Sukhoi Su-24M Aircraft Data
Photo ID 150522 by Oleg Volkov. Ukraine Air Force Sukhoi Su 24M, 66 WHITE
(Data for Su-24M) Long-range strike and interdictor.

The Sukhoi Su-24M, NATO reporting-name Fencer-D, is the second interation of the seventies-vintage Su-24. The biggest distinction is the additional of the inflight refueling probe, centerline, in front of the cockpit and the single-point nose probe. Russia's first digital navigation and attack suite was put to service in the Su-24, very similar to the USAF's "Pave Tack" system for the F-111.

Fencers have seen combat in Afghanistan, Chechnya, North Africa and possibly, in Angola. Export versions of the Su-24M were designated Su-24MK and supplied to primarily middle-eastern clients. In the 1990's Su-24M's started an upgrade program to enable them to continue front-line service into the 21st Century. Upgraded aircraft can carry the latest air-to-air missiles and are designated Su-24M2.
  • Country of Origin: Russia
  • First Flight: 6/20/79
  • Initial Service Date: 6/1/81
  • No. Built: 1,400
  • No. In Service: 450 (approx.)
  • No. of Hardpoints: 8
  • Crew: 2

Power:

2 x Lyulka AL-21F-3A afterburning turbojets at 24,675 lbf

Weapons:

1 × GSh-6-23 cannon, 500 rounds of ammunition.
2 x R-60 AAM's.
4 × Kh-23 radio-command missiles.
4 × Kh-25ML laser-guided missiles.
2 × Kh-28, Kh-58, or Kh-31P anti-radiation missiles.
3 × Kh-29L/T laser/TV-guided missiles.
2 × Kh-59 'Ovod' TV-command guided missiles.
KAB-500KR TV-guided and KAB-500L laser-guided bombs.
Unguided 55 mm S-5 rockets, 80 mm S-8 rockets, or 120 mm S-13 rockets.
General-purpose bombs, external gun pods, and tactical nuclear weapons.

Dimensions:

Length: 80 ft. 6 in.
Wing Span: 57 ft. 10 in./34 ft.
Wing Area: 594 sq.ft
Height: 20 ft. 4 in.
Empty Weight: 49,165 lbs
Max. Weight: 96,505 lbs
Max. Ordnance Load: 18,637 lbs
Internal Fuel: 24,471 lbs

Performance:

Max. Speed: 815 mph
Service Ceiling: 36,090 ft.
Max. Range: 1,500 nm

Operators:

Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Russia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan

Random great photos of the Sukhoi Su-24M:

Photo ID 168437 by Sergey Koptsev. Russia Air Force Sukhoi Su 24M, RF 92245
Photo ID 72512 by Carl Brent. Ukraine Air Force Sukhoi Su 24M,
Photo ID 150506 by Oleg Volkov. Ukraine Air Force Sukhoi Su 24M,
Photo ID 42300 by Chris Lofting. Russia Air Force Sukhoi Su 24M, RF 92245
Photo ID 160070 by Chris Lofting. Ukraine Air Force Sukhoi Su 24M, 45 WHITE
Photo ID 174637 by Sasha Beltyukov. Russia Air Force Sukhoi Su 24M, RF 92249
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