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Military Knowledge: Sukhoi Su-30 Multirole Fighter Jet

The Sukhoi Su-30 (NATO reporting name: Flanker-C) is a multirole fighter for all-weather, air-to-air and air-to-surface deep interdiction missions, a twin-engine, two-seat supermaneuverable fighter aircraft developed in the Soviet Union by Russia’s Sukhoi Aviation Corporation.

Specifications:
– Multirole fighter, air superiority fighter
– Origin: Soviet Union / Russia
– Design group: Sukhoi
– Built by KnAAPO and Irkut Corporation
– First flight: 31 December 1989
– Produced: 1992–present
– Status: In service
– Number built: More than 630
– Crew: 2
– Length: 21.935 meters
– Wingspan: 14.7 meters
– Height: 6.36 meters
– Empty weight: 17700 kg
– Max takeoff weight: 34500 kg
– Powerplant: 2 × Saturn AL-31FL afterburning turbofan engines

Performance:
– Maximum speed: 2120 km/h
– Range: 3000 km
– Service ceiling: 17300 m
– Rate of climb: 300 m/s

Armament:
– Hardpoints: 12 external pylons with a capacity of up to 8000 kg
– Cannon: 1 × 30 mm Gryazev-Shipunov GSh-30-1 autocannon with 150 rounds

– Missiles:
Air-to-air missiles: R-27R/ER/T/ET/P and R-73E and Vympel NPO R-77
Air-to-surface missiles: Kh-29T/L and Kh-59M/ME
Anti-ship missiles: Kh-31A
Anti-radiation missiles: Kh-31P

– Rockets:
S-8KOM/BM/OM
S-13T/OF
S-25OFM-PU

– Bombs:
RBK-500 and SPBE-D bomb cluster bombs
KAB-500KR general-purpose bomb, KAB-500OD bomb, KAB-1500KR GP bomb and KAB-1500L laser-guided bomb
FAB-500T GP and BETAB-500SHP bombs
ODAB-500PM, OFAB-250-270 and OFAB-100-120 bombs

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