Su-25

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This page is about the Soviet strike aircraft Su-25. For the premium version, see Su-25K.
Su-25
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Su-25
AB RB SB
9.7 9.7 9.7
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Purchase:590 000 Specs-Card-Lion.png
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Description

The Su-25 is a rank VI Soviet strike aircraft with a battle rating of 9.7 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update "Drone Age".

General info

Flight performance

Air brakes
Allows you to dramatically reduce the flight speed by releasing special flaps
Drogue parachute
Reduces braking distance when landing on any runway
Max speed
at 1 000 m979 km/h
Turn time27 s
Max altitude11 000 m
Engine2 х UMPO R-95SH
TypeJet
Cooling systemAir
Take-off weight18 t
Characteristics Max speed
(km/h at 1,000 m)
Max altitude
(metres)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(metres/second)
Take-off run
(metres)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
Stock 968 961 11000 27.4 28.0 66.8 62.4 850
Upgraded 989 978 26.6 27.0 94.2 79.4

Details

Features
Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear Drogue chute
X X
Limits
Wings (km/h) Gear (km/h) Flaps (km/h) Max Static G
Combat Take-off Landing + -
1,100 420 900 N/A 420 ~__ ~__
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< ___ < ___ < ___ N/A

Engine performance

Engine Aircraft mass
Engine name Number Basic mass Wing loading (full fuel)
UMPO R-95SH 2 10,236 kg ___ kg/m2
Engine characteristics Mass with fuel (no weapons load) Max Gross
Weight
Weight (each) Type 8m fuel 20m fuel 29m fuel
990 kg Axial-flow turbojet 11,106 kg 12,210 kg 13,136 kg 17,678 kg
Maximum engine thrust @ 0 m (RB/SB) Thrust to weight ratio @ 0 m (100%)
Condition 100% WEP 8m fuel 20m fuel 29m fuel MGW
Stationary 3,526 kgf N/A 0.63 0.58 0.54 0.40
Optimal 3,608 kgf
(200 km/h)
N/A 0.65 0.59 0.55 0.41

Survivability and armour

Crew1 person
Speed of destruction
Structural0 km/h
Gear420 km/h

The Su-25 is known for its survivability, anecdotally being able to take a few missile hits without suffering any damage compromising its airworthiness, though this ability is inconsistent and should not be relied upon.

256 flares/chaff launched two of each at a time provide the Su-25 with the chance to evade missiles, which should be the primary form of defense. A lack of afterburner increases flare effectiveness, only very modern missiles such as aim-9L are able to track the aircraft from behind.

Chaff only defends against radar locks from behind the aircraft. Sometimes enemy radar-guided missiles can be shot down with R-60M, allowing the Su-25 to engage surface-to-air missile systems in a head-on such as FlaRakPz1, XM975, Roland 1, and Lvrbv 701, as they only have two missiles each.

The aircraft remains somewhat controllable upon loss of tail control, wingtips, or an engine.

The fuel tanks are self-sealing.

The aircraft has an engine fire extinguishing system, unlockable as a modification.

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB3 240 → 5 391 Sl icon.png
RB7 690 → 12 796 Sl icon.png
SB12 930 → 21 515 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications336 000 Rp icon.png
312 000 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost2 600 Ge icon.png
Crew training170 000 Sl icon.png
Experts590 000 Sl icon.png
Aces2 400 Ge icon.png
Research Aces950 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
70 / 130 / 600 % Sl icon.png
220 / 220 / 220 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
Mods jet compressor.png
Compressor
Research:
11 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
10 000 Sl icon.png
320 Ge icon.png
Mods booster.png
New boosters
Research:
13 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
12 000 Sl icon.png
370 Ge icon.png
Mods aerodinamic wing.png
Wings repair
Research:
14 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
13 000 Sl icon.png
400 Ge icon.png
Mods jet engine.png
Engine
Research:
18 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
17 000 Sl icon.png
520 Ge icon.png
Mods aerodinamic fuse.png
Fuselage repair
Research:
11 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
10 000 Sl icon.png
320 Ge icon.png
Mods armor frame.png
Airframe
Research:
13 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
12 000 Sl icon.png
370 Ge icon.png
Mods g suit.png
G-suit
Research:
14 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
13 000 Sl icon.png
400 Ge icon.png
Mods armor cover.png
Cover
Research:
18 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
17 000 Sl icon.png
520 Ge icon.png
Mods ammo.png
GSh-30-2_belt_pack
Research:
11 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
10 000 Sl icon.png
320 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods napalm fire bomb.png
ZB-500
Research:
11 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
10 000 Sl icon.png
320 Ge icon.png
Mods pilon block rocket.png
S-8KO
Research:
11 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
10 000 Sl icon.png
320 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods heli false thermal targets.png
Flares/Chaff
Research:
11 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
10 000 Sl icon.png
320 Ge icon.png
Mods weapon.png
GSh-30-2_new_gun
Research:
13 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
12 000 Sl icon.png
370 Ge icon.png
Mods pilon bomb.png
FAB-250
Research:
13 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
12 000 Sl icon.png
370 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods pilon rocket.png
S-24
Research:
13 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
12 000 Sl icon.png
370 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods agm missile.png
Kh-25
Research:
13 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
12 000 Sl icon.png
370 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods gunpods.png
Gun pod SPPU-22-01
Research:
14 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
13 000 Sl icon.png
400 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods pilon bomb.png
FAB-500
Research:
14 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
13 000 Sl icon.png
400 Ge icon.png
Mods pilon rocket.png
S-25
Research:
14 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
13 000 Sl icon.png
400 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods agm missile.png
Kh-29L
Research:
14 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
13 000 Sl icon.png
400 Ge icon.png
Mods ammo.png
ns23_belt_pack
Research:
18 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
17 000 Sl icon.png
520 Ge icon.png
Mods air to air missile.png
R-60M
Research:
18 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
17 000 Sl icon.png
520 Ge icon.png
Mods pilon block rocket large.png
B-13L
Research:
18 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
17 000 Sl icon.png
520 Ge icon.png
Mods jet engine extinguisher.png
EFS
Research:
18 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
17 000 Sl icon.png
520 Ge icon.png

