A variable geometry strike/attack aircraft, obviously inspired by the U.S. F-111, but more optimised for the low-level tactical strike role, and with a generally lower performance. There also are reconnaissance versions.
Engines: 2 * 110 kN Lyulka AL-21F3A
Wing Span: 17.63m--10.36 m
Length: 24.53 m
Height: 6.19 m
Wing Area: 55.16 m2
Empty Weight: 22320 kg
Max.Weight: 39700 kg
Speed: Mach 1.35 at low, Mach 2.18 at high altitude
Ceiling: 17500 m
Range: 2850 km
Armament: 1*g30 mm
The wings are high-mounted, variable, swept-back, and tapered. There are twin turbofan engines. The air intakes are tapered away from the body, rectangular-shaped, and mounted on the body forward of the wings' leading edges. There are twin exhausts. The fuselage is long, slender, with pointed, solid nose, and rectangular-shaped body from the air intakes to the exhausts. There are two belly fins and four pylons. There is a bubble canopy. The dorsal spine extends from the cockpit to the tail. The tail fin is swept-back and tapered with square tip. The flats are high-mounted on the fuselage, swept-back, and tapered with angular tips.
In-service year: 1983
Engine: Two Lyulka AL-21F-3A afterburning turbojets, 24,690 lb thrust each
Wing span: Fully swept: 10.36 m (34 ff); fully spread: 17.64 m (57 ft 11 in)
Length: 24.59 m / 80 ft 8 in
Height: 6.19 m / 20 ft 4 in
Weight: 41,885 lb empty / 87,520 lb max. take off
Ceiling: 57,400 ft
Speed:@ high altitude: 2,317 km/h (1,440 mph); @ sea level: 1,320 km/h (820 mph)
Armament: One GSh-6-23 23 mm six-barrel cannon, plus 17,637 lb including AAMs, laser-guided bombs, TV-guided bombs, gun pods, nuclear weapons, rockets, and four drop tanks carried on nine external points.