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Latest Russian bombers stand long-distance test
Voice of Russia ^
| Voice of Russia
Posted on 06/23/2010 9:03:19 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld
A wing of latest Russian Sukhoi-34 fighter bombers has successfully accomplished a non-stop 6-thousand-kilometre test flight from the region of Lipetsk south of Moscow to the region of Khabarovsk in the Russian Far East. The Sukhoi-34s predecessor in the niche, the Sukhoi-24, cannot fly further than 3 thousand kilometres.
The Sukhoi-34 is a two-seater with a length of 22 metres and a wingspan of 14.7 metres. The maximum speed is 19 hundred kilometres an hour.
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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: aerospace; coldwar2; russianairforce; su34; sukhoi
IIRC, the 34 is a two-seat adaptation of the Flanker series (Su-27, Su-30, etc.) The Russians are definitely getting their money’s worth out of that platform.
posted on 06/23/2010 9:06:18 PM PDT
(Serpentine, Shel! SERPENTINE!)
Is our President concerned ... Naw, he would rather play golf or something.
posted on 06/23/2010 9:09:00 PM PDT
(Rush, Beck and others are giving us the dots; it is up to us to connect them.)
posted on 06/23/2010 11:23:43 PM PDT
Looks like a flashing neon billboard with a blaring bullhorn for any kind of radar.
posted on 06/24/2010 2:38:16 AM PDT
(Damn the middle-class social conventions that require me to mow all those violets and buttercups!)
Basically the F-111ski in terms of role.
posted on 06/24/2010 4:28:08 PM PDT
(If I don't like you, it's most likely your culture or your ideology that pissed me off.)
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