Talk:Sukhoi Su-7

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I've changed this article a bit, according to a Polish article. There was no variant: "BLK", and there was "BKL" instead of "BML". Two side-by-side fuselage pylons were not reserved for drop tanks - there could be bombs or rockets carried. Were they really used by Bangladesh and China?... (the Soviets weren't delivering aircraft to China at that time). Pibwl 18:06, 27 Nov 2004 (UTC)


Sorry, but in Hungary was the type definitively never in use, just the successor Su-22. The mentioning of Hungary as an operator Country is a clear failure. [Twardowsky; 07.01.2009]

You're right about the designation...some transpositions in the source material that I didn't catch. Thanks for correcting that.

The sources I'd seen suggested that the 'Fitter,' like the contemporary 'Fishpot,' really primarily used the fuselage pylons for tanks, not weapons. A lot of Soviet aircraft of that vintage seemed not to carry ordnance under the fuselage for various reasons, although other than ground clearance I suppose there's no reason not to. The issue with the Su-7 seemed to be gross weight limits more than pylon space, though.

Some translated Russian sources I've seen said some of the very early Su-7s were supplied to China prior to the Sino-Soviet Split in 1959. Maybe the Soviets foisted some of the early fighter Su-7s on the Chinese? The Chinese never produced their own versions, though, and I imagine after the split serviceability became a problem.

As for Bangladesh, I've seen a number of sources saying they were users, but not when. Bangladesh certainly had both MiG-21s and Chinese-built J-6 fighters, so it's not out of the question.

ArgentLA 23 Dec 2004


The article contains the above image, way down the page. It's derived from this, and it bothers me. It looks like a photomontage or a collection of models pasted on top of some landscape footage. Where are the pilots, and what is going on in the bottom-left corner? It must belong to the same sequence as the image of the Fitter-C here. The original source is down. Is this scanned from an old book, or (talk) 11:38, 3 October 2015 (UTC)

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