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Old 02-18-2018, 05:27 PM   #11
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Old 02-18-2018, 05:33 PM   #12
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I'm sure it goes for all variants that actually exist. That would be RVV-SD.



No, since those variants don't exist.



Some upgrade that was supposed to be done in the past. At this point it's RVV-SD produced in Russia.
So, what variants are in production? At least the R-77M/T/P without the -PD?
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So, what variants are in production? At least the R-77M/T/P without the -PD?
No - just the RVV-AE and the new RVV-SD.
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So, um, how do I know what's accurate? I love the R-77, so I just really like info on it. One more thing: How do the Su-35Ss carry 2 R-77s on EACH of the center fuselage stations?
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Sort of unrelated, but I've seen some sites that say certain variants of the Flanker (like the Su-30MKM, for example) can carry 2xR-27R/T, and 6xR-27ER/ET. Shouldn't it be 8xR-27R/ER and 2xR-27T/ET?
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Probably. The body pylons usually don't have the coolant, so any ETs mounted there will be for transport.
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Probably. The body pylons usually don't have the coolant, so any ETs mounted there will be for transport.
Yes but you are confusing cause and effect - the AKU-470 ejector racks don't have coolant for the IR versions of the R-27, because these cannot use ejector racks.

Only two -T/ETs can be carried(any variant of the Flanker). There are only two pylons compatible with the IR version(s) of the R-27 - these are also the only ones from which rocket pods can be used...hence the availability of a dual rack for those.

The two extra inner wingpylons on later Flanker variants are too close to the engine inlets for rail launchers(must employ ejector racks just like the fuselage stations) and again, the R-27T/ET cannot use ejector racks(-R/ER can use both types of launchers).

So the maximum R-27 load is:

Su-27: 6x R-27R/ER or 4x R-27R/ER and two R-27T/TE
Su-30MKx: 8x R-27R/ER or 6x R-27R/ER and two R-27T/TE
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