Production of Su-34 In Novosibirsk

Production of Su-34 In Novosibirsk

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.

Production of Su-34 In Novosibirsk

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.

Production of Su-34 In Novosibirsk

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

Production of Su-34 In Novosibirsk

Assembly shop panorama

Production of Su-34 In Novosibirsk

Glider panels assembly

Production of Su-34 In Novosibirsk

Formers assembly

Production of Su-34 In Novosibirsk

Elements connection

Production of Su-34 In Novosibirsk

Fuselage forebody assembly

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

Production of Su-34 In Novosibirsk

Fuselage pressure-sealing tests

Production of Su-34 In Novosibirsk

Production of Su-34 In Novosibirsk

Final assembly shop

Production of Su-34 In Novosibirsk

Mounting equipment

Production of Su-34 In Novosibirsk

Production of Su-34 In Novosibirsk

The aviation equipment is made by 6000 workers and specialists. Their average age is 25-40 years old.

Production of Su-34 In Novosibirsk

Aviation equipment engineers are highly demanded.

Production of Su-34 In Novosibirsk

Production of Su-34 In Novosibirsk

Production of Su-34 In Novosibirsk

Production of Su-34 In Novosibirsk

Empennage actuator

Production of Su-34 In Novosibirsk

Production of Su-34 In Novosibirsk

When the fuselage is ready it’s turn of mounters to work. In their hands vehicles turn into living organisms.

Production of Su-34 In Novosibirsk

Many processes are fulfilled exceptionally by program products.

Production of Su-34 In Novosibirsk

Production of Su-34 In Novosibirsk

The plane was used for covering actions of striking aviation by carrying out radioelectronic combat with Georgian air defence systems.

Production of Su-34 In Novosibirsk

By the end of 2020 the plant should supply 92 planes to the Russian air military forces.

Location: Novosibirsk

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10 thoughts on “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.

      • 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.

    • 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. 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?

    • 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.

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