Su-7BKL. A Soviet strike fighter from 1965: wheel-ski landing gear enabled operation on soft air fields with low destiny ground (5-6 kg/sq. cm).

Flight range – 1200 km, max. speed – 2150 km/h, ceiling – 17600 m

The Sukhoi Su-7 (NATO designation name: Fitter-A) is a swept wing, supersonic fighter aircraft developed by the Soviet Union in 1955. Originally, it was designed as a tactical, low-level dogfighter, but was not successful in this role. On the other hand, the soon-introduced Su-7B series became the main Soviet fighter-bomber and ground-attack aircraft of the 1960s. The Su-7 was rugged in its simplicity, but its Lyulka AL-7 engine had such high fuel consumption that it seriously limited the aircraft’s payload, as even short-range missions required that at least two hardpoints be used to carry drop tanks rather than ordnance.

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