MiG-27 Flogger

     Notes: This is the tactical strike variant of the MiG-23 interceptor.  The MiG-27 has a three-position swing-wing; in the forward position, handling characteristics are as shown (this is the normal position for strike configuration), but maximum speed is Tr Mov 450 and Com Mov 620. If wings are in mid-sweep, maximum speed is Tr Mov 605 and Com Mov 830, but minimum speed is 160, Agl is -2/-1, and Turn is -20/-10.  If wings are in full sweep, maximum speeds are as shown, but minimum speed is 200, Agl is -3/-2, and Turn is -30/-20.  It takes one phase to change sweep by one setting; during this phase, the plane may only fly level or be in a shallow dive and no weapons may be fired or launched.  There is a more advanced version of this aircraft, the Flogger-J; this aircraft has added avionics and night vision.  This aircraft is used by Russia, India, and Iran.

Vehicle

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

Flogger-D (Early)

$705,102

AvG

4 tons

20.3 tons

1

28

None

Enclosed

Flogger-D (Late)

$808,909

AvG

4 tons

20.4 tons

1

28

None

Enclosed

Flogger-J

$3,724,147

AvG

4 tons

16.3 tons

1

30

Radar (150 km), Image Intensification (9 km)

Enclosed

 

Vehicle

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Mnvr/Acc Agl/Turn

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Ceiling

Armor

Flogger-D

3744

936 (130)

NA  234  8/4  80/40

6000

7872

14000

FF6  CF6  RF6  W5  T5

Flogger-J

3744

936 (120)

NA  234  8/5  80/50

6000

7872

14000

FF7  CF7  RF6  W5  T5

 

Vehicle

Combat Equipment

Minimum Landing/Takeoff Zone

RF

Armament

Ammo

Flogger-D (Early)

RWR, Flare/Chaff (40/30)

700/500m Hardened Runway

+2

GSh-6-30 Autocannon, 7 Hardpoints

260x30mm

Flogger-D (Late)

All-Weather Flight, RWR, Flare/Chaff (45/35)

700/500m Hardened Runway

+3

GSh-6-30 Autocannon, 7 Hardpoints

260x30mm

Flogger-J

All Weather Flight, RWR, Flare/Chaff (50/40), Laser Designator (6 km), ECM 2

700/500m Hardened Runway

+3

GSh-6-30 Autocannon, 7 Hardpoints

260x30mm

 

MiG-37 Ferret

     Note: This is a work of fiction.

     Twilight 2000 Notes: The MiG-37's existence was not confirmed until the Twilight War, though there were rumors of overflights in China, Alaska, and the Middle East as early as 1992.  It is a first-generation stealth aircraft, as the US F-117A.  The aircraft's fuselage, like the F-117, is composed of facets designed to reflect radar away instead of back to its source.  The exhaust is cooled through a thermal brick system and by auxiliary inlets in the rear.  Attempts to detect through radar or guide radar-guided missiles to it are three levels more difficult than normal; attempts to detect it by IR sources (including Passive IR, Active IR, FLIR, or Thermal Imaging) are two levels more difficult than normal.  If a weapon bay door is open, improve radar chances against it by two levels.  The Ferret uses weapon bays that do not expose its weapons to radar emissions.  This aircraft is a bit larger and more powerful than the F-117A, and it is possible that spies got information from the Nighthawk program.  It was never known how many of these aircraft the Russians had, since they were used only against high-value targets and taken from base to base in An-124 Condor aircraft.  They were rarely encountered during the Twilight War, however, and mostly used for reconnaissance.  Unlike the F-117A, the Ferret does have an air-to-air capability.

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

$8,708,501

AvG

2.2 tons

23.99 tons

1

36

FLIR (12 km), Radar (300 km), SAR I140 km)

Shielded

 

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Mnvr/Acc Agl/Turn

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Ceiling

Armor

2668

667 (140)

NA  167  4/2  40/20

4500

5374

17000

FF3  CF4  RF4  T3  W4

 

Combat Equipment

Minimum Landing/Takeoff Zone

RF

Armament

Ammo

RWR, LWR, IFF, Flare/Chaff (60/45), ECM 3, IRCM 2, HUD, Look-Down Radar, Terrain-Following Radar (150 km), Stealth 3, IR Stealth 3

1300/1600m Primitive Runway

+4

30mm Autocannon, 4 Weapons Bays

400x30mm

 

SU-7 Fitter

     Notes: This elderly ground-attack aircraft first flew in the 1950s.  It remains in service with many Third-World countries that were former Soviet client states.  Its highly swept wings do not lend themselves to maneuverability, and its underpowered engine does not give it high speed or good cargo capability.  The aircraft has an ejection seat, but is not capable of in-flight refueling.

