Suchoi / Sukhoi Su-17 / Su-20 / Su-22

Fighter Bomber

Suchoi / Suchoj / Sukhoi  Su-22M4 © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The Sukhoi Su-17 is a single-engine single-seat jet fighter bomber aircraft developed by the Soviet Design Bureau Sukhoi. The Su-20 is an export-variant of the Su-17. The Su-22 is an improved variant of the Su-20.
The Sukhoi Su-17 is a development of the Su-7. The Su-17 / Su-20 and Su-22 are equipped with variable-sweep wings on the outer wings only. The Su-17 and Su-22 were operated by the Soviet Union and later Russia. The Su-20 and Su-22 were exported to Afghanistan, Angola, East Germany, Egypt, Libya, Iraq, Iran, Peru, Poland, Syria, Vietnam, Yemen. West-Germany bought in 1984 two Su-20 from Egypt for evaluation purposes (Luftwaffe 98+61 and 98+62).
Crew1
Propulsion1 Turbojet Engine
Engine ModelLyulka AL-21F-3
Engine Power
dry/with Afterburner
76,4 / 109,9 kN17175 / 24707 lbf
Speed1850 km/h999 kts
  1150 mph
Service Ceiling15.200 m49.869 ft
Range2.550 km1.377 NM
1.585 mi.
Empty Weight10.640 kg23.457 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight19.500 kg42.990 lbs
Wing Span13,68 m44 ft 11 in
Wing Area40,1 m432 ft
Length19,02 m62 ft 5 in
Height5,12 m16 ft 10 in
First Flight02.08.1966
Production Statusout of production
Total Production>2200
ICAO CodeSU17
NATO CodeFitter C Fitter D Fitter F
Data for (Version)Sukhoi / Suchoi Su-17M4

[Photo-ID: 3589] Karsten Palt 2010-06-12
Suchoi Su-20, German Air Force / Luftwaffe, 98+61, c/n 72412, Karsten Palt, 2010Suchoi
Su-20
German Air Force / Luftwaffe
Reg.: 98+61
c/n: 72412
 
ex Egypt AF
Luftwaffenmuseum [Berlin - Gatow]
[Photo-ID: 3590] Karsten Palt 2010-06-12
Suchoi Su-20, German Air Force / Luftwaffe, 98+61, c/n 72412, Karsten Palt, 2010Suchoi
Su-20
German Air Force / Luftwaffe
Reg.: 98+61
c/n: 72412
 
ex Egypt AF
Luftwaffenmuseum [Berlin - Gatow]
[Photo-ID: 11674] Karsten Palt 2015-08-22
Suchoi Su-20, Polish Air Force, 4242, c/n 6602, Karsten Palt, 2015Suchoi
Su-20
Polish Air Force
Reg.: 4242
c/n: 6602
 
Polish Aviation Museum [Krakow]
[Photo-ID: 10570] Karsten Palt 2014-06-08
Suchoi Su-22M-4, Czech Air Force, 4006, c/n 40306, Karsten Palt, 2014Suchoi
Su-22M-4
Czech Air Force
Reg.: 4006
c/n: 40306
 
Letecke Muzeum Kbely [Prague]
[Photo-ID: 54] Karsten Palt 2006-08-26
Suchoi / Suchoj / Sukhoi Su-22M-4, German Air Force / Luftwaffe, 25+05, c/n 25512, Karsten Palt, 2008Suchoi / Suchoj / Sukhoi
Su-22M-4
German Air Force / Luftwaffe
Reg.: 25+05
c/n: 25512
 
ex NVA 366
Aeronauticum [Nordholz]
[Photo-ID: 55] Karsten Palt 2006-08-26
Suchoi / Suchoj / Sukhoi Su-22M-4, German Air Force / Luftwaffe, 25+05, c/n 25512, Karsten Palt, 2008Suchoi / Suchoj / Sukhoi
Su-22M-4
German Air Force / Luftwaffe
Reg.: 25+05
c/n: 25512
 
ex NVA 366
Aeronauticum [Nordholz]
[Photo-ID: 3591] Karsten Palt 2010-06-12
Suchoi Su-22M-4, German Air Force / Luftwaffe, 25+11, c/n 25018, Karsten Palt, 2010Suchoi
Su-22M-4
German Air Force / Luftwaffe
Reg.: 25+11
c/n: 25018
 
displayed as DDR LSK/LV 613, ex DDR 613
Luftwaffenmuseum [Berlin - Gatow]
[Photo-ID: 1417] Karsten Palt 2008-09-27
Suchoi / Suchoj / Sukhoi Su-22M-4, German Air Force / Luftwaffe, 25+16, c/n 26103, Karsten Palt, 2008Suchoi / Suchoj / Sukhoi
Su-22M-4
German Air Force / Luftwaffe
Reg.: 25+16
c/n: 26103
 
ex NVA 678
Flugausstellung L.+P. Junior [Hermeskeil]
[Photo-ID: 10741] Karsten Palt 2014-10-23
Suchoi Su-22M-4, German Air Force / Luftwaffe, 25+18, c/n 26205, Karsten Palt, 2014Suchoi
Su-22M-4
German Air Force / Luftwaffe
Reg.: 25+18
c/n: 26205
 
ex NVA/LSK 686
Museo del Aire [Madrid]
[Photo-ID: 3592] Karsten Palt 2010-06-12
Suchoi Su-22M-4, German Air Force / Luftwaffe, 25+44, c/n 31406, Karsten Palt, 2010Suchoi
Su-22M-4
German Air Force / Luftwaffe
Reg.: 25+44
c/n: 31406
 
