The Sukhoi Su-24

Stanislaw Krzysztof Mokwa

Su-24 (Fencer) is a Soviet jet bomber with variable-geometry wings. The aircraft was supposed to be a response to the American F-111, and therefore it's structurally similar. Su-24 can operate in any weather conditions, also at night. It was designed to carry tactical nuclear weapons.
Date Published :
February 2020
Publisher :
Kagero
Language:
English
Series :
TopDrawings
Illustration :
drawing sheets, color profiles
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9788366148741
Pages : 20
Dimensions : 11.7 X 8.3 inches
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Overview
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Su-24 (Fencer) is a Soviet jet bomber with variable-geometry wings. The aircraft was supposed to be a response to the American F-111, and therefore it’s structurally similar. Su-24 can operate in any weather conditions, also at night. It was designed to carry tactical nuclear weapons.

In the 1960s, the military command of the Soviet Union set requirements for a new attack aircraft that would be able to operate despite strong ant-aircraft defense of NATO troops. An aircraft was expected to fly on a very low altitude at a very high speeds. Initially, it was based on Su-7 and Su-15 airframes, but due to the decision to use variable-geometry wing, it was necessary to build a completely new structure. Variable geometry allowed to achieve high speeds while maintaining good takeoff and landing characteristics. This is how Su-24 was born.

The first prototype was flown on July 2, 1967 (marked as T6-1), and the second on January 17, 1970 (T6-2I). Variable-geometry wings were only used in the second prototype. In December 1971, the first serial Su-24 was built, but due to the prolonged acceptance tests (lasting until 1974), the aircraft officially did not become operational until February 1975. Su-24 was named Fencer in the NATO code.

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"...the details included therein may prove valuable to the modeler wishing to build an accurate 1/72 or 1/48 scale model of the Sukhoi Su-24. Often times model kits lack detail or include inaccurate details that may be overlooked. This publication offers the modeler the opportunity to add or correct details as he or she may wish. Recommended."

- IPMS/USA

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