Sukhoi Su-22M4 Fitter-K Aircraft Data
Photo ID 183039 by Rainer Mueller. Germany Air Force Sukhoi Su 22M4 Fitter K, 98 14
The Sukhoi Su-22 (NATO reporting name: Fitter) is a Soviet variable-sweep wing fighter-bomber developed from the Sukhoi Su-7. It enjoyed a long career in Soviet, later Russian, service and was widely exported to Eastern Bloc, Arab air forces, Angola and Peru as the Su-22. It is the first variable-sweep wing of Russian/Soviet origin

The Su-22MR Fitter-K is the final production version with considerably upgraded avionics, including RSDN navigation (similar to LORAN), beacon navigation, inertial navigation, a more powerful (Klyon) "Kлён-54" laser rangefinder, radio compass, and SPO-15LE ("Sirena") radar-warning system. Additional fuselage inlets (including ram-air inlet at the base of the fin) to improve engine cooling airflow, and a fixed air intake shock cone. Many aircraft were equipped for the use of TV-guided missiles and BA-58 Vjuga pod for anti-radiation missiles. AL-21F-3 engine. Export version was designated Su-22M4 (factory S-54K). First flight: 19 June 1980 with Yu. A. Yegorov at the controls. Su-17M4 was manufactured 1981–1988, Su-22M4 was manufactured 1983–1990.
  • Country of Origin: Soviet Union
  • First Flight: 1983
  • Initial Service Date: 1983
  • No. Built: 771
  • No. In Service: 150 (approx.)
  • No. of Hardpoints: 12
  • Crew: 1

Power:

1 × Lyulka AL-21F-3 afterburning turbojet at 76.4 kN or Thrust with afterburner: at 109.8 kN

Weapons:

Guns:
2 × 30 mm Nudelman-Rikhter NR-30 autocannons (80 rounds per gun, 160 rounds total)
UPK-23 or SPPU-22 gun pods for 2 × Gryazev-Shipunov GSh-23L autocannons
Hardpoints: 12 hardpoints with a capacity of up to 4,000 kg (8,800 lb) of stores and provisions to carry combinations of:
Missiles:
Air-to-air missiles:
K-13
R-60
R-73
Air-to-surface missiles:
Kh-23 Grom
Kh-25ML
Kh-29L/T/D
Anti-radiation missiles:
Kh-58
Kh-27PS
Kh-28
Bombs: drop bombs, laser-guided bombs, electro-optical bombs, napalm bombs, drag chute bombs and cluster bombs

Dimensions:

Length: 19.02 m.
Wing Span: 13.68 m.
Wing Area: 38.5 m²
Height: 5.12 m.
Empty Weight: 12,160 kg.
Max. Weight: 19,430 kg.
Max. Ordnance Load: 16,400 kg.
Internal Fuel: 3,770 kg.

Performance:

Max. Speed: 1,400 kph
Service Ceiling: 14,200 m.
Normal Range: 1,750 km
Max. Range: 2,300 km

Operators:

Angola; Iran; Libya; Poland; Syria; Vietnam; Democratic Republic of Afghanistan; Armenia; Azerbaijan; Belarus; Bulgaria; Czechoslovakia; Czech Republic; East Germany; Egypt; Germany; Hungary; Iraq; Kazakhstan; Libyan Arab Jamahiriya; North Yemen; Peru; Russia; Slovakia; South Yemen; Soviet Union; Turkmenistan; Ukraine; Uzbekistan; Yemen.

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