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Sukhoi Su-35 "(Flanker-E)"

Multirole / Air Superiority Fighter

Ultimate Evolution of the Su-27.

The Sukhoi Su-35 (NATO: "Flanker-E") is the ultimate evolution of the Su-27 "Flanker" air superiority fighter line of the 1970s. The Newer incarnation (a bridge design for the upcoming Su-57) offers true multirole capabilities, a wholly-reworked weapons suite, and a thoroughly modernized cockpit to meet any threat. The result is a highly-capable, agile, and powerful 4.5 Generation Fighter developed for the near-future, all atop the framework of the proven Su-27 airframe. Total production has reached in the hundreds with growing interest in this Russian offering being had globally. The Su-35 is the perfect counter to threats emerging from the West - be they on the ground or in the air.
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Mission Roles

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Thrust-Vectoring Agility

Thrust-vectoring jet nozzles funnel forces in tighter directions meaning the Su-35 holds one of the most agile airframes in the skies today. Couple this with a mature Fly-by-Wire (FbW) system and the Su-35 is second-to-none when it comes to the close-in dogfight.

True Multi-Role Capability

The reworking of the Su-27s systems has revealed a highly-capable Flanker airframe suitable for A2A and A2G operations at the highest levels. The Su-35 also sports no fewer than twelve individual hardpoints and can therefore support a myriad of ordnance options found in the current Russian Air Force inventory: missiles, rockets, bombs, and guns.

Irbis-E PESA System

Housed in the elongated nosecone of the Flanker-E is the Irbis-E Passive, Electronically-Scanned Array (PESA) radar system which provides the 'eyes and ears' for the Su-35 platform - able to search, track, and engage multiple targets with deadly efficiency.

Survivability at Heart

Twin side-by-side turbofan engines enhance crew / system survivability in contested airspaces while the L175M Khibiny-M electronic countermeasures suite alerts the pilot to inbound aerial threats.


Active, In-Service (10 yrs)
Sukhoi OKB - Russia
129 Units
3 Total

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China; Indonesia (on order); Russia

(List includes former, current, and potential operating nations)
Su-35S: 2 x Saturn AL-41F1S afterburning turbofan engines developing 19,400lb of dry thrust each and 32,000lb of thrust each with reheat.

(Assuming optimal flying/environmental conditions)
Maximum Speed
1,491 mph | 2,400 kph | 1,296 kts
Cruising Speed
777 mph | 1,250 kph | 675 kts
Service Ceiling
59,055 ft | 18,000 m | 11.18 miles
Operational Range
2,237 miles | 3,600 km | 1,944 nm
55,000 ft/min | 16,764 m/min
(Showcased performance statistics pertain to the Su-35S production model)
71.85 feet (21.90 meters)
50.20 feet (15.30 meters)
19.36 feet (5.90 meters)
(Showcased measurements pertain to the Su-35S production model)
37,919 lb (17,200 kg)
76,059 lb (34,500 kg)
(Showcased weights pertain to the Su-35S production model)
Ordnance and special-mission equipment mounted at 4 x Fuselage hardpoints (2 x Centerline (inline), 2 x Under intake), 6 x Underwing hardpoints (3 per wing), and 2 x Wingtip hardpoints (1 per wing). Supported Types:

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Su-35 ("Flanker-E") - Base Series Designation.
Su-27M - Developmental model designation; revised frontal fuselage section; canards; modernized FbW; enlarged vertical tail fins; in-flight refuleing capability.
T-10M - Alternative developmental model designation.
Su-35BM - Single-seat fighter model; revised airframe; sans foreplanes/canards; N035 Irbis-E radar unit; thrust-vectoring jet nozzles for enhanced agility; 2 x AL-41F1S turbofan engines.
Su-35S ("Stroyevoy") - Serial production model of T-10BM development; combat-capable Russian Air Force standard.
Su-35UB - Proposed twin-seat trainer derivative of the Su-35; combat-capable.
Su-37 - Technology demonstrator from T-10M-11 prototype; N011M radar suite; 2 x AL-31FP turbofans; trust-vectoring engine nozzles; modernized FbW.

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