Last edited by MSphere; 8th July 2012 at 19:13.
The Su-22UM-3K double seaters were based on the Su-22M3 single-seat version lacking all that above. The variable nose cone remained from the M3 variant. The auxiliary intake doors on the both sides of nose section are opened outward/inward automatically in response to pressure in the duct. For example above speeds M1.7 the auxiliary doors are opened outward, releasing air pressure within the shock wave inside the duct and with the variable nose cone, it is capable of M2.1.
At last as wrongly assumed by colleague MSphere both single seat Su-17M4 and the double seater UM-3K feature the KLEN-PS laser rangefinder/ designator.
Last edited by martinez; 21st July 2012 at 19:39.
<Find a job you like doing, and you'll never have to work a day in your life>
So the variable/fixed nose cone is a thing of M-3 vs M-4 version, not single-seater vs twin-seater?
Last edited by MSphere; 8th July 2012 at 22:26.
Thanks, one learns new things everyday.
The shock wave core of Su-17M is fixed? Any provement?
The truth usually between two extremes, the key is when and where.
VELOS relies on continuous wave radar and is vulnerable to modern SEAD tactics and weapons. SAM batteries are most effective when concealed, which CW doesn't allow. Air dropped decoys are commonplace, too, revealing positions of active radars and allowing the dynamic targeting systems to do their thing.
Hardly as they have lacked radar. I personally count the Su-17 more in the Jaguar / MiG-27 class.
India is upgrading their Jaguars by fitting Honeywell turbofan engines which will greatly increase thrust. I cant believe no one has mentioned this.
Does anyone know where this will put the thrust to weight ratio of the Jaguar? Im curious if it will now be 1 to 1.
There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)