displayed as DDR LSK/LV 798, ex DDR 798
Luftwaffenmuseum [Berlin - Gatow]
[Photo-ID: 3593] Karsten Palt 2010-06-12
Suchoi Su-22M-4, German Air Force / Luftwaffe, 25+44, c/n 31406, Karsten Palt, 2010Suchoi
Su-22M-4
German Air Force / Luftwaffe
Reg.: 25+44
c/n: 31406
 
displayed as DDR LSK/LV 798, ex DDR 798
Luftwaffenmuseum [Berlin - Gatow]
[Photo-ID: 1631] Karsten Palt 2009-04-02
Suchoi / Suchoj / Sukhoi Su-22M-4, LSK/LV (NVA), 644, c/n 26001, Karsten Palt, 2009Suchoi / Suchoj / Sukhoi
Su-22M-4
LSK/LV (NVA)
Reg.: 644
c/n: 26001
 
ex 25+14
Technik Museum [Speyer]
[Photo-ID: 1594] Karsten Palt 2009-04-02
Suchoi / Suchoj / Sukhoi Su-22M-4, LSK/LV (NVA), 798, c/n 26307, Karsten Palt, 2009Suchoi / Suchoj / Sukhoi
Su-22M-4
LSK/LV (NVA)
Reg.: 798
c/n: 26307
 
fake reg., ex GAF 25+20, ex LSK/LV 704
Auto und Technik Museum [Sinsheim]
[Photo-ID: 5561] Karsten Palt 2012-04-15
Suchoi Su-22M-4, NVA - LSK/LV, 600, c/n 25916, Karsten Palt, 2012Suchoi
Su-22M-4
NVA - LSK/LV
Reg.: 600
c/n: 25916
 
ex GAF 25+09
Technikmuseum Hugo Junkers [Dessau-Rosslau]
[Photo-ID: 11675] Karsten Palt 2015-08-22
Suchoi Su-22M-4, Polish Air Force, 3005, c/n 23005, Karsten Palt, 2015Suchoi
Su-22M-4
Polish Air Force
Reg.: 3005
c/n: 23005
 
Polish Aviation Museum [Krakow]
[Photo-ID: 284] Karsten Palt 2007-06-15
Suchoi / Suchoj / Sukhoi Su-22M-4, Polish Air Force, 3713, c/n 37713, Karsten Palt, 2007Suchoi / Suchoj / Sukhoi
Su-22M-4
Polish Air Force
Reg.: 3713
c/n: 37713
 
Open Dagen Koninklijke Luchtmacht 2007 [Volkel (EHVK / UDE)]
[Photo-ID: 3594] Karsten Palt 2010-06-12
Suchoi Su-22UM-3K, German Air Force / Luftwaffe, 25+52, c/n 17532367001, Karsten Palt, 2010Suchoi
Su-22UM-3K
German Air Force / Luftwaffe
Reg.: 25+52
c/n: 17532367001
 
ex DDR LSK/LV 112
Luftwaffenmuseum [Berlin - Gatow]
[Photo-ID: 5562] Karsten Palt 2012-04-15
Suchoi Su-22UM-3K, NVA - LSK/LV, 127, c/n 17532367003, Karsten Palt, 2012Suchoi
Su-22UM-3K
NVA - LSK/LV
Reg.: 127
c/n: 17532367003
 
ex GAF 25+49
Technikmuseum Hugo Junkers [Dessau-Rosslau]
[Photo-ID: 11676] Karsten Palt 2015-08-22
Suchoi Su-22UM-3K, Polish Air Force, 304, c/n 17532368304, Karsten Palt, 2015Suchoi
Su-22UM-3K
Polish Air Force
Reg.: 304
c/n: 17532368304
 
Polish Aviation Museum [Krakow]
[Photo-ID: 5696] Karsten Palt 2011-09-16
Suchoi Su-22UM-3K, Polish Air Force, 308, c/n 17532366308, Karsten Palt, 2011Suchoi
Su-22UM-3K
Polish Air Force
Reg.: 308
c/n: 17532366308
 
Luchtmachtdagen 2011 [Leeuwarden (EHLW / LHW)]
[Photo-ID: 5697] Karsten Palt 2011-09-16
Suchoi Su-22UM-3K, Polish Air Force, 308, c/n 17532366308, Karsten Palt, 2011Suchoi
Su-22UM-3K
Polish Air Force
Reg.: 308
c/n: 17532366308
 
Luchtmachtdagen 2011 [Leeuwarden (EHLW / LHW)]
[Photo-ID: 3343] Karsten Palt 2010-06-18
Suchoi Su-22UM-3K, Polish Air Force, 508, c/n 17532368508, Karsten Palt, 2010Suchoi
Su-22UM-3K
Polish Air Force
Reg.: 508
c/n: 17532368508
 
Luchtmachtdagen 2010 [Gilze-Rijen (EHGR)]
[Photo-ID: 3344] Karsten Palt 2010-06-18
Suchoi Su-22UM-3K, Polish Air Force, 508, c/n 17532368508, Karsten Palt, 2010Suchoi
Su-22UM-3K
Polish Air Force
Reg.: 508
c/n: 17532368508
 
Luchtmachtdagen 2010 [Gilze-Rijen (EHGR)]