Su-6 (AM-42)

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Su-6 (AM-42)
General characteristics
2 peopleCrew
6.2 tTake-off weight
7.06 kg/sBurst mass
Flight characteristics
6 000 mCeiling
Mikulin AM-42Engine
waterCooling system
Speed of destruction
680 km/hStructural
330 km/hGear
Offensive armament
2 x 37 mm NS-37 cannonWeapon 1
90 roundsAmmunition
260 shots/minFire rate
2 x 7.62 mm ShKAS machine gunWeapon 2
1 500 roundsAmmunition
1 800 shots/minFire rate
Defensive armament
12.7 mm Berezin UB machine gunTurret
196 roundsAmmunition
1 027 shots/minFire rate
Suspended armament
16 x 25 kg AO-25M-1 bombSetup 1
6 x 50 kg FAB-50 (forged) bombSetup 2
4 x 100 kg FAB-100 (forged) bombSetup 3
6 x 100 kg FAB-100 (forged) bombSetup 4
2 x 250 kg FAB-250M43 bombSetup 5
6 x 50 kg FAB-50 (forged) bomb
10 x RS-82 rockets
Setup 6
6 x 50 kg FAB-50 (forged) bomb
10 x RBS-82 rockets
Setup 7
16 x 25 kg AO-25M-1 bomb
10 x RS-82 rockets
Setup 8
16 x 25 kg AO-25M-1 bomb
10 x RBS-82 rockets
Setup 9
10 x RS-132 rocketsSetup 10
10 x RBS-132 rocketsSetup 11
46 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
150 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png1 900 / 2 536/2 800 / 3 738/1 900 / 2 536Repair
43 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
150 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
820 Ge icon.pngAces
160 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
210 % Sl icon.png170 % Sl icon.png110 % Sl icon.png
This page is about the attacker aircraft Su-6 (AM-42). For the version with a M-71F engine, see Su-6 (M-71F).


The Su-6 (AM-42) in the garage

The Su-6 (AM-42) is a rank IV Russian attacker with a battle rating of 5.0 (AB/RB/SB). This aircraft was introduced in Update 1.71 "New E.R.A".

General info

Flight Performance

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

Max Speed
(km/h at 3,000 m)
Max altitude
Turn time
Rate of climb
Take-off run
478 459 6 000 25.8 26.7 8.6 8.2 800
Max Speed
(km/h at 3,000 m)
Max altitude (meters) Turn time (seconds) Rate of climb
Take-off run (meters)
531 501 6 000 23.9 25.0 15.2 11.2 800


Combat flap Take-off flap Landing flap Air brakes Arrestor gear
Wing-break speed
Gear limit
Combat flap
Max Static G
+ -
680 330  ??? ~?? ~?
Optimal velocities
< ??? < ??? < ??? > ???
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
 ?,??? m  ??? hp  ?,??? hp

Survivability and armour

Examine the survivability of the aircraft. Note how vulnerable the structure is and how secure the pilot is, whether the fuel tanks are armoured, etc. Describe the armour, if there is any, and also mention the vulnerability of other critical aircraft systems.


Offensive armament

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Suspended armament

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Defensive armament

Defensive armament with turret machine guns or cannons, crewed by gunners. Examine the number of gunners and what belts or drums are better to use. If defensive weaponry is not available, remove this subsection.

Usage in battles

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Manual Engine Control

MEC elements
Mixer Pitch Radiator Supercharger Turbocharger
Oil Water Type
Controllable Not controllable Not controllable Not controllable Separate Not controllable Not controllable


Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage Repair Radiator
II Compressor Airframe
III Wings Repair Engine
IV Engine Injection Cover

Pros and cons


  • Well armored
  • Powerful canons with great penetration and ammo reserves
  • Fairly agile despite its weight
  • Gunner is very well protected
  • Good payload options, including 10 x RS/RBS-132 rockets


  • Gunner has restrictive firing angles
  • Canons are hard to use in air to air
  • Rough stock grind
  • Defensive armament doesn't keep up with the opposition offensive armament


Describe the history of the creation and combat usage of the aircraft in more detail than in the introduction. If the historical reference turns out to be too long, take it to a separate article, taking a link to the article about the vehicle and adding a block "/ History" (example: and add a link to it here using the main template. Be sure to reference text and sources by using <ref>, as well as adding them at the end of the article. This section may also include the vehicle's dev blog entry (if applicable) and the in-game encyclopedia description (under === In-game description ===, also if applicable).


The Shooting Range #117 - Pages of History section at 04:42 discusses the Su-6.

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

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  • topic on the official game forum;
  • encyclopedia page on the aircraft;
  • other literature.

Sukhoi Design Bureau (Сухой Опытное конструкторское бюро)
Attackers  BB-1 · Su-2 MV-5 · Su-2 TSS-1 · Su-2 (M-82) · Su-6 (AM-42) · Su-6 (M-71F)

USSR attackers
Su  BB-1 · Su-2 MV-5 · Su-2 TSS-1 · Su-2 (M-82) · 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-10  IL-10 · IL-10 (1946)
Yak  Yak-2 KABB
  Tandem MAI