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The Su-34 is a Russian twin engine, double seat, Fighter-Bomber built to replace the Su-24.

Development[]

The Su-34 was designed in the mid-1980s, because the United States had the more advanced F-15 Strike Eagle, while Europe had the Tornado. Russia needed a fighter-bomber, the MiG-29 or the Su-27 were compareable in combat to the F-15 but none were able to perform strong airstrikes. The new fighter had to be maneuverable, fast and it must have had a great range, so the Su-34 was developed.

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