Sukhoi - Soviet Union / Russia
(Showcased structural values pertain to the Sukhoi Su-17M4 (Fitter-K) production variant)
1 x Lyulka AL-21F-3 turbojet engine developing 24,802 lb of thrust.
(1,155 kph | 624 kts)
(15,200 m | 9 mi)
(1,430 km | 2,648 nm)
♦ MACH Regime (Sonic)
RANGES (MPH) Subsonic: <614mph | Transonic: 614-921 | Supersonic: 921-3836 | Hypersonic: 3836-7673 | Hi-Hypersonic: 7673-19180 | Reentry: >19030
2 x 30mm Nudelman-Rikhter NR-30 autocannons in leading edge wing roots.
10 to 12 hardpoints for up to 9,000lb of mixed ordnance including conventional drop bombs, napalm, drag chute bombs, runway-defeating bombs, TV/Laser-guided bombs, rocket pods, gun pods, air-to-surface missiles and air-to-air missiles.
(Not all ordnance types may be represented in the showcase above)
Values are derrived from a variety of categories related to the design, overall function, and historical influence of this aircraft in aviation history.
The overall rating takes into account over 60 individual factors related to this aircraft entry.
Rating is out of a possible 100 points.
This entry's maximum listed speed (718mph).
Graph average of 563 miles-per-hour.
Sukhoi Su-17M4 (Fitter-K) operational range when compared to distances between major cities (in KM).
Max Altitude Visualization
The 3 qualities we look at for a balanced aircraft design are altitude, speed, and range.
Showcasing era cross-over of this aircraft design.
This entry's total production compared against the most-produced military and civilian aircraft types in history (Ilyushin IL-2 and Cessna 172, respectively).
Ribbon graphics not necessarily indicative of actual historical campaign ribbons. Ribbons are clickable to their respective aerial campaigns / operations / aviation periods.