Sukhoi Su-24

The Sukhoi Su-24 (NATO reporting name: Fencer) is a supersonic, all-weather attack aircraft developed in the Soviet Union. The aircraft has a variable-sweep wing, twin-engines and a side-by-side seating arrangement for its crew of two. It was the first of the USSR's aircraft to carry an integrated digital navigation/attack system.[1] It remains in service with the Russian Air Force, Syrian Air Force, Ukrainian Air Force, Algerian Air Force and various other air forces to which it was exported.

Su-24M of the Russian Air Force, May 2009
Role All-weather attack aircraft/interdictor
National origin Soviet Union / Russia
Manufacturer Sukhoi
First flight T-6: 2 July 1967; 55 years ago (1967-07-02)
T-6-2I: 17 January 1970; 52 years ago (1970-01-17)
Introduction 1974
Status In service
Primary users Russian Air Force
Ukrainian Air Force
Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force
Algerian Air Force
Produced 1967–1993[1]
Number built Approximately 1,400

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