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The Sukhoi Su-24, Paperback / softback Book

The Sukhoi Su-24 Paperback / softback

Part of the Top Drawings series

Paperback / softback


Su-24 (Fencer) is a Soviet jet bomber with variable-geometry wings.

The aircraft was supposed to be a response to the American F-111, and therefore it's structurally similar.

Su-24 can operate in any weather conditions, also at night.

It was designed to carry tactical nuclear weapons. In the 1960s, the military command of the Soviet Union set requirements for a new attack aircraft that would be able to operate despite strong ant-aircraft defense of NATO troops.

An aircraft was expected to fly on a very low altitude at a very high speed.

Initially, it was based on Su-7 and Su-15 airframes, but due to the decision to use variable-geometry wing, it was necessary to build a completely new structure.

Variable geometry allowed to achieve high speeds while maintaining good takeoff and landing characteristics.

This is how Su-24 was born. The first prototype was flown on July 2, 1967 (marked as T6-1), and the second on January 17, 1970 (T6-2I).

Variable-geometry wings were only used in the second prototype.

In December 1971, the first serial Su-24 was built, but due to the prolonged acceptance tests (lasting until 1974), the aircraft officially did not become operational until February 1975.

Su-24 was named Fencer in the NATO code.


  • Format:Paperback / softback
  • Pages:20 pages, Drawing sheets, colour profiles
  • Publisher:Kagero Oficyna Wydawnicza
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  • ISBN:9788366148741



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