Sukhoi Su-17/20/22 Fitter
avsu17_2_6.pngThe Su-17 Fitter with its variable sweep wings was developed from the fixed-wing Su-7B. The first public demonstration of it was made in 1969. It was in production for a long time (1970-1990) and many modifications were built. Some of the modifications were Su-17M, Su-17M2, Su-17M3, and the Su-17M4 (low-altitude subsonic bomber), Su-17UM (trainer). It was designed as a fighter-bomber, but it was used mostly as a bomber. The Su-17 remains an effective aircraft with capable avionics and impressive armament. Export versions of this aircraft are designated Su-20 and Su-22. The export versions can be distinguished by a deeper dorsal spine.The wings are mid- to low-mounted (wings are mounted below the center), variable, swept-back, and tapered with blunt tips. There are wide wing roots. There is one turbojet engine in the fuselage and a circular air intake in the nose. There is a large, single exhaust. The fuselage is long and tubular with a blunt nose and rear section. It has a large bubble canopy. There is a prominent dorsal spine on top of the body from the cockpit to the tail fin. The tail is swept-back and has a tapered fin with a square tip. The flats are mid- to low-mounted on the fuselage and swept-back and tapered.FSU17_vl.jpgSpecifications
Countries of Origin CIS (formerly USSR)
Similar Aircraft
MiG-21 Fishbed
Su-7 Fitter
A-7 Corsair II
Crew one
Role ground-attack
Length 61 ft, 6 in (18.76 m)
Span 45 ft (13.8 m)
Designation Su-17 fitter C Su-22 Fitter F
Ceiling 18000 meters 18000 meters
Cruise range 590 nm 945 nm
In-Flight Refueling No No
Internal Fuel 3700 kg 3950 kg
Payload 3500 kg 3500 kg
Sensors High Fix (Srd-5m) radar, RWR in both models.
Fitter D also has LRMTS, possible terrain-following radar. Balistic bombsight Terrain-following radar, RWR, Balistic bombsight
Drop Tanks 800 L drop tank with 639kg of fuel for 51nm range
1200 l ferry tank with 958kg of fuel for 76 nm range 800 L drop tank with 639kg of fuel for 76 nm
Armament AS-10, AA-8, UV-32-57, FAB-500, TN-1000 nuclear bomb Cannon: NR-30 30mm
AS-7, AS-9, AS-10, AA-8, FAB-500 bombssu22%20fitter%20ecorche%281%29.jpg
User Countries
Czech Republic

North Yemen
South Yemen

Unless otherwise stated, the content of this page is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 License