SO-69 IFF transponder
SPO-15 radar warning receiver


Crew: 3-10 (pilot, co-pilot, navigator, radio operator, EW operator, certain instructors, various others on certain training missions)
Passengers: Up to 73, however only 20 are carried at any one time (includes instructors)
Payload: Up to 8200 kg of equipment or cargo
Length: 37.1 m
Wingspan: 29.01 m
Height: 9.02 m
Wing Area: 127.3 m
Empty Weight: 27,960 kg
Loaded Weight: 47,000 kg
Maximum Takeoff Weight: 47,600 kg
Powerplant: 2 Soloviev D-30-II turbofan engines, 66.68 kN thrust each
Maximum Speed: 952 km/h
Cruise Speed: 855 km/h
Range: 3000 km
Ferry Range: 3700 km
Service Ceiling: 13,500 m
Rate of Climb: 28 m/s
Wing Loading: 369 kg/m

Rotary-Wing Aircraft



Crew: 3 (pilot, co-pilot, flight engineer)
Passengers: 26 passengers
or 24 fully laden troops
or 12 stretchers & 1 medical attendant
Payload: 4000 kg internally
5000 kg externally slung
Length: 18.465 m
Height: 5.65 m
Empty Weight: 7489 kg
Loaded Weight: 11,100 kg
Maximum Takeoff Weight: 13,000 kg
13,500 kg with underslung load
Powerplant: 2 Klimov VK-2500PS-03 turboshaft engines, 2400 hp each
Maximum Speed: 285 km/h
Cruise Speed: 265 km/h
Ferry Range: 1100 km
Range: 800 km (with standard payload)
Service Ceiling: 6000 m
Rate of Climb: 8 m/s
Armament:
Up to 1500 kg of ordnance on 6 external hardpoints


Crew: 5 (pilot, co-pilot, navigator, flight engineer, flight technician)
Passengers: 90 troops
or 60 stretchers and 8 medical personnel
Payload: 20,000 kg of cargo
Length: 40.025 m
Height: 8.145 m
Empty Weight: 28,200 kg
Loaded Weight: 49,600 kg
Maximum Takeoff Weight: 56,000 kg
Powerplant: 2 x Ivchenko-Progress AI-136 turboshaft engines, 11,400 hp
Maximum Speed: 295 km/h
Ferry Range: 1960 km (with auxiliary tanks)
Range: 800 km
Service Ceiling: 4600 m
Rate of Climb: 10 m/s


Crew: 1 or 2 (pilot, WSO)
Length: 16 m
Height: 4.93 m
Empty Weight: 7700 kg
Loaded Weight: 9800 kg
Maximum Takeoff Weight: 10,800 kg
Powerplant: 2 Klimov VK-2500 turboshaft engines, 2400 hp each
Maximum Speed: 315 km/h
Ferry Range: 1260 km
Range: 550 km
495 km (fully-loaded)
Service Ceiling: 5500 m
Rate of Climb: 13 m/s
Armament:
Guns: 1 mobile semi-rigid 30 mm Shipunov 2A42 autocannon
Up to 2500 kg of ordnance on 6 hardpoints, with another 2 wingtip hardpoints available for air-to-air missiles and countermeasure pods
Rockets: Up to 4 x B-8V20 S-8 rocket launchers or B-13L S-13 rocket launchers on inner 4 hardpoints
Missiles: Up to 2 x APU-6 Missile racks on inner 2 hardpoints, carrying up to 12 9K121 Vikhr anti-tank missiles, R-73 air-to-air missiles or Kh-25 air-to-surface missiles
Bombs: 250 or 500 kg bombs on inner 2-4 hardpoints, up to 2-4 x MBD multiple ejector bomb racks on inner hardpoints
Gunpods: Up to 2 x 23 mm UPK-23-250 gun pods on inner 2 hardpoints
Other Ordnance: Up to 4 x 9K38 Igla air-to-air missile launchers under wingtip countermeasure pods
Other Equipment: Up to 2 x 500 L fuel tanks on inner 2 hardpoints, up to 4 UV-26 countermeasure pods with 2 on each wingtip with flare and chaff countermeasure dispensers


