United Socialist Russian Republic Sukhoi Su-44 "Vor" (Thief) fighter-interceptor
About this creation
The Sukhoi Su-44 "Vor" is a twin-engine, multipurpose, stealth fighter. It is still in development and will replace the aging Mikoyan MiG-35 fighter and Sukhoi Su-39 interceptor within the decade. It is a joint project between the United Socialist Russian Republic and Middle Eastern Coalition.
The Su-44 has a total length of 20m and stands 6.5m tall. It has a wingspan of 14m with a total wing area of 78.8m2 and can withstand a maximum g-load of 9+.
The Su-44 weighs 18000kg unloaded and is capable of a payload of 7500kg. A typical combat load ranges from 5200kg to 6700kg. To achieve liftoff, the Su-44's maximum weight is 37000kg.
A total of six hardpoints are mounted under the wings and can carry multiple munitions, from guided missiles to cluster bombs. A standard combat load is comprised of four R-78 "Luchnik" (Archer) medium range anti-aircraft missiles and two air-to-surface Kh-90 "Garpun" (Harpoon) missiles. Two external fuel tanks weighing 2300kg are also mounted beneath the wings, increasing the Su-44's range.
The Su-44 is a two-seater jet, comprised of one pilot and a gunner. Several avionics such as the N050 BRLS AFAR/AESA control system built by Tikhomirov NIIP and a Zhuk Radar.
The powerplant for the Su-44 features twin AL-41F1 turbofan engines, capable of 147kN to 157kN each. Coupled with a fuel capacity of 11000kg, the Su-44 is capable of achieving a top speed of Mach 2+ at 17000m and has a range of 5500km. The twin engines can provide a thrust-weight ratio of 1.2, allowing a service ceiling of 20000m and a climb rate of 350m/s.