Drawing: Cobra Drawing: Cobra

Su-17,-20,-22 FITTER (SUKHOI)

Drawing: Su-17, Su-20, Su-22, Fitter


Country of Origin. CIS (formerly USSR).
Similar Aircraft. MiG-21 Fishbed, Su-7 Fitter, A-7 Corsair II, G.91Y.
Crew. One.
Role. Ground-attack.
Armament. Cannon, rockets, missiles, bombs.
Dimensions. Length: 61 ft, 6 in (18.76 m). Span: 45 ft (13.8 m).


Wings. Mid- to low-mounted (wings are mounted below the center), variable, swept-back, and tapered with blunt tips. Wide wing roots.
Engine(s). One turbojet in the fuselage. Circular air intake in the nose. Large, single exhaust.
Fuselage. Long, tubular with blunt nose and rear section. Large bubble canopy. Prominent dorsal spine on top of the body from the cockpit to the tail fin.
Tail. Swept-back and tapered fin with a square tip. Flats mid- to low-mounted on the fuselage swept-back and tapered.


Afghanistan, Algeria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria, CIS, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Iran, Iraq, Libya, North Yemen, Peru, Poland, Slovakia, South Yemen, Syria, Vietnam.

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