Tactical (frontline) bomber Su-34
IB for Istryebityel Bombardirovshchik = Fighter Bomber
Новосибирское авиационное производственное объединение им. В.П. Чкалова
Current (10.2013) status:
Two squadrons of the Su-34 is operational in Voronezh (2 x 12, 2nd Air Group of the 7000 Air Base, airfield Baltimor) and Lipyetsk (serial production of Su-34 started in 2004; as prototype is used aircraft number 48). In 2013 Su-34 will be armed with new weapon.
Strike fighter Su-27IB was built from T10-39 (Su-27UB) with new radar and huge airframe modification. It's a two-seater with seats side-by-side. First flight by design bureau's test pilot A.A. Ivanov.
|T10V-2||2nd prototype||12.1993||43||First flight by design bureau's test pilots I.V. Votintsev and Ye.G. Revunov.|
|T10V-3||static-test airframe||1994 ?||none|
Airframe used to destructive static-tests.
Maritime patrol and strike fighter, known for export as Su-32FN, with MAD in tail instead of rear-looking radar.
In June 1995, having been renamed to the Su-32, the aircraft was for the first time shown abroad Russia at the Paris Air Show. In the summer of 1999, was used to establish 7 world records of lifting loads to high altitude.
|T10V-4||preproduction||12.1996||44||Known as Su-32FN, proposed to China and India in MAKS 2007.|
|T10V-6||preproduction||12.1997||46||Since 1999 tested on Akhtubinsk air-range.
In 2011 (maybe earlier) aircraft was shifted to Voronezh Aircraft Engineering University.
Prototype of reconaissance Su-27R for Russian air force; first flight 1997 by pilot Oleg Coj (Tsoy); intended to replace Su-24MR and MiG-25RB; no furter details and any photo.
|T10V-7||preproduction||12.2000||47||Since 1999 tested on Akhtubinsk air-range.|
Pattern to serial production of tactical bomber Su-34. Note that Su-34 is only aircrafts from Su-27/30 family equipped with radar developed by NPO Leninyets from St.Petersburg.
|T10WS (S for serial), |
|serial Su-34||2004-2009||2006: 01 02
2009: 03 04 05
Since the year 2004, the Novosibirsk facility produced a development batch of five Su-34 aircrafts.
|T10WS (S for serial), |
|serial Su-34||Since 2010||
2008: contract for 32 serial aircrafts
2010: The Novosibirsk facility (NAPO) produced first four aircrafts for Russian Air Force, delivered in December 2010 to Lipyetsk (06 07 08 09).
Voronezh AB (airfield Baltimor)
December 2011: to 4000th Air Base in Voronezh (airfield Baltimor) were delivered six aircrafts: 01 02 03 04 (do not confuse with "old" aircrafts with the same numbers!) in standard camouflage and 05 10 in darkgrey camouflage.
March 2012: contract for 92 serial aircrafts.
1 March 2012: Russian Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov and OAO "Sukhoi Company" General Director Озар Игорь Яковлевич [Ozar Igor Yakovlyevich] signed a state contract for delivery of 92 Su-34 frontline bombers from Новосибирском авиационном производственном объединении [Novosibirsk Aircraft Production Association, NAPO]. Aircrafts will be delivered till the year 2020, and will replace all of the Su-24 bombers currently in service.
Voronezh AB (Baltimor) 2nd squadron
December 29th 2012: five aircrafts were delivered to Russian Air Force (25th January 2013 from Novosibirski to Voronezh): 23 24 25 26 27 in darkgrey camouflage.
May 6th 2013: one aircraft were delivered to Russian Air Force (to Voronezh): 34 in darkgrey camouflage.
July 2013: three aircrafts were delivered to Russian Air Force (to Voronezh): 28 29 30 in darkgrey camouflage.
August 2013: three aircrafts displayed in Novosibirsk: 31 in darkgrey camouflage and two unpainted.
October 2013: 31 delivered to Voronezh.
October 2013: firsts three aircrafts for 2nd Air Group of the 6972 Air Base in Morozovsk (Морозовск): 01 02 03.
16th and 26th December 2013: six next aircrafts to Morozovsk 04 05 06 07 08 09.
Since December 2013 it's a base of 559th Air Regiment.
10th June 2014: three next aircrafts to Morozovsk 10 11 12. Return to standard blue camouflage.
17th July 2014: three aircrafts to Morozovsk: 14 15 16.
15th October 2014: six aircrafts to Morozovsk: 17 18 19 20 21 22.
8th December 2014: four aircrafts to Morozovsk, incl. 27.
22 December 2014: two aircrafts to Morozovsk, incl. 31.
21 May 2015: three aircrafts to Morozovsk 34 35 36.
29 May 2015: one aircraft to Morozovsk 37.
© 2008-2015 Mariusz Wojciechowski, Słupsk (Poland)