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{{Specs-Card|code=su-6_am42}}
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{{About
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| about = Soviet attacker '''{{PAGENAME}}'''
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| usage = other versions
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| link = Su-6 (Family)
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{{Specs-Card
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== Description ==
 
== Description ==
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The '''{{Specs|name}}''' is a rank {{Specs|rank}} Soviet attacker {{Battle-rating}}. It was introduced in [[Update 1.71 "New E.R.A."]].
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The Su-6 is a ground attack aircraft made with a bit of the IL-2 mindset, but with some improvements to manoeuvrability and speed, however lacking in some aspects like armour and the tail gunner. Despite the improvements, it is still not recommended to go for enemy planes as, unless it is a head-on, you will lose energy quickly and perish. The gunner can help deal with some opponents that stick to your tail, but it has only a 24° horizontal guidance, so it won't help in most cases. The armour is good at the back, but it won't stop much more than a 12.7 mm bullet. Everything is compensated by the wide array of payload options, even allowing you to change the [[NS-37 (37 mm)]] for a weaker but higher capacity and easier to aim [[VYa-23 (23 mm)]], which can still take out pillboxes and light tanks.
  
[[File:GarageImage_Su-6_AM-42.jpg|420px|thumb|left|The '''{{PAGENAME}}''' in the garage]]
 
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The '''{{Specs|name}}''' is a Rank {{Specs|rank}} Russian attacker {{Battle-rating|1}}. This aircraft was introduced in [[Update 1.71 "New E.R.A"]].
 
 
== General info ==
 
== General info ==
=== Flight Performance ===
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=== Flight performance ===
<!--''Describe how the aircraft behaves in the air. Maximum speed, manoeuvrability, speed and allowable loads - these are the most important characteristics of the vehicle.''-->
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{{Specs-Avia-Flight}}
{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
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<!--''Describe how the aircraft behaves in the air. Speed, manoeuvrability, acceleration and allowable loads - these are the most important characteristics of the vehicle.''-->
|-
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! colspan="8" | Characteristics
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{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center" width="70%"
|-
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! rowspan="2" | Characteristics
! colspan="8" | ''Stock''
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! colspan="2" | Max Speed<br>(km/h at 3,000 m)
|-
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! rowspan="2" | Max altitude<br>(metres)
! colspan="2" | Max Speed<br>(km/h at ?,000 m)
 
! rowspan="2" | Max altitude<br>(meters)
 
 
! colspan="2" | Turn time<br>(seconds)
 
! colspan="2" | Turn time<br>(seconds)
! colspan="2" | Rate of climb<br>(meters/second)
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! colspan="2" | Rate of climb<br>(metres/second)
! rowspan="2" |Take-off run<br>(meters)
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! rowspan="2" | Take-off run<br>(metres)
|-
 
! ABN1K2-J
 
! RB
 
! AB
 
! RB
 
! AB
 
! RB
 
|-
 
| ? || ? || {{Specs|ceiling}} || ??.? || ??.? || ??.? || ??.? || ???
 
|-
 
! colspan="8" | ''Upgraded''
 
 
|-
 
|-
! colspan="2" | Max Speed<br>(km/h at ?,000 m)
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! AB !! RB !! AB !! RB !! AB !! RB
! rowspan="2" |Max altitude (meters)
 
! colspan="2" | Turn time (seconds)
 
! colspan="2" | Rate of climb<br>(meters/second)
 
! rowspan="2" |Take-off run (meters)
 
 
|-
 
|-
! AB
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! Stock
! RB
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| 478 || 459 || rowspan="2" | {{Specs|ceiling}} || 25.8 || 26.7 || 8.6 || 8.2 || rowspan="2" | 800
! AB
 
! RB
 
! AB
 
! RB
 
 
|-
 
|-
| ? || ? || {{Specs|ceiling}} || ??.? || ??.? || ??.? || ??.? || ???
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! Upgraded
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| 531 || 501 || 23.9 || 25.0 || 15.2 || 11.2
 
|-
 
|-
 
|}
 
|}
  
====Details====
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==== Details ====
{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
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{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center" width="50%"
 
|-
 
|-
 
! colspan="5" | Features
 
! colspan="5" | Features
 
|-
 
|-
! Combat flap
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! Combat flaps !! Take-off flaps !! Landing flaps !! Air brakes !! Arrestor gear
! Take-off flap
 
