As the Russian-Ukraine conflict continues, fighter jets are playing an increasingly important role in attacking the country. But the Russians have modern aero planes that can tear through any conflict. Let’s take a look at five of the most dangerous warplanes ever produced and their capabilities.
No 5, The Sukhoi Su 27.
It is a twin-engine supermaneuverable fighter aircraft with Soviet origins. It has a range of 3,530 kilometer’s, a fuel capacity of 9,400 kg, a top speed of 2,500 kilometers, heavy aircraft ordnance, modern avionics, and exceptional maneuverability. The Su-27 was developed for air superiority duties, although later variants can undertake nearly all aerial combat roles. It was created as a companion to the Mikoyan MiG-29.
No 4, The Mig 35
It is a Russian multirole fighter designed by Mikoyan, a United Aircraft Corporation division. It is a development of the MiG-29 and is marketed as a 4++ generation jet fighter. It has a top speed of 2,100 kilometres per hour and a combat range of 2100 kilometres. The klimov RD 33Mk has a maximum takeoff weight of roughly 24500 kg. With afterburner, it produces 88.2 kN.
It can climb 65,000 feet per minute and can carry a variety of bombs, as well as Air to Air and Surface missiles, as well as Anti-radiation and Anti-Ship Missiles.
No 3, The Su-35.
It’s the name given to two upgraded versions of the Su-27 air-defense fighter. Sukhoi Design Bureau created them and the Komsomolsk-on-Amur Aircraft Plant produced them. They are single-seat, twin-engine, supermaneuverable aircraft.
It has a top speed of 2400 km/h, a range of 3600 km, and a maximum altitude of 59000 feet.
It has a fuel capacity of 11,500 kg and a combat range of 1600 km. It can carry various weapons like S25, Air to air and the Surface and Anti-ship missiles and anti-radiations missiles. It can carry the TV guided and laser Guided bombs.
No 2, Tu-160.
It is a supersonic, variable-sweep wing heavy strategic bomber designed by the Tupolev Design Bureau in the Soviet Union in the 1970s. It is the largest and heaviest Mach 2+ supersonic military aircraft ever built.
The 4 samara NK 321 afterburning engine powers this aircraft, which can take off up to 157,000 kg. It has a top speed of 2,220 km/h and a range of 12,300 km. It has a service ceiling of 52,000 feet and a rate of climb of 14,000 feet per minute.
It has two internal rotary launchers, each containing six Raduga Kh 55SM cruise missiles and twelve short-range nuclear missiles, and two internal bays for 45,000 kg of munitions.
No 1, The Su 57.
Sukhoi has designed a single-seat, twin-engine stealth multirole fighter. The design combines stealth, supermaneuvrability, super cruise, integrated avionics, and considerable internal payload capacity, making it a multirole fighter capable of aerial warfare as well as ground and sea strike.
At Mach 1.5, the maximum speed is 2,135 km/h, with a range of 3500 km and a service ceiling of 66,000 feet. It has a 70 meter per seconds rate of ascent and It can carry a variety of missiles, including the r77 m and r74 m2 air-to-air missiles. Air-to-surface missiles weighing 4 kg and measuring 38 meters, as well as anti-ship and anti-radiation missiles. it can also carry 500 kg cluster bomb + active homing anti-tank drill