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Su-33 Flanker D Bort 67, 1st Aviation Squadron, 279th shipborne Fighter Aviation Regiment, Russian Navy, Feb 2014
General Background
In 1985 the approval was given for a naval variant of the Su-27 that would provide air superiority for its aircraft carriers. The new aircraft was designated Su-27 (K = Korabelny, Ship Borne) with a factory designation of T-10K which would later become Su-33, NATO Flanker D. Canards were added, strengthened frame and landing gear with a two-wheel nose gear. The drag chute was removed, a retractable tail hook added and wings, horizontal stabilizers and nose cone were made to fold. A retractable in-flight refueling probe was included on the port side.
The Aircraft
The Russian Naval 1st Aviation Squadron “Eagles” is part of the 279th shipborne Fighter Aviation Regiment based at Severomorsk-3. The main administrative base for the Russian Northern Fleet is located at Severomorsk which is a closed town on the Barent Sea. Severomorsk is also the home base for the aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov and the 279th FAR. The ship serves as a missile carrying cruiser as well as an aircraft carrier. Su-33 Red 67 s/n 49051006305 produced in July 1993 and lost in 2016 when arrestor wires broke.
Specifications :
Crew: 1 Pilot
Length: 21.185 m (69 ft 6 in)
Wingspan: 14.7 m (48 ft 2 in)
Height: 5.72 m (18 ft 9 in)
Empty: 18,400 kg (40,564 lb)
Maximum Takeoff: 33,000 kg (72,752 lb)
Power Plant: 2 X Saturn/Lyul'ka AL-31F afterburning turbofans
Thrust: 12,500 kg Each Engine
Speed: Maximum @ 11,000 m (36,000 ft) - Mach 2.165 / 2,300 km/h (1,430 mph)
Maximum @ Sea Level – Mach 1.06 / 1,300 km/h (807 mph)
Maximum speed: @ Altitude 2,500 km/h (1,553.43 mph)
@ Sea Level 1,400 km/h (870 mph)
Service Ceiling: 17,000 m (55,780 ft)
Maximum Range: 3,000 km (1,864 mi)
Internal Gun: 1 X GSh-301, 30mm Cannon 150 Rounds
Twelve External Hardpoints: Maximum 8,000 kg (17,650 lb)
R-27 Medium: To-Long-Range AAM / NATO A-10 Alamo
R-60 Short: Range Lightweight Infrared Homing AAM / NATO AA-8 Aphid
R-73 Short: Range AAM / NATO A-11 Archer
R-77: Medium-Range, Active Radar Homing AAM / NATO A-12 Adder, Exported Version RVV-AE
Air-To-Surface Missiles
Anti-Ship: Kh-31A / Kh-41
Anti-Radiation: Kh-25MP / Kh-31P
Guided bombs
Freefall Bombs
Cluster Bombs
Unguided Rockets: S-8KOM/BM/OM
S-25OFM-PU Launched From O-25 Pods That Can Hold One Rocket
External Fuel Tanks