! Landing flap
 
! Air brakes
 
! Arrestor gear
 
 
|-
 
|-
| X || X || X || X || X    <!-- ✓ -->
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| || || || X || X    <!-- ✓ -->
 
|-
 
|-
 
|}
 
|}
  
{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
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{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center" width="50%"
 
|-
 
|-
! colspan="5" | Limits
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! colspan="7" | Limits
 
|-
 
|-
! rowspan="2" | Wing-break speed<br>(km/h)
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! rowspan="2" | Wings (km/h)
! rowspan="2" | Gear limit<br>(km/h)
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! rowspan="2" | Gear (km/h)
! rowspan="2" | Combat flap<br> (km/h)
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! colspan="3" | Flaps (km/h)
 
! colspan="2" | Max Static G
 
! colspan="2" | Max Static G
 
|-
 
|-
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! Combat !! Take-off !! Landing !! + !! -
! -
 
 
|-
 
|-
| {{Specs|разрушение|конструкции}} || {{Specs|разрушение|шасси}} || ??? || ~?? || ~?
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| {{Specs|destruction|body}} || {{Specs|destruction|gear}} || 458 || 431 || 290 || ~10 || ~5
 
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|-
 
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{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
 
{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
 
|-
 
|-
! colspan="4" | Optimal velocities
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! colspan="4" | Optimal velocities (km/h)
 
|-
 
|-
! Ailerons<br>(km/h)
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! Ailerons !! Rudder !! Elevators !! Radiator
! Rudder<br>(km/h)
 
! Elevators<br>(km/h)
 
! Radiator<br>(km/h)
 
 
|-
 
|-
| < ??? || < ??? || < ??? || > ???
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| < 350 || < 380 || < 395 || > 323
 
|-
 
|-
 
|}
 
|}
  
{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
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=== Survivability and armour ===
|-
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{{Specs-Avia-Armour}}
! colspan="3" | Compressor (RB/SB)
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|-
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! colspan="3" | Setting 1
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* 4 mm steel surrounding the engine
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* 4 mm steel on both sides of gunner
! Optimal altitude
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* 6 mm steel behind propeller spinner
! 100% Engine power
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* 6 mm steel behind wing oil cooling systems
! WEP Engine power
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* 6 mm steel beneath fuel tank
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* 6 mm steel on both sides of pilot
| ?,??? m || ??? hp || ?,??? hp
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* 6 mm steel beside gunner's head
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* 6 mm steel directly in front of windshield
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* 6 mm steel above windshield
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* 10 mm steel between pilot and gunner
! Optimal altitude
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* 10 mm steel in front of gunner<nowiki>*</nowiki>
! 100% Engine power
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* 12 mm steel in front of gunner<nowiki>*</nowiki>
! WEP Engine power
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* 64 mm bulletproof glass in front of pilot
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* 64 mm bulletproof glass in front of gunner<nowiki>*</nowiki>
| ?,??? m || ?,??? hp || ?,??? hp
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* Self-sealing fuel tank with neutral gas pressurization system underneath pilot
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! colspan="3" | Setting 3
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<nowiki>*</nowiki> (Note: the gunner is rear-facing)
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! Optimal altitude
 
! 100% Engine power
 
! WEP Engine power
 
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| ?,??? m || ?,??? hp || ?,??? hp
 
|- -->
 
|}
 
  
=== Survivability and armour ===
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=== Modifications and economy ===
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{{Specs-Economy}}
* No armour plating
 
* No armour glazing
 
* Critical components located at the front of aircraft (fuel, pilot, engine, controls)
 
* More fuel tanks located in wings near the fuselage
 
  
 
== Armaments ==
 
== Armaments ==
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{{Specs-Avia-Armaments}}
 
=== Offensive armament ===
 
=== Offensive armament ===
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{{Specs-Avia-Offensive}}
{{main|MAC 1934 (7.5 mm)}}
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{{main|NS-37 (37 mm)|VYa-23 (23 mm)|ShKAS (7.62 mm)}}
  
 
The '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''' is armed with:
 
