Su-6 (M-71F)

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This page is about the Soviet strike aircraft Su-6 (M-71F). For other versions, see Su-6 (Family).
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Su-6 (M-71F)
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Description

The Su-6 was an aircraft developed with the intention of surpassing the combat-proven Il-2, however both projects were very similar. The Su-6 started development in 1939, with the first prototype flying in 1941. Problems with the engine and relocation due to World War 2 doomed the first two prototypes, although the second one had very successful test results. The third prototype learned from the lessons of the Il-2 in combat and introduced a rear gunner armed with a 12.7 mm HMG. It also addressed the engine problems introducing the new M-71F radial engine. The aircraft also featured a pair of 37 mm cannons in the wings, instead of the conventional 23 mm cannons.

It was introduced in Update 1.63 "Desert Hunters". The Su-6 (M-71F) is a very conventional ground attacker: slow, not very manoeuvrable, but armed with a powerful armament. For air to air, the 37 mm cannons are not ideal when compared to the more conventional 23 mm cannons in the previous Su-6 and most Il-2s. However, these cannons are better suited for dealing with tanks if they are aimed properly. Compared to the previous Su-6, the bomb load was also increased, now being able to carry 2 x 250 kg bombs as well as rockets, which is a very decent loadout for ground battles, and if you aim properly, each bomb should be able to destroy a medium target, although they might struggle against heavily armoured vehicles.

General info

Flight performance

Max speed
at 1 400 m514 km/h
Turn time26 s
Max altitude6 000 m
EngineShvetsov M-71
TypeRadial
Cooling systemAir
Take-off weight6 t
Characteristics Max Speed
(km/h at 1,400 m)
Max altitude
(metres)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(metres/second)
Take-off run
(metres)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
Stock 493 476 6000 27.2 28.2 8.4 8.4 800
Upgraded 536 514 24.9 26.0 14.7 10.9

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 > 341

Survivability and armour

Crew2 people
Speed of destruction
Structural680 km/h
Gear330 km/h
  • 4 mm steel on both sides of the nose
  • 4 mm steel on both sides of gunner
  • 6 mm steel in propeller spinner
  • 6 mm steel surrounding wing-mounted oil cooling systems
  • 6 mm steel on top of pilot
  • 6 mm steel on both sides of pilot
  • 6 mm steel in front of and below windshield
  • 6 mm steel at an angle in front of gunner*
  • 10 mm steel behind gunner
  • 10-12 mm steel in front of gunner*
  • 64 mm bulletproof glass in front of pilot
  • 64 mm bulletproof glass in front of gunner*
  • Self-sealing fuel tanks, with neutral gas pressurization system (1 under pilot)

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB986 → 1 285 Sl icon.png
RB1 895 → 2 471 Sl icon.png
SB3 748 → 4 887 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications29 700 Rp icon.png
58 200 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost1 200 Ge icon.png
Crew training30 000 Sl icon.png
Experts105 000 Sl icon.png
Aces590 Ge icon.png
Research Aces360 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
70 / 120 / 470 % Sl icon.png
148 / 148 / 148 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
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Fuselage repair
Research:
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Cost:
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125 Ge icon.png
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Radiator
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Airframe
Research:
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135 Ge icon.png
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Compressor
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Cost:
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135 Ge icon.png
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Wings repair
Research:
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Cost:
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200 Ge icon.png
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Engine
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200 Ge icon.png
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Cover
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340 Ge icon.png
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Engine injection
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shkas_belt_pack
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ub_turret_belt_pack
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DZ-40
Research:
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Cost:
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shkas_new_gun
Research:
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ub_turret_new_gun
Research:
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135 Ge icon.png
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RO-82
Research:
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Cost:
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ns37_belt_pack
Research:
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Cost:
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200 Ge icon.png
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RO-132
Research:
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Cost:
3 700 Sl icon.png
200 Ge icon.png
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ns37_new_gun
Research:
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Cost:
6 300 Sl icon.png
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Armaments

Offensive armament

The Su-6 (M-71F) is armed with:

  • 2 x 37 mm NS-37 cannons, wing-mounted (45 rpg = 90 total)
  • 2 x 7.62 mm ShKAS machine guns, wing-mounted (750 rpg = 1,500 total)

Suspended armament

The Su-6 (M-71F) can be outfitted with the following ordnance:

1 2 3 4 5
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25 kg AO-25M-1 bombs 16
50 kg FAB-50sv bombs 1 4 1
100 kg FAB-100sv bombs 1 4 1
250 kg FAB-250sv bombs 1 1
M-8 rockets 5 5
M-13UK rockets 5 5
RBS-82 rockets 5 5
RBS-132 rockets 5 5
Maximum permissible loadout weight: 631 kg
Maximum permissible wing load: 320 kg
Maximum permissible weight imbalance: 280 kg
Default weapon presets
  • Without load
  • 10 x M-8 rockets
  • 10 x RBS-82 rockets
  • 10 x M-13UK rockets
  • 10 x RBS-132 rockets
  • 16 x 25 kg AO-25M-1 bombs (400 kg total)
  • 6 x 50 kg FAB-50sv bombs (300 kg total)
  • 6 x 100 kg FAB-100sv bombs (600 kg total)
  • 2 x 250 kg FAB-250sv bombs (500 kg total)

Defensive armament

Main article: Berezin UB (12.7 mm)

The Su-6 (M-71F) is defended by:

  • 1 x 12.7 mm Berezin UB machine gun, dorsal turret (196 rpg)

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 Controllable
2 gears
Not controllable

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Powerful 37 mm cannons
  • Reasonably well-armoured
  • Good ordnance options
  • High ammo count
  • Only 1 fuel tank, making it hard to hit

Cons:

  • Bad manoeuvrability
  • Slow
  • Defensive MG firing arc is heavily restricted

History

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Media

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See also

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External links


Sukhoi Design Bureau (Сухого Опытное конструкторское бюро)
Jet fighters  Su-9 · Su-11
Su-27  Su-27
Strike aircraft 
Su-2  BB-1 · Su-2 (M-82) · Su-2 MV-5 · Su-2 TSS-1
Su-6  Su-6 · Su-6 (AM-42) · Su-6 (M-71F)
Su-7  Su-7B · Su-7BKL · Su-7BMK
Su-8  Su-8
Su-17  Su-17M2 · Su-17M4 · Su-22M3
Su-25  Su-25 · Su-25BM · Su-25K · Su-25T · Su-25SM3 · Su-39
Export  ◊Su-22UM3K · ◔Su-22M3 · ◊Su-22M4
  J-11*
  *CKD and SKD kits assembled by Shenyang Aircraft Corporation

USSR strike aircraft
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-8  IL-8 (1944)
IL-10  IL-10 · IL-10 (1946)
Pe-3  Pe-3 (e) · Pe-3 · Pe-3bis
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)
Su-8  Su-8
Tandem MAI  Tandem MAI
TIS MA  TIS MA
Tu-1  Tu-1
Yak-2  Yak-2 KABB