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The Su-7BMK is a premium gift rank VI Soviet strike aircraft with a battle rating of 9.7 (AB/SB) and 9.3 (RB). It was introduced in Update "Red Skies".

General info

Flight performance

Air brakes
Allows you to dramatically reduce the flight speed by releasing special flaps
Drogue parachute
Reduces braking distance when landing on any runway
Max speed
at 11 000 m2 232 km/h
Turn time27 s
Max altitude19 000 m
EngineSaturn AL-7F-1-250
Cooling systemAir
Take-off weight15 t
Characteristics Max Speed
(km/h at 11,000 m)
Max altitude
Turn time
Rate of climb
Take-off run
Stock 2,166 2,151 19000 27.5 28.5 167.8 159.3 1,250
Upgraded 2,323 2,232 26.6 27.0 225.5 195.0


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 + -
1,260 630 N/A N/A 473 ~10 ~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-1-250 1 8,365 kg 335 kg/m2
Engine characteristics Mass with fuel (no weapons load) Max Takeoff
Weight (each) Type 8m fuel 20m fuel 28m fuel
2,200 kg Afterburning axial-flow turbojet 9,270 kg 10,505 kg 11,383 kg 14,950 kg
Maximum engine thrust @ 0 m (RB/SB) Thrust to weight ratio @ 0 m (WEP)
Condition 100% WEP 8m fuel 20m fuel 28m fuel MTOW
Stationary 5,848 kgf 8,266 kgf 0.89 0.79 0.73 0.55
Optimal 6,664 kgf
(1,000 km/h)
9,984 kgf
(1,000 km/h)
1.08 0.95 0.88 0.67

Survivability and armour

Crew1 person
Speed of destruction
Structural0 km/h
Gear630 km/h

The pilot is well protected from shots, with a 102 mm bulletproof glass front windscreen in the cockpit, an 8 mm steel plate in front of the instrument panel and a 5 mm steel plate above the windshield. There is also some armour protection from behind: 36 mm Aluminium Alloy plates for the seat and a 20 mm Aluminium Alloy plate for the headrest. There is no protection from shots coming from the sides.

Modifications and economy

Repair cost
AB5 070 Sl icon.png
RB5 070 Sl icon.png
SB10 000 Sl icon.png
Crew training10 000 Sl icon.png
Experts1 210 000 Sl icon.png
Aces2 600 Ge icon.png
Research Aces2 020 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
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Talisman.png 2 × 226 / 226 / 226 % Rp icon.png
Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
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Fuselage repair
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New boosters
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Wings repair
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Ballistic Computer
CCIP (Guns) CCIP (Rockets) CCIP (Bombs) CCRP (Bombs)
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Offensive armament

Weapon 12 x 30 mm NR-30 cannon
Ammunition160 rounds
Fire rate1 000 shots/min
Main article: NR-30 (30 mm)

The Su-7BMK is armed with:

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

Suspended armament

Number of setups6
List of setups
Setup 196 x S-5K rockets
Setup 242 x S-3K rockets
Setup 36 x 250 kg OFAB-250sv bomb
Setup 44 x 500 kg FAB-500M-54 bomb
Setup 52 x 250 kg OFAB-250sv bomb
4 x 500 kg FAB-500M-54 bomb
Setup 66 x S-24 rockets

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

  • Without load
  • 96 x S-5K 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)
  • 6 x S-24 rockets

Usage in battles

Arcade battles

The Su-7BMK can bomb bases, intercept bombers, and fight other fighter planes at the same time. With the awesome acceleration of the Su-7, you can easily catch up with the enemy, because of the massive and powerful engine with its afterburner. However, keep an eye on the fuel: the afterburner burns a ton of fuel when active, so the best would be to fill the fuel tank up to full. The plane also features a ballistic computer, and two 30 mm autocannons, with very good ammo selection, which can rip apart any plane you'll face in battle. The Su-7BMK can perform well in a 1-vs-1 scenario, but if it encounters multiple enemy planes, it will have problems (especially if your enemy is equipped with air-to-air missiles). The best would be to have a teammate close to you, so you will have some cover if things go wrong.

Realistic battles

Dogfighting is not the greatest idea because of the poor turn rate; the enemy can out-turn you easily, and get behind you. Also because of the low ammo capacity of the guns (160 rounds), you should apply trigger discipline. The two 30 mm autocannons are awesome, and easily destroy the most armoured planes at its rank. However, they consume ammo very fast if continuously fired. Overall, the Su-7BMK should remain an interceptor, and a base bomber. With its ballistic computer, you won't have a hard time hitting ground targets and bases.

Pros and cons


  • High flight speed and rate of climb
  • Retains energy very well
  • The 4 x 500 kg + 2 x 250 kg bombload allows for efficient bombing
  • Its speed combined with an airspawn lets you quickly reach bomb targets and return to base for rearming before enemies can get to you
  • High ammunition load
  • Radar Warning Receiver (stock)


  • Decreased manoeuvrability at high speeds
  • Lacks guided weapons: neither AGMs or AAMs are available
  • Wings can be ripped apart if one isn't careful when diving on bomb targets
  • No countermeasures


The Su-7BMK was a simplified export variant of the Su-7BM. The fighters were produced from 1967 to 1971 to more than 400 units and exported to Egypt, India, Algeria, North Korea, and Afghanistan. The Su-7BMK is identical to the Su-7BKL except for its landing gear, IFF system, and ballistic computer.



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)
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Su-6  Su-6 · Su-6 (AM-42) · Su-6 (M-71F)
Su-7  Su-7B · Su-7BKL · Su-7BMK
Su-17  Su-17M2

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Sukhoi  Su-9 · Su-11 · Su-7B · Su-7BKL · Su-7BMK · Su-17M2
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