The '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''' is armed with:
  
* 4 x 7.5 mm [[MAC 1934 (7.5 mm)|MAC 1934]] machine guns (300 rpg = 1,200 total)
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* A choice between two presets:
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** 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)
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** 2 x 23 mm VYa-23 cannons, wing-mounted (120 rpg = 240 total) + 2 x 7.62 mm ShKAS machine guns, wing-mounted (750 rpg = 1,500 total)
''Describe the aircraft's suspended armament: additional cannons under the wings, bombs, rockets and torpedoes. This section is especially important for bombers and attackers. If there is no suspended weaponry remove this subsection.''-->
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;''Main article:&nbsp;'''[[:Category:Suspended armaments|Bombs]]'''''-->
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=== Suspended armament ===
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{{Specs-Avia-Suspended}}
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{{main|AO-25M-1 (25 kg)|FAB-50 (50 kg)|FAB-100 (100 kg)|FAB-250M43 (250 kg)}}
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{{main|RS-82|RBS-82|RS-132|RBS-132}}
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The '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''' can be outfitted with the following ordnance:
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* Without load
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* 16 x 25 kg AO-25M-1 bombs (400 kg total)
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* 6 x 50 kg FAB-50 bombs (300 kg total)
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* 4 x 100 kg FAB-100 bombs (400 kg total)
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* 6 x 100 kg FAB-100 bombs (600 kg total)
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* 2 x 250 kg FAB-250M43 bombs (500 kg total)
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* 6 x 50 kg FAB-50 bombs + 10 x RS-82 rockets (300 kg total)
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* 6 x 50 kg FAB-50 bombs + 10 x RBS-82 rockets (300 kg total)
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* 16 x 25 kg AO-25M-1 bombs + 10 x RS-82 rockets (400 kg total)
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* 16 x 25 kg AO-25M-1 bombs + 10 x RBS-82 rockets (400 kg total)
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* 10 x RS-132 rockets
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* 10 x RBS-132 rockets
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=== Defensive armament ===
 
=== 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.''
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{{Specs-Avia-Defensive}}
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<!-- ''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 the battles ==
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{{main|Berezin UB (12.7 mm)}}
<!--''Describe the tactics of playing in an aircraft, the features of using vehicles in a team and advice on tactics. Refrain from creating a "guide" - do not impose a single point of view but 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).''-->
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The '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''' is defended by:
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* 1 x 12.7 mm Berezin UB machine gun, dorsal turret (196 rpg)
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== Usage in battles ==
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===Manual Engine Control===
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The Su-6, like previous Ilyushin attackers, is a tough aircraft that excels at taking out enemy ground targets. The Su-6 comes equipped with two 37 mm cannons as standard armament, which can be swapped out for 23 mm cannons. With the 37 mm cannons, the aircraft can take out most ground targets with ease: even heavy tanks don't stand a chance with well-aimed shots to the sides or rear.  As they rapidly lose accuracy in full-auto fire, controlled semi-auto fire is required to make the most out of the 37 mm cannons. It may be easier to take out most ground targets with the 23 mm cannons (given they're far more accurate than the 37 mm cannons in full-auto). With either choice of cannon armament, the Su-6 can even be a lethal foe for enemy attackers who aren't too careful, though the 23 mm cannons are better suited to anti-air attacks compared to the 37 mm. Apart from the higher BR and different cannon options compared to previous Soviet attackers, the Su-6 plays much like the Il-2s that precede it.
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=== Manual Engine Control ===
 
{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
 
{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
 
|-
 
|-
 
! colspan="7" | MEC elements
 
! colspan="7" | MEC elements
 
|-
 
|-
! rowspan="2" |Mixer
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! rowspan="2" | Mixer
! rowspan="2" |Pitch
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! rowspan="2" | Pitch
! colspan="3" |Radiator
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! colspan="3" | Radiator
! rowspan="2" |Supercharger
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! rowspan="2" | Supercharger
! rowspan="2" |Turbocharger
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! rowspan="2" | Turbocharger
 
|-
 
|-
! Oil
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! Oil !! Water !! Type
! Water
 
