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General characteristics
1 personCrew
13.043 tTake-off weight
13.53 kg/sBurst mass
Flight characteristics
19000 mCeiling
Saturn AL-7F-1-100Engine
airCooling system
Speed of destruction
1260 km/hStructural
630 km/hGear
Offensive armament
2 x 30 mm NR-30 cannonWeapon 1
160 roundsAmmunition
1000 shots/minFire rate
Suspended armament
64 x S-5K rocketsSetup 1
4 x S-24 rocketsSetup 2
28 x S-3K rocketsSetup 3
4 x 250 kg OFAB-250-270 bombSetup 4
4 x 500 kg FAB-500M-54 bombSetup 5
380000 Rp icon.pngResearch
990000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png11000 / 14784/5290 / 7109/2900 / 3897Repair
280000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
990000 Sl icon.pngExperts
2200 Ge icon.pngAces
214 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
380 % Sl icon.png160 % Sl icon.png100 % Sl icon.png


GarageImage Su-7B.jpg

The Su-7B is a rank VI Soviet jet fighter with a battle rating of 10.0 (AB/RB) and 9.7 (SB). It was introduced in Update "Starfighters".

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.

Characteristics Max Speed
(km/h at 11,000 m)
Max altitude
Turn time
Rate of climb
Take-off run
Stock 2,161 2,145 19000 27.4 28.2 166.4 157.6 1,250
Upgraded 2,323 2,232 26.6 27.0 227.0 195.0


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 + -
1260 630 700 520 473 ~11 ~3
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< 700 < 650 < 600 N/A

Engine performance

Engine Aircraft mass
Engine name Number Basic Mass Wing loading (full fuel)
Saturn AL-7F-1-100 1 7,926 kg 315 kg/m2
Engine characteristics Mass with fuel (no weapons load) Max Takeoff
Weight (each) Type 8m fuel 20m fuel 27m fuel
2,200 kg Afterburning axial-flow turbojet 8,756 kg 10,000 kg 10,726 kg 13,043 kg
Maximum engine thrust @ 0 m (RB / SB) Thrust to weight ratio @ 0 m (WEP)
Condition 100% WEP 8m fuel 20m fuel 27m fuel MTOW
Stationary 5,848 kgf 8,257 kgf 0.94 0.83 0.77 0.63
Optimal 6,664 kgf
(1,000 km/h)
9,974 kgf
(1,000 km/h)
1.14 1.00 0.93 0.76

Survivability and armour

  • 20 mm Aluminium Alloy - pilot's headrest
  • 36 mm Aluminium Alloy - pilot's backrest
  • 8 mm steel - cockpit front bulkhead
  • 102 mm Bulletproof glass - Armoured windscreen


Offensive armament

Main article: NR-30 (30 mm)

The Su-7B is armed with:

  • 2 x 30 mm NR-30 cannons, -mounted (80 rpg = 160 total)

Suspended armament

The Su-7B can be outfitted with the following ordnance:

  • Without load
  • 64 x S-5K rockets
  • 4 x S-24 rockets
  • 28 x S-3K rockets
  • 4 x 250 kg OFAB-250-270 bombs (1,000 kg total)
  • 4 x 500 kg FAB-500M-54 bombs (2,000 kg total)

Usage in battles

Describe the tactics of playing in the aircraft, the features of using aircraft in a team and advice on tactics. Refrain from creating a "guide" - do not impose a single point of view, but instead, give the reader food for thought. Examine the most dangerous enemies and give recommendations on fighting them. If necessary, note the specifics of the game in different modes (AB, RB, SB).


Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage repair Compressor Offensive 30 mm UB-16
II New boosters Airframe FAB-250 S-3K
III Wings Repair New 30 mm cannons C-24
IV G-suit Engine Cover FAB-500

Pros and cons


  • One of the fastest planes at its battle rating
  • Very fast acceleration
  • With S-24 rockets you can win every head-on
  • Able to zoom climb up to 8,000 m
  • 2 x 30 mm cannons are very powerful with Armored targets belt
  • Decent energy retention


  • Huge plane and very fragile
  • Underwhelming maneuverability although recently improved
  • Very unstable
  • Below average roll rate


On May 14th 1953, shortly after Stalin's death and the reopening of the Sukhoi OKB, they began work on a swept-wing front-line fighter. Their first prototype was named S-1 and was fitted with the all-new Lyulka AL-7 turbojet. It was the first Soviet aircraft to utilize the all-moving tailplane and a translating centerbody, plus a dramatic wing sweep of 60°, irreversible hydraulically boosted controls, and an ejection seat of Sukhoi's own design. After the success of the S-1, production began with the S-2. later renamed the Su-7.

Later, on 31 July 1958, the Soviet Tactical Aviation tasked Sukhoi with developing a ground-attack variant of the Su-7, which could replace the scrapped Ilyushin IL-10. The resulting prototype, S-22, incorporated structural refinements for high-speed, low-altitude operations. It first flew in March 1959 and entered service in 1961 as the Su-7B.


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-7B · Su-7BKL

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