Skip to comments.Latest Russian bombers stand long-distance test
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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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.
Is our President concerned ... Naw, he would rather play golf or something.
Looks like a flashing neon billboard with a blaring bullhorn for any kind of radar.
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