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The Su-11 is a premium rank V Soviet jet fighter with a battle rating of 7.0 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update "Ixwa Strike".

General info

Flight performance

Max speed
at 0 m940 km/h
Turn time24 s
Max altitude13 000 m
Engine2 х A.Lulka TR-1
Cooling systemAir
Take-off weight7 t
Characteristics Max Speed
(km/h at 0 m - sea level)
Max altitude
Turn time
Rate of climb
Take-off run
Stock 917 892 13000 24.2 25.7 25.3 25.3 900
Upgraded 958 940 23.8 24.0 41.4 33.0


Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear Drogue chute
Wings (km/h) Gear (km/h) Flaps (km/h) Max Static G
Combat Take-off Landing + -
1025 420 558 529 380 ~11 ~4
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< 480 < 580 < 660 N/A

Engine performance

Engine Aircraft mass
Engine name Number Basic mass Wing loading (full fuel)
A.Lulka TR-1 2 4,752 kg 297 kg/m2
Engine characteristics Mass with fuel (no weapons load) Max Takeoff
Weight (each) Type 10m fuel 20m fuel 30m fuel 35m fuel
760 kg Axial-flow turbojet 5,306 kg 5,805 kg 6,331 kg 6,598 kg 6,650 kg
Maximum engine thrust @ 0 m (RB / SB) Thrust to weight ratio @ 0 m (100%)
Condition 100% WEP 10m fuel 20m fuel 30m fuel 35m fuel MTOW
Stationary 1,306 kgf N/A 0.49 0.45 0.41 0.40 0.39
Optimal 1,306 kgf
(0 km/h)
N/A 0.49 0.45 0.41 0.40 0.39

Survivability and armour

Crew1 person
Speed of destruction
Structural1 025 km/h
Gear420 km/h
  • 6 mm steel above pilot's head
  • 12 mm steel headrest
  • 12 mm steel behind pilot
  • 15 mm steel behind frontal fuel tank
  • 15 mm steel in front of armament
  • 90 mm bulletproof glass in front of pilot
  • Self-sealing fuel tanks (1 cleaver-shaped one behind pilot, 1 cleaver-shaped one in front of pilot)

Modifications and economy

Repair cost
AB890 Sl icon.png
RB17 510 Sl icon.png
SB27 190 Sl icon.png
Crew training10 000 Sl icon.png
Experts570 000 Sl icon.png
Aces1 500 Ge icon.png
Research Aces1 340 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
Talisman.png 2 × 100 / 210 / 300 % Sl icon.png
Talisman.png 2 × 190 / 190 / 190 % Rp icon.png
Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
Mods aerodinamic fuse.png
Fuselage repair
Mods jet compressor.png
Mods booster.png
New boosters
Mods aerodinamic wing.png
Wings repair
Mods g suit.png
Mods jet engine.png
Mods armor frame.png
Mods armor cover.png
Mods ammo.png
Mod arrow 1.png
Mods pilon bomb.png
Mod arrow 1.png
Mods ammo.png
Mod arrow 1.png
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Mods pilon bomb.png
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Offensive armament

Ammunition30 rounds
Fire rate400 shots/min
Weapon 22 x 23 mm NS-23 cannon
Ammunition200 rounds
Fire rate600 shots/min
Main articles: N-37 (37 mm), NS-23 (23 mm)

The Su-11 is armed with:

  • 1 x 37 mm N-37 cannon, nose-mounted (30 rpg)
  • 2 x 23 mm NS-23 cannons, nose-mounted (100 rpg = 200 total)

Suspended armament

Number of setups3
List of setups
Setup 11 x 250 kg FAB-250M-46 bomb
(ammunition: 0 rounds)
Setup 22 x 250 kg FAB-250M-46 bomb
Setup 31 x 500 kg FAB-500M-46 bomb

The Su-11 can be outfitted with the following ordnance:

  • Without load
  • 1 x 250 kg FAB-250M-46 bomb (250 kg total)
  • 2 x 250 kg FAB-250M-46 bombs (500 kg total)
  • 1 x 500 kg FAB-500M-46 bomb (500 kg total)

Usage in battles

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Pros and cons


  • Decent manoeuvrability
  • Good acceleration for an early jet
  • Fast aircraft
  • Heavy armament


  • Engines overheat quickly at 100% power


The Su-9 was an early Soviet jet fighter built using knowledge and parts derived from the German Me 262 jet fighter.

The Su-11 was a project in 1946 to mount Yakovlev versions of the RD-10F engines in the Su-9 jet fighter. After testing the Su-9 in the wind tunnel, it was found that engines mounted in the wings rather than underneath reduced drag and that the wingtips also needed a redesign. As such, the Su-11 received a completely redesigned wing and before completion it was also received the Lyulka TR-1 turbojet engines. The two engines produced 2,865 lbf of thrust each for 5930 lbf of thrust total.

The Su-11 first flew on 28 May 1947, demonstrating a maximum speed of 940 km/h at sea level. Unfortunately, the design had a bad longitudinal stability and even modifications to the wing engine nacelles did not solve the issue. Because of these issues, the Su-11 programme was cancelled and did not enter production.



See also

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  • reference to the series of the aircraft;
  • links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.

External links

Sukhoi Design Bureau (Сухой Опытное конструкторское бюро)
Attackers  BB-1 · Su-2 MV-5 · Su-2 TSS-1 · Su-2 (M-82) · Su-6 · Su-6 (AM-42) · Su-6 (M-71F)
Jet fighters  Su-9 · Su-11 · Su-7B · Su-7BKL · Su-17M2

USSR jet aircraft
Bereznyak-Isayev  BI
Yakovlev  Yak-15 · Yak-15P · Yak-17 · Yak-23 · Yak-30 · Yak-38 · Yak-38M
Mikoyan-Gurevich  MiG-9 · MiG-9 (l) · MiG-15 · MiG-15bis · MiG-15bis ISH · MiG-17 · MiG-17AS · MiG-19PT
  MiG-21F-13 · MiG-21PFM · MiG-21SMT · MiG-21bis
Lavochkin  La-174 · La-15 · La-200
Sukhoi  Su-9 · Su-11 · Su-7B · Su-7BKL · Su-17M2
Ilyushin  IL-28 · IL-28Sh
Tupolev  Tu-14T

USSR premium aircraft
Fighters  I-16 type 28 · Zhukovsky's I-153-M62 · I-153P · I-180S · I-301 · ITP (M-1)
  LaGG-3-4 · LaGG-3-23 · LaGG-3-34 · Dolgushin's La-7 · La-11
  Yak-3 (VK-107) · Yak-3T · Golovachev's Yak-9M
  ▂P-39K-1 · ▂Pokryshkin's P-39N-0 · ▂P-39Q-15 · ▂P-40E-1 · ▂P-47D-27 · ▂P-63A-5 · ▂P-63A-10 · ▂P-63C-5
  ▂Hurricane Mk IIB · ▂Spitfire Mk IXc · ▂Fw 190 D-9
Twin-engine fighters  I-29
Jet fighters  Su-11 · MiG-15bis ISH · MiG-17AS
Strike aircraft  IL-2M "Avenger" · IL-2 M-82 · Su-6 · Tandem MAI · TIS MA · Yak-38
Bombers  Be-6 · MBR-2-M-34 · Pe-2-205 · TB-3M-17-32
  ▂PBY-5a Catalina · ▂Hampden TB Mk I · ▂B-25J-30