Role Fighter-bomber/Ground-attack
Manufacturer Sukhoi OKB
Produced 1957-1972
Users Soviet Air Force
Status Retired
Sukhoi Su-7BKL

A Sukhoi Su-7BKL taking off.

The Sukhoi Su-7 (Russian: Сухой Су-7) was a swept wing, supersonic fighter aircraft developed by the Soviet Union in 1955. Originally, it was designed as tactical, low-level dogfighter, but was not successful in this role. On the other hand, the soon-introduced Su-7B series became the main Soviet fighter-bomber and ground-attack aircraft of the 1960s. The Su-7 was rugged in its simplicity but its shortcomings included short range and low weapon load.


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