! Type  
 
 
|-
 
|-
| Controllable || rowspan="2" | Not controllable || rowspan="2" | Not controllable || rowspan="2" | Not controllable || rowspan="2" | Separate || rowspan="2" | Not ontrollable || rowspan="2" | Not controllable
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| Controllable || Controllable<br>Not auto controlled || Controllable<br>Not auto controlled || Controllable<br>Not auto controlled || Separate || Not controllable<br>1 gear || Not controllable
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|}
 
 
 
===Modules===
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
!colspan = "1"| Tier
 
!colspan = "2"| Flight performance
 
!colspan = "1"| Survivability
 
!colspan = "2"| Weaponry
 
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| I
 
| Fuselage Repair
 
| Radiator
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
| II
 
|
 
| Compressor
 
| Airframe
 
|
 
|-
 
| III
 
| Wings Repair
 
| Engine
 
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|
 
|-
 
| IV
 
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| Engine Injection
 
| Cover
 
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|-
 
|-
 
|}
 
|}
  
 
=== Pros and cons ===
 
=== Pros and cons ===
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'''Pros:'''
 
'''Pros:'''
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* Well armoured
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* Powerful, multi-purpose canons to attack ground and air targets
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* Good short term manoeuvrability at moderate speeds
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* Gunner & pilot are very well protected
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* Good payload options, including 10 x RS/RBS-132 rockets
  
 
'''Cons:'''
 
'''Cons:'''
*
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* Rear gunner has restrictive firing angles
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* Defensive armament doesn't keep up with the offensive armament of opposing aircraft
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* Bad sustained turn rate
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* Bad climb-rate compared to fighters
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* Uncontrollable at high speeds and bad redline speeds
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* Engine overheats easily
  
 
== History ==
 
== History ==
''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 big, take it to a separate article, taking a link to an article about the vehicle and adding a block "/ historical reference" (example: https://wiki.warthunder.com/Name-vehicles/historical reference) and add a link to it here using the <code>main</code> template. Be sure to include links to sources at the end of the article.''
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''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: <nowiki>https://wiki.warthunder.com/(Vehicle-name)/History</nowiki>) and add a link to it here using the <code>main</code> template. Be sure to reference text and sources by using <code><nowiki><ref></ref></nowiki></code>, as well as adding them at the end of the article with <code><nowiki><references /></nowiki></code>. This section may also include the vehicle's dev blog entry (if applicable) and the in-game encyclopedia description (under <code><nowiki>=== In-game description ===</nowiki></code>, also if applicable).''
  
 
== Media ==
 
== Media ==
''An excellent addition to the article will be video guides, as well as screenshots from the game and photos.''
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== Read also ==
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;Skins
''Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example,''
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* [https://live.warthunder.com/feed/camouflages/?vehicleCountry=ussr&vehicleType=aircraft&vehicleClass=assault&vehicle=su-6_am42 Skins and camouflages for the {{PAGENAME}} from live.warthunder.com.]
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;Videos
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{{Youtube-gallery|VHJN6ZWOmnY|'''The bane of tanks''' discusses the {{PAGENAME}} at 2:46 - ''War Thunder Official Channel''|yHuUGzezChI|'''Best after-party picks''' discusses the {{PAGENAME}} at 4:56 - ''War Thunder Official Channel''|sqYahRpZ9d0|'''You can customize every weapon in this plane - Su-6 (AM-42)''' - ''HowToPlay1337''|VSCwCJOW4-Q|'''The Shooting Range #117''' - ''Pages of History'' section at 04:42 discusses the Su-6.|ex_Q6Yg6r_I|'''Realistic: SU-6 (AM-42) [Cute and Cuddly]''' - ''Jengar''}}
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== See also ==
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''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;''
 
* ''reference to the series of the aircraft;''
 
* ''links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.''
 
