So with all those talk about Syria and the bombings done by the Russian air force, let’s take a look how the most advanced and powerful jets are made. This photo report comes straight from the Novosibirsk SU-34 production line. These are the newest SU-34, which is called 4+ generation jet. The production started just a few years ago and there are only 73 such birds in Russian Air Force now. Some of them are now doing their job in Syria. We’ve seen some photos from this facility already, however one of our favorite bloggers, Slava, has taken some more really awesome photos of the facilities and the planes. Let’s see what the new SU-34 looks like:
NATO calls these bomber jet planes “Fullback”. It can hit both ground based and naval targets.
Because its a bomber jet, its widely used in Syria now. However since its a bomber it can’t stand up to the fighter jets, because its heavier and can’t maneuver as easily as fighters can.
Here are different parts of SU-34 being assembled.
Checking how well its done.
57,000 parts are used to build one plane.
Here are the 30mm cannons being mounted.
It takes 2.5 month to build one plane.
People working here get approx. $800 a month.
Besides the jets there are also some Sukhoi Super Jet (SSJ) passenger jets in same production facilities.
After planes are built they are tested outside.
Thanks a lot to Slava Helio for such awesome photos. His website is below: