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Exact "Fencer" of the Russian aviation

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The "Swordsman," as the Su-24 was nicknamed in the West, was created during the Cold War. In addition to its direct missions as a front-line bomber, the aircraft had to be able to overcome enemy air defense systems at ultra-low altitude and drop one tactical nuclear bomb in a given area. "Swarm" of Su-24 carrying nuclear weaponwould turn the tide of any war.


Su-24 - the "workhorse" of the Air Force of the Russian Federation. This is the most massive strike aircraft in Russia. He proved his effectiveness in many conflicts, including the Syrian one. Able to drop to 7,5 tons of bombs of different caliber, he was scaring terrorists in Syria. It was on the Su-24 accounted for almost half of all combat sorties from Hmeimim airbase.

Despite the fact that the serial production of the bomber was completed 25 years ago, the military-industrial complex is actively modernizing the aircraft already in service.

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  1. Grandfather
    Grandfather 30 January 2018 10: 30
    +2
    Su 24 is certainly necessary and at one time Very necessary, but emergency ... of course you can sing praises, but the fact plane at first turned out to be very "difficult". saved the "human factor" - on parole sometimes returned.
    1. Andrey Yuryevich
      Andrey Yuryevich 30 January 2018 10: 36
      +1
      Quote: Dead Day
      the plane was very difficult at first

      it is a fact, and hiding it is stupid. our regiment, after being replaced by the SU-7b-, was rebuilt for a long time, despite the "retraining", there were losses, the aircraft was difficult to control. both the pilot and the navigator were sweating (the navigator for the company-chairs nearby), but by the way, there were equal accidents, 7b is not a present either. Yes, everywhere, the Americans also grabbed F-4-F-5 ... but 24- would be a new generation, the answer is fu111mu ... but it’s difficult to "get on the wing" ...
  2. Egorovich
    Egorovich 30 January 2018 10: 43
    +4
    With the sighting and navigation system SVP-24 "Hephaestus", the SU-24 bomber performs its tasks in Syria with brilliance. Honor and praise to this workhorse !!!
    1. axxenm
      axxenm 30 January 2018 11: 18
      +1
      with hephaestus any carrier of cast iron will be "shine" ..
      1. axxenm
        axxenm 30 January 2018 11: 36
        0
        IL-102 would successfully replace both the Su-25 and Su-24 and MiG-23/27
        in all the real companies that they were from Afghanistan to Syria.
        And I would do it more efficiently, cheaper and with less loss.
        1. axxenm
          axxenm 30 January 2018 11: 43
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          The main difference between the IL-102 and the Su-25 was precisely the second crew member. Apparently, this circumstance was then not considered a plus of the aircraft, and the second cockpit for the shooter played, most likely, a negative role. However, the operator-shooter, in addition to his main task - to protect against attacks by fighters, combat helicopters and suppress enemy air defense systems - controlled the air situation in the rear hemisphere and the operation of a number of airborne attack systems. Thus, the pilot’s work was much easier, part of the load was removed from him. At the moments of withdrawal from attacks, the operator-gunner could use fire from the rear remotely controlled artillery to suppress and disorganize the enemy, mainly MANPADS and MZA calculations. As the further development of strike aircraft showed, the second crew member on the attack aircraft was not out of place, significantly increasing the efficiency of work at night, in difficult weather conditions, in the case of using high-precision weapons systems.
          + + +
          In Afghanistan, the old IL-28s had good survivability, with a stern shooter that detected Stinger’s launch and could not only command the traps to be shot, but also “treat” the 23mm launch site with a burst.
          "Spirits" tried not to mess with the "old man" ...
          They even made a diversion and burned almost all the "veterans" in the parking lots.
          The concept of the Su-25 is not clear. Being completely a “child of compromise” in a combined arms battle is not enough that it can. Its biggest advantage is the price of a car / flight hour. the desire to increase the range of the Su-25, and all the problems with the electronics, an overloaded “masterpiece” of the Su-39 came into being that couldn’t even stay in the air (significant restrictions on the modes), and to put a full-fledged EMDS there are no reserves for mass, not for finances .
          It’s a pity that politics once again killed the IL-102 attack aircraft
        2. figwam
          figwam 30 January 2018 12: 46
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          Quote: axxenm
          IL-102 would successfully replace both the Su-25 and Su-24 and MiG-23/27
          in all the real companies that they were from Afghanistan to Syria.
          And I would do it more efficiently, cheaper and with less loss.

          It is impossible to compare the SU-24 and SU-25, just as it was not possible to replace the SU-24 and MIG-23/27 IL.
          1. axxenm
            axxenm 30 January 2018 14: 18
            +1
            Quote: figvam
            Quote: axxenm
            IL-102 would successfully replace both the Su-25 and Su-24 and MiG-23/27
            in all the real companies that they were from Afghanistan to Syria.
            And I would do it more efficiently, cheaper and with less loss.

            It is impossible to compare the SU-24 and SU-25, just as it was not possible to replace the SU-24 and MIG-23/27 IL.

            Why? Their only “advantage” is the supersonic (for the sake of which the design and operation are complicated, the cost is increased and the combat characteristics are worsened) has never been used in real military operations.
            For all other parameters, the IL-102 would successfully replace both the Su-24 and MiG-23/27 and Su-17/22, and even more so the subsonic one, which claims to be unpretentious and cheap.
            1. figwam
              figwam 30 January 2018 15: 33
              0
              Because the IL-102 attack aircraft, which cannot be a fighter-bomber or front-line bomber. Aircraft of different classes, created to perform different tasks. IL-102 can only be compared with SU-25.
              1. axxenm
                axxenm 30 January 2018 16: 11
                +1
                What exactly? What can the su-24 do, what the il-102 cannot do?
                And it’s time to abandon the stupid term “fighter-bomber”, especially in relation to the Su-24 ... whom he shot down in the air over a long career?
                1. figwam
                  figwam 30 January 2018 16: 40
                  0
                  SU-24 was created to overcome enemy air defense and destroy radar, communications centers, headquarters, warehouses, etc. To do this, he can quickly, low with an envelope of the terrain to penetrate into enemy territory up to 600 km deep. IL-102 is the simplest classic attack aircraft to work on the battlefield with a combat radius of 250 km, requiring fighter cover and based near the front line.
                  Remember once and for all, the SU-24 is a front-line bomber, it has never been a fighter-bomber.
                  1. axxenm
                    axxenm 30 January 2018 16: 51
                    0
                    Are you starting to circle?
                    Here is what I wrote in my very first post:
                    ".. Il-102 would successfully replace both the Su-25 and Su-24 and MiG-23/27
                    in all the real companies that they were from Afghanistan to Syria.
                    And would do it more efficiently, cheaper and with less loss. "
                    ....
                    In what REAL companies, the Su-24 performed what you pathetically attributed to it ".. was created to overcome enemy air defense and destroy radar, communications centers, headquarters, warehouses, etc. For this, it can quickly, low with an envelope of terrain to penetrate enemy territory up to 600 km deep. ". ??
                    In afghanistan? in Chechnya? in Syria? .. maybe I really forgot something?
                    1. figwam
                      figwam 30 January 2018 17: 14
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                      You are a funny person. The objectives for the SU-24 were laid out in Western Europe in the event of a third world war, we were lucky and this war has not happened yet. The conflicts you listed were fought against militants and terrorists, where the use of all the capabilities of the SU-24 was not required, but in the war of 08.08.08, where there were bases, headquarters, air defense systems, it was fully used.
                  2. axxenm
                    axxenm 30 January 2018 17: 00
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                    Quote: figvam
                    penetrate enemy territory up to 600 km deep. IL-102 is the simplest classic attack aircraft to work on the battlefield with a combat radius of 250km

                    the su-24 combat radius 560km with PTB
                    ferry range 3000km
                    silt 102 has a combat radius of 300 km without a PTB (with a PTB there is probably more)
                    ferry range 3000km
                    combat load of both ~ 7000kg
  3. shura7782
    shura7782 30 January 2018 11: 42
    +1
    Here, some fall into memories of how they switched from IS planes to bombers. And immediately it became hard. What did you think? I don’t remember such a thing in our regiment. From the Yak - 28R moved to the Su-24MR. The flight crew did not have any difficulties. There was a period of development. If anyone was sweating at first, it's youth. God himself commanded them. The crew rubbed against the new aircraft while it was under warranty.
  4. Vard
    Vard 30 January 2018 11: 50
    +1
    I don’t understand anything on airplanes ... But it flies ..
    He copes with the tasks set ... And this is very good!
  5. Some kind of compote
    Some kind of compote 30 January 2018 11: 55
    16
    Created during the Cold War
    And acts during the Cold War take 2
  6. vitalm
    vitalm 30 January 2018 15: 52
    0
    And in the photo Ukrainian Su-24
  7. MOSKVITYANIN
    MOSKVITYANIN 30 January 2018 22: 43
    0
    The American analogue of the Su-24 (F-111) has long been withdrawn from service, after almost 1 / 2 centuries, its replacement Su-34 aircraft began to arrive ....