IAF Su-30MKI  @IAFSu30

IAF Su-30MKI

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GENERL CHARACTERISTICS# Crew: 2 Length: 21.935 m (72.97 ft) Wingspan: 14.7 m (48.2 ft) Height: 6.36 m (20.85 ft) Wing area: 62.0 m² (667 ft²) Empty weight: 18,400 kg[80] (40,565 lb) Loaded weight: 24,900 kg (54,895 lb) Max. takeoff weight: 38,800 kg (85,600 lb) Powerplant: 2 × Lyulka AL-31FP turbofans with thrust vectoring, 123 kN with afterburner (27,500 lbf) PERFORMANCE# Maximum speed: Mach 1.9[79] (2,120 km/h, 1,320 mph[78]) at altitude; 1,350 km/h, 839 mph near ground level[78] Range: 3,000 km (1,620 nmi) at altitude; (1,270 km, 690 nmi near ground level; with no external fuel tanks) Endurance: 3.75 hrs (up to 10 hrs with in-flight refueling) Service ceiling: 17,300 m (56,800 ft) Rate of climb: >300 m/s (>45,275 ft/min) Wing loading: 401 kg/m² (82.3 lb/ft²) Thrust/weight: 1.0 ARMAMENTS# Guns: 1 × GSh-30-1 gun (30 mm caliber, 150 rounds) 12 hardpoints: 2 × wing-tip AAM launch rails, 6 × pylons under-wing, 2 × pylon under-engine nacelle, and 2 × pylons in tandem in the "arch" between the engines. It can be increased to 14 using multiple ejector racks. It can carry up to 8 tonnes of external stores. Air-to-air Missiles: 10 × R-77 (AA-12) active radar homing medium range AAM, 100 km 10 × Astra missile active radar homing medium range AAM, 80–110 km 6 × R-27ER (AA-10C) semi-active radar guided, long range AAM 130 km 6 × R-27ET (AA-10D) Infrared homing extended range version, long range AAM 120 km 2 × R-27R (AA-10A) semi-active radar guided, medium range AAM, 80 km 2 × R-27T (AA-10B) infrared homing seeker, medium range AAM, 70 km 6 × R-73 (AA-11) short range AAM, 30 km 3 × Novator KS-172 AAM-L 400 km, Indian/Russian air-to-air missile designed as an "AWACS killer" Air-to-surface Missiles: 3 × Kh-59ME TV guided standoff Missile, 115 km 3 × Kh-59MK active radar homing anti-ship missile, 285 km 4 × Kh-35 anti-ship missile, 130 km 1 × Brahmos supersonic cruise missile, 300 km 1 × Nirbhay subsonic cruise missile, 1,000 km 6 × Kh-31P/A anti-radar missile, 70 km 6 × Kh-29T/L laser-guided missile, 30 km 4 × S-8 rocket pods (80 unguided rockets) 4 × S-13 rocket pods (20 unguided rockets) Bombs: 8 × KAB-500L laser-guided bombs 3 × KAB-1500L laser-guided bombs 8 × FAB-500T dumb bombs 28 × OFAB-250-270 dumb bombs 32 × OFAB-100-120 dumb bombs 8 × RBK-500 cluster bombs
The Sukhoi Su-30MKI is an air superiority fighter jointly developed by Russia's Sukhoi and India's Hindustan Aeronautics Limited for the Indian Air Force. A variant of the Sukhoi Su-30, it is a heavy, all-weather, long-range fighter.