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Sukhoi Su-24 Fencer (Wallpaper 4)

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Sukhoi Su-24 Fencer, Jet Fighter Wallpaper 4
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Sukhoi Su-24 Fencer (Wallpaper 4)
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Su-24s were used in combat during the Second Chechen War performing bombing and reconnaissance missions. Up to four were lost, one due to hostile fire. On 4 October 1999, a Su-24 were shot down by a SAM while searching for the crash site of a Su-25 that was shot down the day before. The pilot was killed while the navigator was taken prisoner. On 7 May 2000, a Su-24MR reconnaissance variant crashed into a mountain in dense fog near the village of Benoi-Vedeno during a target-acquisition mission for a flight of several Su-25s killing the crew of two. Work on upgrading the Su-24 was started in 1971, and included the addition of inflight refueling and expansion of attack capabilities with even more payload options. T-6M-8 prototype first flew on 29 June 1977, and the first production Su-24M flew on 20 June 1979. The aircraft was accepted into service in 1983. Su-24M has a 0.76 m (30 in) longer fuselage section forward of the cockpit, adding a retractable refueling probe, and a reshaped, shorter radome for the attack radar. It can be identified by the single nose probe in place of the three-part probe of earlier aircraft. A new PNS-24M inertial navigation system and digital computer were also added. A Kaira-24 laser designator/TV system (similar to the American Pave Tack) was fitted in a bulge in the port side of the lower fuselage for compatibility with guided weapons, including laser-guided bombs and TV-guided bombs, and Kh-14 (AS-12 'Kegler') and Kh-59 (AS-13 'Kingbolt') missiles. The new systems led to a reduction in internal fuel amounting to 85 l (22.4 US gal). Su-24M was manufactured in 1981-1993. The Soviets described air accompaniment of advancing ground forces as a form of combat actions by aviation units to achieve uninterrupted cooperation with the troops in the depth of the adversary's defense. The principal targets in this phase of air support are enemy operational reserves, tanks, missile launchers, artillery, and strong points. Air accompaniment is conducted by units of frontal and army aviation. Air accompaniment consists of two main phases: a preparatory attack and strikes in support of advancing tanks and motorized-rifle units after the attack begins. For the most part, air attacks in the preparatory phase are coordinated closely with artillery barrages to extend the range of fire. With respect to fire assets, the principal weapons platforms used in Soviet recce-fire and recce-strike complexes are aircraft, short-range ballistic missiles (SRBM), and artillery. Presently, each command echelon from division to a TVD command has its own aviation assets. The major part of frontal aviation air assets consisted of Su-17 Fitter and MiG-27 Flogger fighter-bombers. These aircraft were tasked for tactical defense suppression and interdiction missions. To complement the fighter-bombers the Soviets used the Su-24 Fencer aircraft for deep interdiction. In the 1980s a new variant of the MiG-25 Foxbat F, specifically designed for defense suppression, entered service. The AS-1l ARM carried by the Foxbat-Fs is used to attack NATO air defense missile belts from stand-off ranges. Older tactical fighters assigned to the frontal aviation such as the aging MiG-21 Fishbeds were being replaced by the more advanced MiG-29 Fulcrums. The Su-25 Frogfoot ground attack aircraft are used for close air support and battlefield air interdiction missions. In practice, the Soviets showed great skills in jamming and deception. They had begun to deploy a communications jamming variant of their armored personnel carriers. They were also becoming adept at using electronic means to conceal troop movements and deployments. The Soviets had developed a variant of the Su-24 Fencer aircraft intended to assist ground attack aircraft by electronically suppressing enemy SAMs and early warning interceptor radars. Most versatile of all delivery systems are, of course, aircraft. Modern ground attack aircraft such as the MiG-27 Flogger-D and Su-24 Fencer can attack targets throughout NATO's operational depths. While, unlike missiles, they can be shot down, they can achieve a higher degree of accuracy. They can also tailor their attack profile and weapons load to suit the mission.


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