The Su-7BKL is a rank VI Soviet jet fighter with a battle rating of 9.7 (AB) and 10.0 (RB/SB). It was introduced in Update "Raining Fire".
|Characteristics|| Max Speed
(km/h at 11,000 m)
| Max altitude
| Turn time
| Rate of climb
| Take-off run|
|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|
|Optimal velocities (km/h)|
|< 700||< 650||< 600||N/A|
|Engine name||Number||Wing loading (full fuel)|
|Saturn AL-7F-1-250||1||8,446 kg||343 kg/m2|
|Engine characteristics||Mass with fuel (no weapons load)|| Max Takeoff|
|Weight (each)||Type||9m fuel||20m fuel||30m fuel||31m fuel|
|2,200 kg||Afterburning axial-flow turbojet||9,380 kg||10,522 kg||11,560 kg||11,664 kg||15,010 kg|
|Thrust to weight ratio @ 0 m (WEP)|
|Condition||100%||WEP||9m fuel||20m fuel||30m fuel||31m fuel||MTOW|
|Stationary||5,848 kgf||8,257 kgf||0.88||0.78||0.71||0.71||0.55|
|Optimal|| 6,664 kgf
| 9,974 kgf
Survivability and armour
Pilot: Pilot is protected by light aluminum plates and an armoured glass windscreen. These will not stop 20 mm AP frontally, but offer decent protection from the rear.
Engine: The engine is only protected by fuel tanks underneath. These can reduce the damage from shrapnel, but it is otherwise unprotected.
Flight controls: The flight control's cables go underneath the fuselage, and have a good chance to stay in one piece when hit.
The aircraft does not come with flares nor RWR, it will struggle against anything higher than its BR.
Modifications and economy
The Su-7BKL is armed with:
- 2 x 30 mm NR-30 cannons, wing-mounted (80 rpg = 160 total)
The Su-7BKL can be outfitted with the following ordnance:
- Without load
- 96 x S-5K rockets
- 160 x S-5K rockets
- 6 x S-24 rockets
- 42 x S-3K rockets
- 6 x 250 kg OFAB-250sv bombs (1,500 kg total)
- 4 x 500 kg FAB-500M-54 bombs (2,000 kg total)
- 4 x 500 kg FAB-500M-54 bombs + 2 x 250 kg OFAB-250sv bombs (2,500 kg total)
Usage in battles
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Pros and cons
- Good horizontal flight speed
- Large variety of mounted weapons
- Powerful cannons capable of accurate strafing runs together with the ballistics computer
- Mediocre controllability
- Subpar roll rate, even with the boosters modification installed
- No guided weapons
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|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 · Yak-38 · Yak-38M|
|Mikoyan-Gurevich||MiG-9 · MiG-9 (l) · MiG-15 · MiG-15bis · MiG-15bis ISH · MiG-17 · MiG-17AS · MiG-19PT · MiG-21F-13 · MiG-21PFM · MiG-21SMT · MiG-21bis|
|Lavochkin||La-174 · La-15 · La-200|
|Sukhoi||Su-7B · Su-7BKL|
|Ilyushin||IL-28 · IL-28Sh|