The Su-34 Fullback is the most advanced jet the Russian Air Force has deployed to Syria.
Entered in active service with the Russian Aerospace Forces in 2014, the Sukhoi Su-34 Fullback is a two-seat strike fighter with a maximum range of 4,000 km, a payload of up to 12,000 kg on 12 hardpoints, the ability to carry R-77 and and R-73 missiles, a 30 mm GSh-30-1 cannon, and a Khibiny ECM suite.
Six Fullbacks were deployed to Latakia, to join the RuAF contingent in Syria on Sept. 28. The aircraft took part to the first air strikes on ISIS targets using the only PGMs (Precision Guided Munitions) dropped by the Russian planes (mainly delivering dumb bombs) so far: the KAB-500S.
The infographic below (if you are reading from your mobile device click here), published by Sputnik, provides some interesting details about the Su-34.
Image credit: Sputnik News
there are 6 Su-34s in Syria, the Russians surely wouldn’t show only videos from those, while not publishing the videos from the dozens of older aircraft dropping old bombs, would they?? :)
Russian Airforce Sukhoi Su-34 Fullback (Сухой Су-34) Strike Fighter that replaced the Sukhoi Su-24
This video is the display of Sukhoi Su-34 at MAKS 2015
It cracks me up that they included a cooking station and a “WC” in their design! Can’t pee out the window at 30,000 feet!