Su-6

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VTOL | Rank 5 USSR
Yak-38 Pack
This page is about the premium Soviet strike aircraft Su-6. For other versions, see Su-6 (Family).
Su-6
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Su-6
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Description

The Su-6 is a premium rank IV Soviet strike aircraft with a battle rating of 4.3 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update "Raining Fire".

General info

Flight performance

Max speed
at 2 500 m491 km/h
Turn time22 s
Max altitude6 000 m
EngineShvetsov M-71
TypeRadial
Cooling systemAir
Take-off weight6 t

Describe how the aircraft behaves in the air. Speed, manoeuvrability, acceleration and allowable loads - these are the most important characteristics of the vehicle.

Characteristics Max Speed
(km/h at 2,500 m)
Max altitude
(metres)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(metres/second)
Take-off run
(metres)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
Stock 468 451 6000 23.2 24.3 6.7 6.7 500
Upgraded 515 491 20.8 22.0 13.5 9.7

Details

Features
Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear
X X
Limits
Wings (km/h) Gear (km/h) Flaps (km/h) Max Static G
Combat Take-off Landing + -
680 330 458 431 290 ~10 ~5
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< 350 < 380 < 395 > 400

Survivability and armour

Crew1 person
Speed of destruction
Structural680 km/h
Gear330 km/h
  • 6 mm steel behind propeller spinner
  • 6 mm steel under oil cooling systems
  • 6 mm steel on both sides of fuel tank
  • 6 mm steel on both sides of pilot
  • 8 mm steel above pilot's head
  • 12 mm steel in front of and behind fuel tank
  • 12 mm steel behind pilot
  • 65 mm bulletproof glass in front of pilot
  • Self-sealing fuel tanks (1 underneath pilot)

Modifications and economy

Repair cost
AB2 600 Sl icon.png
RB7 400 Sl icon.png
SB2 620 Sl icon.png
Crew training10 000 Sl icon.png
Experts290 000 Sl icon.png
Aces940 Ge icon.png
Research Aces960 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
Talisman.png 2 × 90 / 190 / 260 % Sl icon.png
Talisman.png 2 × 166 / 166 / 166 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
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Fuselage repair
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Radiator
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Compressor
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Wings repair
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Engine
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Engine injection
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Airframe
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Cover
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DZ-40
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RO-82
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RO-132
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Armaments

Offensive armament

Ammunition230 rounds
Fire rate600 shots/min
Ammunition3 000 rounds
Fire rate1 800 shots/min

The Su-6 is armed with:

  • 2 x 23 mm VYa-23 cannons, wing-mounted (115 rpg = 230 total)
  • 4 x 7.62 mm ShKAS machine guns, wing-mounted (750 rpg = 3,000 total)

Suspended armament

Number of setups9
List of setups
Setup 116 x 25 kg AO-25M-1 bomb
Setup 26 x 50 kg FAB-50sv (forged) bomb
Setup 34 x 100 kg FAB-100sv (forged) bomb
Setup 46 x 50 kg FAB-50sv (forged) bomb
10 x RS-82 rockets
Setup 56 x 50 kg FAB-50sv (forged) bomb
10 x RBS-82 rockets
Setup 616 x 25 kg AO-25M-1 bomb
10 x RS-82 rockets
Setup 716 x 25 kg AO-25M-1 bomb
10 x RBS-82 rockets
Setup 810 x RS-132 rockets
Setup 910 x RBS-132 rockets
Main articles: RS-82, RBS-82, RS-132, RBS-132

The Su-6 can be outfitted with the following ordnance:

  • Without load
  • 16 x 25 kg AO-25M-1 bombs (400 kg total)
  • 6 x 50 kg FAB-50 bombs (300 kg total)
  • 4 x 100 kg FAB-100 bombs (400 kg total)
  • 6 x 50 kg FAB-50 bombs + 10 x RS-82 rockets (300 kg total)
  • 6 x 50 kg FAB-50 bombs + 10 x RBS-82 rockets (300 kg total)
  • 16 x 25 kg AO-25M-1 bombs + 10 x RS-82 rockets (400 kg total)
  • 16 x 25 kg AO-25M-1 bombs + 10 x RBS-82 rockets (400 kg total)
  • 10 x RS-132 rockets
  • 10 x RBS-132 rockets

Usage in battles

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Manual Engine Control

MEC elements
Mixer Pitch Radiator Supercharger Turbocharger
Oil Water Type
Controllable Controllable
Not auto controlled
Controllable
Not auto controlled
Controllable
Not auto controlled
Separate Not controllable
1 gear
Not controllable

Pros and cons

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Cons:

History

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Media

Skins
Videos

See also

Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example:

  • 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 strike aircraft
Su-2  BB-1 · Su-2 MV-5 · Su-2 TSS-1 · Su-2 (M-82)
Su-6  Su-6 · Su-6 (AM-42) · Su-6 (M-71F)
IL-2  IL-2 (1941) · IL-2 (1942) · IL-2M (1943) · IL-2M type 3 · IL-2M "Avenger" · IL-2-37 · IL-2 M-82
IL-10  IL-10 · IL-10 (1946)
Pe-3  Pe-3 (e) · Pe-3 · Pe-3bis
Tandem MAI  Tandem MAI
TIS MA  TIS MA
Yak-2  Yak-2 KABB

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