* ''links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.''
<!--''ETC.''-->
 
  
== Sources ==
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== External links ==
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* ''topic on the official game forum;''
 
* ''topic on the official game forum;''
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* ''other literature.''-->
* ''other literature.''
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* [https://forum.warthunder.com/index.php?/topic/378372-su-6-am-42/ Official data sheet - more details about the performance]
  
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{{AirManufacturer Sukhoi}}
 
{{USSR attackers}}
 
{{USSR attackers}}

Revision as of 16:24, 20 February 2021

VTOL | Rank 5 USSR
Yak-38 Pack
This page is about the Soviet attacker Su-6 (AM-42). For other versions, see Su-6 (Family).
Su-6 (AM-42)
su-6_am42.png
GarageImage Su-6 (AM-42).jpg
Su-6 (AM-42)
AB RB SB
5.0 5.0 5.0
Research:46 000 Specs-Card-Exp.png
Purchase:150 000 Specs-Card-Lion.png
Show in game

Description

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

The Su-6 is a ground attack aircraft made with a bit of the IL-2 mindset, but with some improvements to manoeuvrability and speed, however lacking in some aspects like armour and the tail gunner. Despite the improvements, it is still not recommended to go for enemy planes as, unless it is a head-on, you will lose energy quickly and perish. The gunner can help deal with some opponents that stick to your tail, but it has only a 24° horizontal guidance, so it won't help in most cases. The armour is good at the back, but it won't stop much more than a 12.7 mm bullet. Everything is compensated by the wide array of payload options, even allowing you to change the NS-37 (37 mm) for a weaker but higher capacity and easier to aim VYa-23 (23 mm), which can still take out pillboxes and light tanks.

General info

Flight performance

Max speed
at 3 000 m501 km/h
Turn time25 s
Max altitude6 000 m
EngineMikulin AM-42
TypeInline
Cooling systemWater
Take-off weight6 t
Characteristics Max Speed
(km/h at 3,000 m)
Max altitude
(metres)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(metres/second)
Take-off run
(metres)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
Stock 478 459 6000 25.8 26.7 8.6 8.2 800
Upgraded 531 501 23.9 25.0 15.2 11.2

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 > 323

Survivability and armour

Crew2 people
Speed of destruction
Structural680 km/h
Gear330 km/h
  • 4 mm steel surrounding the engine
  • 4 mm steel on both sides of gunner
  • 6 mm steel behind propeller spinner
  • 6 mm steel behind wing oil cooling systems
  • 6 mm steel beneath fuel tank
  • 6 mm steel on both sides of pilot
  • 6 mm steel beside gunner's head
  • 6 mm steel directly in front of windshield
  • 6 mm steel above windshield
  • 10 mm steel between pilot and gunner
  • 10 mm steel in front of gunner*
  • 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 tank with neutral gas pressurization system underneath pilot

* (Note: the gunner is rear-facing)

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB2 280 → 3 046 Sl icon.png
RB4 300 → 5 744 Sl icon.png
SB3 800 → 5 076 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications45 800 Rp icon.png
88 100 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost1 400 Ge icon.png
Crew training43 000 Sl icon.png
Experts150 000 Sl icon.png
Aces820 Ge icon.png
Research Aces440 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
100 / 170 / 280 % Sl icon.png
160 / 160 / 160 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
Mods aerodinamic fuse.png
Fuselage repair
Research:
1 600 Rp icon.png
Cost:
3 100 Sl icon.png
170 Ge icon.png
Mods radiator.png
Radiator
Research:
1 600 Rp icon.png
Cost:
3 100 Sl icon.png
170 Ge icon.png
Mods compressor.png
Compressor
Research:
1 800 Rp icon.png
Cost:
3 500 Sl icon.png
190 Ge icon.png
Mods aerodinamic wing.png
Wings repair
Research:
2 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
3 800 Sl icon.png
210 Ge icon.png
Mods new engine.png
Engine
Research:
2 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
3 800 Sl icon.png
210 Ge icon.png
Mods metanol.png
Engine injection
Research:
2 600 Rp icon.png
Cost:
5 000 Sl icon.png
280 Ge icon.png
Mods armor frame.png
Airframe
Research:
1 800 Rp icon.png
Cost:
3 500 Sl icon.png
190 Ge icon.png
Mods armor cover.png
Cover
Research:
2 600 Rp icon.png
Cost:
5 000 Sl icon.png
280 Ge icon.png
Mods ammo.png
shkas_belt_pack
Research:
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Armaments

Offensive armament

Weapon 12 x 37 mm NS-37 cannon
Ammunition90 rounds
Fire rate260 shots/min
Ammunition1 500 rounds
Fire rate1 800 shots/min

