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Initial Operational Capability (IOC):
Also Known As: Fitter, Su-17M, Su-17M2, Su-17M2D, Su-17M3, Su-17M4, Su-17M4P, Su-17R, Su-17UM3, Su-20, Su-20R, Su-22, Su-22M3, Su-22M4, Su-22M5, Su-22U and Su-22UM
Parent System: Su-17
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1969
Total Production: ?
Description: Sukhoi Su-17 is a single-engine, supersonic, swing-wing, single-seat fighter-bomber derived from the Su-7 fixed-wing aircraft. Su-7 and Su-17 variants were dubbed Fitter by NATO. Su-20 and Su-22 designations refer to export models based on the Su-17. The Soviet Air Force utilized Su-17s to perform strike missions employing unguided/guided munitions. It is powered by either an AL-21 or R-29 turbofan engine.
In the early 2000s the Russian Air Force was retiring from service its Su-17 aircraft. Realizing that Su-22 remains active in large numbers with non-Russian operators Sukhoi developed the Su-22M5 version as an upgrade for existing Su-22s. Su-22M5 features state-of-the-art avionics and equipment.
Number of Engines: 1
Height: 5.13 meter
Length: 18.7 meter (61 foot)
Main Gun Caliber: 23 millimeter
Wingspan: 13.8 meter (45 foot)
Ceiling: 18,000 meter (59,055 foot)
Max Range: 1,100 kilometer (594 nautical mile)
Top Speed at High Altitude: 664 mps (2,391 kph)
Max Takeoff Thrust: 25,000 pound (11,340 kilogram)
Payload: 3,500 kilogram (7,716 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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