Information about the Sukhoi Su34 Super Flanker

Su-34 Fullback The Sukhoi Su34 SuperFlanker is an long range strategic bomber, which if needed can perform air-air missions.

Contractor: Sukhoi Design Bureau
Type: long range tactical bomber
Crew: 1 pilot and 1 weapons systems officer, side-by-side

Photo from Stefano Caporelli's Site.

Its First Flight was in 1993.
In october 2002, the first operational squadron of Su-34's entered active service in the Russian Air Force, although the squadron was not yet complete.

Su-34 SuperFlanker
Maximum take-off weight 44,300 kg 97,664 lbs
Wing span 15.30 m 50 ft
Length 25.00 m 82 ft
Height 6.30 m 20.6 ft
Engine 2x Lyulka-Saturn Al-31FM turbofans, each with 14,000 kgf (2x 137.2 kN)
Maximum speed Mach 1.8 at high altitude
Weapons 1x GSh-301 30mm cannon plus 8,000 kg of payloan: R-73, R-77 air-to-air missiles, AS-13, AS-17 and AS-18 air-to-ground missiles, KAB-500 laser-guided bombs
Maximum Range 4,000 km 2,485 mi