Crew: 2 (pilot, WSO)
Length: 17.01 m
Wingspan: 4.88 m across (stub wings)
Height: 3.82 m
Empty Weight: 8590 kg
Loaded Weight: 10,700 kg
Maximum Takeoff Weight: 11,500 kg
Powerplant: 2 Klimov VK-2500 turboshaft engines, 2700 hp each
Maximum Speed: 320 km/h
Ferry Range: 1100 km
Range: 465 km
300 km (combat range)
Service Ceiling: 5700 m
Rate of Climb: 14 m/s
Armament:
Guns: 1 mobile semi-rigid 30 mm Shipunov 2A42 autocannon
Up to 2000 kg of ordnance on 4 hardpoints, with another 2 wingtip hardpoints available for air-to-air missiles and countermeasure pods
Rockets: Up to 2 x B-8V20 S-8 rocket launchers or B-13L S-13 rocket launchers on outer 2 hardpoints
Missiles: Up to 2 x APU-6 Missile racks on inner 2 hardpoints, carrying up to 12-16 9K121 Vikhr anti-tank missiles, 9M120 Ataka-V anti-tank missiles, 9M123 Khrizantema anti-tank missiles, R-73 air-to-air missiles or Kh-25 air-to-surface missiles
Bombs: 250 or 500 kg bombs on inner 2-4 hardpoints, up to 2-4 x MBD multiple ejector bomb racks on inner hardpoints
Gunpods: Up to 2 x 23 mm UPK-23-250 gun pods on inner 2 hardpoints
Other Ordnance: Up to 4 x 9K38 Igla air-to-air missile launchers under wingtip countermeasure pods
Other Equipment: Up to 2 x 500 L fuel tanks on inner 2 hardpoints, up to 4 UV-26 countermeasure pods with 2 on each wingtip with flare and chaff countermeasure dispensers
Avionics:
H025 radar
Izdeliye 296 onboard radio-electronic data processing system


Crew: 2-3 (pilot, WSO and sometimes technician)
Passengers: 12 passengers
or 8 fully laden troops
or 4 stretchers and 1 medical officer
Payload: 2400 kg externally slung
Length: 17.5 m (fuselage only)
Wingspan/Width: 6.5 m across (stub wings)
Height: 6.5 m
Empty Weight: 8500 kg
Maximum Takeoff Weight: 12,000 kg
Powerplant: 2 Isotov TV3-117 turboshaft engines, 2200 hp each
Maximum Speed: 335 km/h
Range: 550 km
Service Ceiling: 4900 m
Rate of Climb: 15 m/s
Armament:
Guns: 1 x twin-barrel GSh-23L autocannon
Up to 1500 kg of ordnance on 6 hardpoints
Rockets: Up to 4 x B-8V20 S-8 rocket launchers on inner 4 hardpoints
Missiles: Up to 4 x 9M120 Ataka ATGM, mounted in pairs on outer hardpoints
Bombs: 250 or 500 kg bombs on inner 2-4 hardpoints, up to 2-4 x MBD multiple ejector bomb racks on inner hardpoints
Other Ordnance: Up to 2-4 x KGMU2V submunition/mine dispenser pods on inner hardpoints
Fuel tanks of various weights may also be carried on inner 2 hardpoints
Avionics:
OPS-24N-1L observation-sight system (equipped with long-wave matrix thermal imager, TV camera, and laser rangefinder) or GOES-342 electro-optical range finder/targeting system
KNEI-24E-1 flight navigation system
PKV-8-35 digital flight system
PrVK-24-2 targeting system
L370 Vitebsk electronic countermeasure system
GLONASS/GPS navigation system

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