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
Fuselage forebody assembly
The crew cabin is made with use of titanium armour (17 mm thick)
Fuselage pressure-sealing tests
Final assembly shop
The aviation equipment is made by 6000 workers and specialists. Their average age is 25-40 years old.