Armaments

Ballistic Computer
CCIP (Guns) CCIP (Rockets) CCIP (Bombs) CCRP (Bombs)
Icon GreenCheckmark.png Icon GreenCheckmark.png Icon GreenCheckmark.png Icon GreenCheckmark.png

Offensive armament

Main article: GSh-30-2 (30 mm)

The Su-25 is armed with:

  • A choice between two presets:
    • 1 x 30 mm GSh-30-2 cannon, chin-mounted (250 rpg)
    • 1 x 30 mm GSh-30-2 cannon + 256 x countermeasures

Suspended armament

Main articles: Kh-25, Kh-25ML, Kh-29L, R-60, R-60M
Main articles: S-5K, S-8KO, S-13OF, S-24B
Main articles: S-25L, S-25O, S-25OF, S-25OFM

The Su-25 can be outfitted with the following ordnance presets:

  • Without load
  • 2 x R-60 missiles
  • 2 x R-60M missiles
  • 32 x 100 kg OFAB-100 bombs (3,200 kg total)
  • 8 x 250 kg OFAB-250sv bombs (2,000 kg total)
  • 8 x 500 kg FAB-500M-62 bombs (4,000 kg total)
  • 8 x ZB-500 incendiary bombs
  • 256 x S-5K rockets
  • 160 x S-8KO rockets
  • 40 x S-13OF rockets
  • 8 x S-24B rockets
  • 8 x S-25O rockets
  • 4 x Kh-25ML missiles
  • 2 x Kh-29L missiles
  • 4 x 23 mm GSh-23L cannons (250 rpg = 1,000 total)

Custom loadout options

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Hardpoints Su-25.png
23 mm GSh-23L cannons (250 rpg) 1 1 1 1
100 kg OFAB-100 bombs 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
250 kg OFAB-250sv bombs 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
500 kg FAB-500M-62 bombs 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
ZB-500 incendiary bombs 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
S-5K rockets 32 32 32 32 32 32 32 32
S-8KO rockets 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20
S-13OF rockets 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
S-24B rockets 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
S-25O rockets 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
S-25OF rockets 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
S-25OFM rockets 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Kh-25 missiles 1 1 1 1
Kh-25ML missiles 1 1 1 1
Kh-29L missiles 1 1
R-60 missiles 1 1
R-60M missiles 1 1
S-25L missiles 1 1 1 1
Maximum permissible weight imbalance: 1,500 kg

Usage in battles

The Su-25 is best suited for low altitude attack runs on enemy ground units. Its multitude of air-to-ground weapons as well as its good survivability allow it to perform CAS role in Ground Realistic Battles very well. In Air Realistic Battles, it still is a force to be reckoned with in terms of ground attack, being able to erase a huge chunk of enemy points if left alone. The large quantity of unguided rockets allows for mass destruction of most ground targets. Additionally, the GSh-30-2 cannon will easily rip through light, medium and heavy tanks from the sides or the rear, the same applies to light pillboxes if aimed at the top. The aircraft can also use its bombs for striking strategic bombing points. In terms of air-to-air combat, the Su-25 can utilize its excellent R-60M missiles for self-defence, being able to lock onto incoming enemy planes from any direction. Keep in mind that as long as you maintain your speed, you might keep up in a dogfight with an opponent but after a few turns the aircraft will bleed a lot of speed and become very sluggish.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Effective offensive armament, the GSh-30-2 cannon has very high shell velocity and good hitting power
  • Well armoured airframe, can survive a lot of damage
  • Decent acceleration
  • Access to all-aspect R-60M missiles with great tracking
  • Generous amount of countermeasures
  • Wide array of suspended armament and possibility to create custom loadouts

Cons:

  • Low max speed
  • Big aircraft, easy to hit
  • Large turn radius
  • Compression at higher speeds
  • Can rip its wings in level flight if not careful

History

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Media

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See also

External links


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