10 Production of Su-34 In Novosibirsk

Production of Su-34 In Novosibirsk

Posted on June 14, 2012 by team

Novosibirsk aeronautic production association named after V. P. Chkalov (Chkalov plant) is one of the largest plane making enterprises of Russia that is a part of “Sukhoi” company. In the beginning of the 90s the plant began to master multi-purpose aviation complex Su-34. The first plane took off in 1993. Since 2006 they have started series delivery of these vehicles to the Russian air military forces.

Su-34 is capable to accelerate its speed up to 1,9 thousand kilometers an hour and perform flights at a distance up to 4000 km. Combat radius of the vehicle is 1,1 thousand kilometers.
The strike aircraft is armed with a 30-mm gun and has 12 mounting points for attachments with total mass of 8 tonnes.

Western analysts still cannot classify this plane. It is called “a multifunctional fighter” or “a bomber-fighter”.

Assembly shop panorama

Glider panels assembly

Formers assembly

Elements connection

Fuselage forebody assembly

The crew cabin is made with use of titanium armour (17 mm thick)

Fuselage pressure-sealing tests


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10 Responses to “Production of Su-34 In Novosibirsk”

  1. I can classify this airplane and Im from Wisconsin, USSA (the West).

    It is an A6 with balls. It even has the same wing form.

    • lbytesxk says:

      The A6 was an attack plane in Navy, this is fighter, otherwise you’re right on

      • Eneils Bailey says:

        It is classified a fighter-bomber by the Russian Air Force. It was developed as a new multi-role tactical aircraft to replace the swing-wing Su-24.

    • Eneils Bailey says:

      It does resemble the “Intruder.” The pilot/commander and the navigator/weapons operator sit side by side in the cockpit. I am surprised that the total to be acquired is 120 units, I thought it would be much more. It appears to be a unique hybrid searching for a substantial role in the Russian Air Force. The Russian have been toying with this concept for a fighter/bomber around since 1980. It would be a nice export weapon.

  2. DouglasU says:

    Warplanes …when we desperately need hospital MRI units. Sad really.

  3. mittens says:


  4. liptonius says:

    Does the long tail pod contain electronic or is it a housing for a set of speed reducing flaps such as were used by the Germans on some dive-bomber variants?

    • eneils says:

      That p&&is-shaped object protruding from the rear of the plane is actually a rearward-facing warning radar. This is probably needed because the plane can not maintain a constant 1.8 mach air speed for long periods of time at higher altitudes. The maximum speed at low altitudes is 1.2 mach. It is a defensive option for a relatively slow moving plane as far as modern jets are considered.

  5. E.Blackman says:

    Is this article also available in English?

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