Ukrainian Soldiers said Tuesday they found what they believe to be parts of Russia’s high-end Su-35S Flanker multirole fighter that was shot down in southern Ukraine.
The MilitaryAviation.in.UA has released several striking photos showing the recovered wreckage of the Russian Su-35 fighter jet in the Kherson region, Ukraine.
This is one of the Russian fighters shot down by Ukrainian troops in the summer of 2022. The combat aircraft of the Russian Aerospace Forces (VKS) reportedly came down near Nova Kakhovka.
Then Ukraine’s Air Force announced that they managed to shoot down a Su-35 trying to attack Ukrainian close air support jets.
The Su-35 is the latest generation of Soviet-era Su-27 fighter jet. It is a twin-engine, multirole air superiority fighter aircraft powered by two AL-117S turbofan engines and fitted with thrust vectoring nozzles allowing the aircraft to attain “manoeuvrability”.
The heavy multirole fighter jet is a fourth-generation fighter. It has high manoeuvrability (+9g) that contributes to the new aircraft’s dogfighting capability.
Reporting that Russia was resorting to using older, retired Sukhoi Su-24M bombers due to combat losses of newer jets, Gromov threw more shade at manufacturer Sukhoi by claiming in passing that only nine of 24 Su-35S twin-engine fighter jets purchased by China for $2.5 billion in 2015 arrived in operational condition due to unspecified defects in their “onboard systems” ie. avionics.
According to the latest data, 28 Su-35s had been downed in combat by Ukrainian forces.
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