The Su-6 (AM-42) is armed with:

  • A choice between two presets:
    • 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)
    • 2 x 23 mm VYa-23 cannons, wing-mounted (120 rpg = 240 total) + 2 x 7.62 mm ShKAS machine guns, wing-mounted (750 rpg = 1,500 total)

Suspended armament

Number of setups11
List of setups
Setup 116 x 25 kg AO-25M-1 bomb
Setup 26 x 50 kg FAB-50sv (forged) bomb
Setup 34 x 100 kg FAB-100sv bomb
Setup 42 x 100 kg FAB-100sv (forged) bomb
4 x 100 kg FAB-100sv bomb
Setup 52 x 250 kg FAB-250sv bomb
Setup 66 x 50 kg FAB-50sv (forged) bomb
10 x RS-82 rockets
Setup 76 x 50 kg FAB-50sv (forged) bomb
10 x RBS-82 rockets
Setup 816 x 25 kg AO-25M-1 bomb
10 x RS-82 rockets
Setup 916 x 25 kg AO-25M-1 bomb
10 x RBS-82 rockets
Setup 1010 x RS-132 rockets
Setup 1110 x RBS-132 rockets
Main articles: RS-82, RBS-82, RS-132, RBS-132

The Su-6 (AM-42) can be outfitted with the following ordnance:

  • Without load
  • 16 x 25 kg AO-25M-1 bombs (400 kg total)
  • 6 x 50 kg FAB-50 bombs (300 kg total)
  • 4 x 100 kg FAB-100 bombs (400 kg total)
  • 6 x 100 kg FAB-100 bombs (600 kg total)
  • 2 x 250 kg FAB-250M43 bombs (500 kg total)
  • 6 x 50 kg FAB-50 bombs + 10 x RS-82 rockets (300 kg total)
  • 6 x 50 kg FAB-50 bombs + 10 x RBS-82 rockets (300 kg total)
  • 16 x 25 kg AO-25M-1 bombs + 10 x RS-82 rockets (400 kg total)
  • 16 x 25 kg AO-25M-1 bombs + 10 x RBS-82 rockets (400 kg total)
  • 10 x RS-132 rockets
  • 10 x RBS-132 rockets

Defensive armament

Turret12.7 mm Berezin UB machine gun
Ammunition196 rounds
Fire rate1027 shots/min
Main article: Berezin UB (12.7 mm)

The Su-6 (AM-42) is defended by:

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

Usage in battles

The Su-6, like previous Ilyushin attackers, is a tough aircraft that excels at taking out enemy ground targets. The Su-6 comes equipped with two 37 mm cannons as standard armament, which can be swapped out for 23 mm cannons. With the 37 mm cannons, the aircraft can take out most ground targets with ease: even heavy tanks don't stand a chance with well-aimed shots to the sides or rear. As they rapidly lose accuracy in full-auto fire, controlled semi-auto fire is required to make the most out of the 37 mm cannons. It may be easier to take out most ground targets with the 23 mm cannons (given they're far more accurate than the 37 mm cannons in full-auto). With either choice of cannon armament, the Su-6 can even be a lethal foe for enemy attackers who aren't too careful, though the 23 mm cannons are better suited to anti-air attacks compared to the 37 mm. Apart from the higher BR and different cannon options compared to previous Soviet attackers, the Su-6 plays much like the Il-2s that precede it.

Manual Engine Control

MEC elements
Mixer Pitch Radiator Supercharger Turbocharger
Oil Water Type
Controllable Controllable
Not auto controlled
Controllable
Not auto controlled
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Separate Not controllable
1 gear
Not controllable

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Well armoured
  • Powerful, multi-purpose canons to attack ground and air targets
  • Good short term manoeuvrability at moderate speeds
  • Gunner & pilot are very well protected
  • Good payload options, including 10 x RS/RBS-132 rockets

Cons:

  • Rear gunner has restrictive firing angles
  • Defensive armament doesn't keep up with the offensive armament of opposing aircraft
  • Bad sustained turn rate
  • Bad climb-rate compared to fighters
  • Uncontrollable at high speeds and bad redline speeds
  • Engine overheats easily

History

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Media

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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


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

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