7 Production of Russian SU-34 Fullback Twin Engine Strike Fighters

Production of Russian SU-34 Fullback Twin Engine Strike Fighters

Posted on September 21, 2015 by tim

The Sukhoi SU-34s are Russian twin-engine, twin-seat strike fighters, intended to replace the older Sukhoi Su-24s. Not many of those are deployed yet. The first jets were received into the Air Force in 2008 – and as of July 2015, only around 70 aircraft are flying. These planes and its production facilities were probably top secret before, and maybe in Soviet Times it would be totally impossible to get into the facility. However nowadays some bloggers with connections are able to get into the factory and can even take detailed photos of what’s going on in those factories. And thanks to one such blogger – Aslan – we are now able to see the previously top secret stuff at Sukhoi’s Novosibirsk air factory.

Basically, the SU-34 is the first new aircraft in post Soviet Russia. NATO calls it Fullback. Russian pilots called it “Duckling”. Aslan says that the first time he saw its engine – in the pic above – it instantly reminded him a Star Wars scene of the young Skywalker racing.

An SU-34 contains over 57,000 parts and details – just imagine! They are all needed to be assembled in exact predefined order. Some parts, like engines, come from other factories.


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7 Responses to “Production of Russian SU-34 Fullback Twin Engine Strike Fighters”

  1. TysonZA says:

    I think the test pilots have the best job ever, Epic

  2. Rob Normann says:

    SU-34 is the most awesome fighter in the world. Wladimir, if you want to send me a birthday precent ill be werey happy for one of those excellent birds. My adress is Norway, somewhere up the mountains.

  3. Rob Normann says:

    When one see a SU-34 in the mirror i recomend to just pull over.

  4. RB says:

    who docent love Russian jets? I hope one day Russia has some kind of huge film industry like Hollywood. Nothing special about Hollywood except it is a huge industry. Some of the best movies they ever made were about how cool Russia is. (Hunt for Red October) is a good example and I have never seen any movies from Russia about jet planes. jmho

  5. Peter Thompson says:

    Every time I read about a Sukhoi fighter jet, I think about Sergey Bogdan …. is he just the best ever?

  6. Kecap Manis says:

    How time has changed. In Soviet time, you will be sent to Siberia labour camp for posting these pictures. Hehehe…

  7. Bola says:

    Is it really safe to post pictures of military aircraft factory and theur process ?
    russia must protect her secret.

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