Project T10V

Tactical (frontline) bomber Su-34

IB for Istryebityel Bombardirovshchik = Fighter Bomber
R for Razvyedchik = Reconaissance
FN is a export name of maritime version = Fighter for Navy (?)
In Russia aircraft is called Su-34, but Sukhoi bureau still (2012) call Su-32 its export version.

Manufacturer:

Новосибирское авиационное производственное объединение им. В.П. Чкалова
Novosibirsk Aircraft Production Association named after V.P. Chkalov (NAPO)
NAPO
(since 2013 "НОВОСИБИРСКИЙ АВИАЦИОННЫЙ ЗАВОД им. В.П. ЧКАЛОВА" = Novosibirsk Aircraft Plant named after V.P. Chkalov, NAZ)

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.
Few prototypes and preproduction aircrafts remains in hands of Sukhoi Design Bureau.
October 2013: firsts aircrafts for second air base in Morozovsk (Морозовск) - 2nd Air Group of the 6972 Air Base.


Prototypes and preproduction (Su-27IB, Su-32FN, Su-32, Su-34)

Designation Type Year Bort number Notes
T10V-1 1st prototype 04.1990 42

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.


Prototype of Sukhoi Su-27IB, 1990


Prototype of Sukhoi Su-27IB, rebuilt some years later.

T10V-2 2nd prototype 12.1993 43 First flight by design bureau's test pilots I.V. Votintsev and Ye.G. Revunov.


Prototype of Sukhoi Su-32, 12.1993

T10V-3 static-test airframe 1994 ? none

Airframe used to destructive static-tests.

T10V-5 preproduction 12.1994 45

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.


Prototype of Sukhoi Su-32. Number 349 is from Paris Air Show @ Le Bourget.

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.

T10? prototype 1997 ?

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.
T10V-8 preproduction 12.2003 48

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.


Serial 2004-2009

Designation Type Year Bort number Notes
T10WS (S for serial),
izdyelie 66
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.
First two aircrafts (01 and 02) were 12.2006 delivered to Russian air force.
Aircraft 02 in 2007 and 2008 was tested in Lipyetsk in 4 Cyentr Boyevovo Primyenyenya i Pyeryeuchivaniya Lyotnovo Sostava (CBPiPLS) [4th Centre of Combat Applications and Retraining of Flying Personel].
Third serial aircraft (with number 03) was delivered in beginning of the year (February?) 2009.
Fourth and fifth serial aircraft (04, 05) were delivered in 12.2009 to Lipyetsk.


Serial Sukhoi Su-34, 12.2006.


Serial since 2010

Designation Type Year Bort number Notes
T10WS (S for serial),
izdyelie 66
serial Su-34 Since 2010

Voronezh
2010: 06 07 08 09
2011: 01 02 03 04 05 10
2012: 11 12 20 21 22
2012: 23 24 25 26 27
2013: 34
2013: 28 29 30
2013: 31


Morozovsk
2013.10: 01 02 03
2013.12: 04 05 06 07 08 09
2014.06: 10 11 12
2014.07: 14 15 16
2014.10: 17 18 19 20 21 22
2014.12: ... .. .. 27 28 31
2014.05: 34 35 36 37

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.
It's a aircrafts from third serial batch: 03-01 ... 03-04 and (probably) 03-05 and 03-10, some with new Auxiliary Power Unit exhausts in tail (02, 05 10). In next weeks (12.2011 / 01.2012) rest of aircrafts from Lipyetsk (06, 07, 08 and 09) are expected in Voronezh...

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 25th 2012: to 4000th Air Base in Voronezh (airfield Baltimor) were delivered five aircrafts: 11 12 20 21 22 in darkgrey camouflage.

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.

Morozovsk AB

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.


Serial Sukhoi Su-34, 12.2011. New (ugly) painting scheme (called "aubergine, eggplant"), aircrafts #05 and #10.


Serial Sukhoi Su-34, 12.2012. Aircrafts #11, #12, #20, #21 and #22.


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