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

$551,377

AvG

2.5 tons

13.5 tons

1

22

None

Enclosed

 

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Mnvr/Acc Agl/Turn

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Ceiling

Armor

3376

844 (150)

NA  211  5/3 50/30

4260

6892

15150

FF4  CF4  RF4  T3  W3

 

Combat Equipment

Minimum Landing/Takeoff Zone

RF

Armament

Ammo

Flare/Chaff (25/15), RWR

905/950m Hardened Runway

+1

2x30mm autocannons, 9 hardpoints

140x30mm

 

Su-17 Fitter-D/Su-22 Fitter-F

     Notes: The Su-17 Fitter is basically an SU-7 Fitter equipped with variable geometry wings and a more powerful engine.  The Fitter-D is capable of nuclear delivery, and has a higher weapons load.  The swing wing has two positions, fore and aft, for low or high speeds.  The wing sweep may be changed only when the aircraft spends 4 phases or more in straight-line or minimal turn rate flight.  Unless the wings are swept, the maximum combat speed is 585; but if the wings are swept, minimum speed is 150 and all agility ratings are -1 and turn rates are -20/-10.  The aircraft has an ejection seat, but is not capable of in-flight refueling.

     The Su-22 Fitter-F is an improved, export version of the Su-17.  The same swing-wing restrictions of the Su-17 apply to the Su-22.  The Fitter-F has greater internal fuel coupled with a more efficient engine, thus having greatly-improved range.  It also has improved avionics. 

Vehicle

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

Fitter-D

$570,914

AvG

4.25 tons

19.5 tons

1

28

None

Enclosed

Fitter-F

$4,103,365

AvG

4.25 tons

19.5 tons

1

30

Radar (100 km)

Enclosed

 

Vehicle

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Mnvr/Acc Agl/Turn

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Ceiling

Armor

(Both)

2800

700 (110)

NA  175  7/4  70/40

6360

4645

15200

FF4  CF4  RF4  T3  W4

 

Vehicle

Combat Equipment

Minimum Landing/Takeoff Zone

RF

Armament

Ammo

Fitter-D

Flare/Chaff (40/30), RWR

905/950m  Hardened Runway

+2

2x30mm autocannons, 9 hardpoints

300x30mm

Fitter-F

Flare/Chaff (40/30), RWR, Terrain-Following Radar

905/950m  Hardened Runway

+3

2x30mm autocannons, 9 hardpoints

300x30mm

 

Su-24 Fencer

     Notes: This is the one of the Russian's primary strike aircraft.  It is also in use by several former Russian republics, Iran, Libya, and Syria.  It is a medium bomber in the same class as the US F-111. The Fencer is capable of delivering nuclear weapons.  The aircraft has ejection seats and is capable of in-flight refueling.  The Fencer has a variable geometry wing with auto sweep features.

     Twilight 2000 Notes: Many tragic mistakes resulted from this aircraft’s resemblance to the F-111; so much so that many aircraft of these types were mistakenly shot down by both sides.

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

$5,576,740

AvG

8 tons

36 tons

2

52

2nd Gen FLIR (12 km), Radar (300 km)

Shielded

 

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Mnvr/Acc Agl/Turn

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Ceiling

Armor

2624

656 (110)

NA  164  6/2  60/20

13200

12206

17000

FF8  CF8  RF8  W5  T5

 

Combat Equipment

Minimum Landing/Takeoff Zone

RF

Armament

Ammo

Flare/Chaff (50/40), RWR, Deception Jamming (100 km), Active Jamming (ECM 4, IRCM 3), HUD, TFR, Laser Designator (12 km), Auto Track

1305/945m Hardened Runway

+3

2x30mm autocannons, 9 hardpoints

140x30mm

 

Su-25/Su-39 Frogfoot

     Notes: This is the Russian counterpart of the A-10, being a dedicated ground attack aircraft.  In addition to Russia, the Frogfoot is operated by Afghanistan, Angola, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, Iran, Iraq, North Korea, and Peru.  This aircraft was first used in combat in Afghanistan.  The pilot has an ejection seat, and the aircraft is capable on in-flight refueling.

