Top 7 Most Dangerous Aircraft of the Russian Air Force

7. the Su-35 fighter

Russian multi-role, ultra-maneuverable Generation 4++ fighter. Objectively, in terms of its characteristics, it meets the requirements of the fifth generation aircraft. The machine is fresh, in fact, is a deep reworking of the Su-27.

The Su-35 made its first flight in 2008. It began operating in 2014. To date, the Russian Air Force has 112 production Su-35s in service. Over the past five five years, the Sukhoi Design Bureau has produced 78 fighters, which corresponds to about 15 fighters produced per year. In the near future it is planned to supply a number of other machines.

Crew - 1 person. Maximum speed at altitude is 2 500 km/h. It is armed with cannons, air-to-air and air-to-surface missiles, including high-precision and guided missiles.

6. Su-57 fighter

Russian fifth-generation multipurpose fighter developed by the Sukhoi Design Bureau. Small-scale production of Su-57 prototypes began in 2013. At the end of 2020, delivery of the first production fighters for the Russian Air Force began. There is a total of 1 such serial fighter in Russia.

The promising fighter was created as a replacement for the Su-27. Jointly with India, an export modification of Su-57E is being developed. Work on the project started in 2002, and the first tests were held in 2010.

Crew - 1 person. Top speed at altitude - 2 600 km / h. Practical ceiling is 20,000 meters. The fighter is armed with a cannon and air-to-air ammunition in the fuselage bomber.

5.The Tu-160 "White Swan" Bomber

Supersonic strategic bomber-missile-carrier developed by the Tupolev design bureau. Tupolev design bureau. The Tu-160 is the largest and most powerful supersonic aircraft. The Tu-160 is the heaviest and fastest combat aircraft in the world.

Development of the bomber began in the 1970s. The first flight of the prototype took place in 1981. On June 10, 2010, 2 Tu-160s set a record for range in a day, flying 18,000 km with two in-air refuelings.

"White Swans" are in service only with the Russian Air Force. To date, a total of 35 aircraft have been produced. Every year Russia receives about two of these bombers. The crew is designed for 4 people. Maximum speed at altitude is 2 300-2 500 km / h. Practical ceiling is 21,000 meters. The aircraft is capable of lifting up to 40 tons of bombs in the air, including modern bombs of the secret project series X.

4.The Su-34 "Utkonos" fighter

Russian multifunctional fighter-bomber designed for high-precision missile and bomb strikes. It was developed in the second half of the 1980s. The fighter made its maiden flight on March 21, 1990. The Su-35 is the main strike aircraft of the Russian Air Force today. As of the end of 2020, there were a total of 122 production machines. Annually Chkalov Aircraft Plant produces about 13 fighters for the needs of the Russian Air Force.

The crew is 2 people. The maximum speed of the fighter at altitude - 1 900 km / h. Practical ceiling is 17,000 meters. Combat patrol radius is 1 100 km. In addition to missile and bomb armament, the Su-34 is equipped with an air cannon and the famous Khibiny electronic warfare system.

MiG-35 fighter

The multi-purpose light Russian fighter of generation 4++. In 2015, it was planned to produce 30 MiG-35 fighters, but at the end of 2020 there are only 10 of them.

Maximum speed at altitude is 2,400 km/h. Practical ceiling is 17 500 meters. The MiG-35 fighter is armed with the GSh-30-1 cannon and all types of guided and unguided "air-to-air" and "air-to-surface" missiles weighing up to 500 kg.

The multi-role heavy fighter of generation 4+ based on the Su-27. Development of the Su-30 began in the mid-1980s. The commencement of the prototype operation can be traced to the fighter's first public appearance at an air show in 1992.

In addition to Russia, the fighter is operated in India, China, Algeria, Vietnam, Venezuela, Indonesia, Malaysia and a number of other countries. The plane attracts interest of foreign customers.

The maximum speed at altitude is 2,125 km/h. Practical ceiling is 17 300 m. Armament - cannon and all types of guided and unguided medium-range air-to-air missiles placed on ten anchor points.

1.The MiG-31 fighter

The first domestic fourth-generation fighter. The MiG-31 is a two-seat supersonic long-range fighter-interceptor. The first flight of the plane took place in 1975. It entered service in 1981.

MiG-31 is operated in Russia, Kazakhstan and China. Now in Russia a number of aircraft are undergoing modernization. A total of 519 production units. The maximum speed at high altitude is 3,000 km/h. Practical ceiling - 20,600 meters.

Armament - cannon and guided missiles, placed on two hangers on each wing. Possible fire of "air-surface" ammunition.

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