     The Su-39 (also known as the Frogfoot-B) is a development of the Frogfoot using lessons learned from the War in Afghanistan.  Russia had about two-dozen of this development of the Su-25 at the start of the Twilight War. It is a two-seat trainer with the rear seat removed and replaced with additional fuel and avionics, and a radar set is carried in a pod beneath the fuselage.  The cannon has been increased to 6 barrels for a greater fire rate, and ammunition supply has been increased.  Armor in the fuselage has been increased.  IR suppression has been achieved through cooling intakes in the upper fuselage and a new center body that masks hot turbines.

Vehicle

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

Su-25

$919,387

AvG

4.4 tons

18.6 tons

1

32

None

Enclosed

Su-39

$3,123,018

AvG

 

4.4 tons

19.2 tons

2

34

Radar (175 km), FLIR (12 km)

Enclosed

 

Vehicle

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Mnvr/Acc Agl/Turn

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Ceiling

Armor

Su-25

1888

472 (100)

NA  118  6/3   60/30

6600

8853

7000

FF8  CF8  RF8  W5  T5*

Su-39

1888

472 (100)

NA  118  6/3  60/30

7000

8853

7000

FF9  CF9  RF8  W6  T5*

 

Vehicle

Combat Equipment

Minimum Landing/Takeoff Zone

RF

Armament

Ammo

Su-25

Flare/Chaff (25/15), RWR, Laser Designator (12 km)

1200/600 Primitive Runway

+3

AO-17A 30mm-2 Autocannon, 8 Hardpoints

250x30mm

Su-39

RWR, Flare/Chaff (50/30), ECM 2, HUD, Target ID, Laser Designator (12 km), IR Suppression

1200/600 Primitive Runway

+4

GSh-30-6 Autocannon, 8 Hardpoints

400x30mm

*The area just around the cockpit is armored with titanium and reinforced Perspex and has an AV of 12.

 

SU-34 Flanker-F

     Notes: This widened, two seat version of the SU-30MK was meant to replace the SU-24 Fencer in Russian service, but it was introduced just prior to the war and few were built.  It is an advanced weapons-delivery platform, with the improvements of the SU-30MK, and terrain following radar.  The SU-34 also has a rear radar/radio/designator pod, and may fire missiles and weapon rearward at enemy aircraft and positions.  This rear radar has a limited search arc and strength, but is mainly for defensive purposes.  The bulbous profile of the Flanker-F has less streamlining and less speed than the SU-30MK.  The crew has ejection seats and the aircraft is capable of in-flight refueling.  The two wingtip hardpoints may only be used for AAM or electronics pods.

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

$10,671,072

AvG

8 tons

44.36 tons

2

29

Radar (300 km), 3rd Gen FLIR (20 km), 2nd Gen Image Intensification (12 km)

Shielded

 

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Mnvr/Acc Agl/Turn

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Ceiling

Armor

4970

1242 (115)

NA  311  9/7  90/70

11470

11721

19800

FF6  CF6  RF5  T5  W5

 

Combat Equipment

Minimum Landing/Takeoff Zone

RF

Armament

Ammo

All-Weather Flight, RWR, Flare/Chaff (60/40), ECM 3, Auto Track, HUD, Look-Down Radar, IR Uncage, Track While Scan, Secure Radios. Terrain Following Radar, Laser Designator (12 km)

750/700m Hardened Runway

+4

GSh-301 30mm Autocannon, 12 Hardpoints

800x30mm

 

Yak-130

     Notes: This Russian aircraft is used as an advanced operational trainer and light attack aircraft.  It was designed to replace the L-29/L-39/L-59 series of aircraft in Russian and Czech service, and also had some orders from Italy.  The controls are fly-by-wire and very responsive, and the Yak-130 is maneuverable enough to be used as an aerobatic stunt plane. The Yak-130 can use both Eastern and Western weapons.

     Twilight 2000 Notes: As it was not introduced into service until early 1995, it is a rather rare aircraft.  In Italian service, the Yak-130 is often armed with AIM-9 Sidewinders and Maverick missiles. 

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

$301,968

AvG

3 tons

9.5 tons

2

14

None

Enclosed

 

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Mnvr/Acc Agl/Turn

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Ceiling

Armor

2074

519 (110)

NA  130  9/5  70/50

2165

4328

13000

FF4  CF3  RF3  T3  W4

 

Combat Equipment

Minimum Landing/Takeoff Zone

RF

Armament

Ammo

RWR, Flare/Chaff (20/15)

495/450m Hardened Runway

+2

7 hardpoints

None