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Working on the Su-17 and Su-22 kits from kitty hawk. What are some realistic loadouts for NATO era Polish Fitters as well as Cold War Era Soviet ones?  I never trust the diagrams from the manufacturers.  I’m also looking for references showing s-24 or s-25s being carried.

 

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Hi,

 

as I'm working on a Fitter myself I've done a bit of research on this topic. While there are many more possibilities these should be some realistic ones:

 

NATO-era Polish Fitters (according to photos):

  • Outboard wing stations: Fuel tanks or nothing
  • Mid wing stations: R-60 training missile or either APU-62 launcher only or nothing
  • Inner wing stations: nothing
  • Belly stations (x2 or x4): nothing

or

  • Outboard wing stations: UB-32 rocket pods or Fuel tanks or nothing
  • Mid wing stations: R-60 training missile or either APU-62 launcher only or nothing
  • Inner wing stations: UB-32 rocket pods
  • Belly stations (x2): UB-32 rocket pods

or

  • Outboard wing stations: nothing
  • Mid wing stations: R-60 training missile or either APU-62 launcher only or nothing
  • Inner wing stations: nothing
  • Belly side stations (x2; not included in KH-kit): KH-29T missile on AKU-58 launcher (x1)

 

For soviet Fitters try this site: http://www.16va.be/galeries_vvs/su-17/imgcol/index.html

 

Most common loadouts seem to be:

  • Outboard wing stations: Fuel tanks or nothing
  • Mid wing stations: R-60 training missile or either APU-62 launcher only or nothing
  • Inner wing stations: B-8M rocket pod
  • Belly stations (x4): nothing

SEAD-config:

  • Outboard wing stations: nothing
  • Mid wing stations: APU-62 launcher only or nothing
  • Inner wing stations: nothing
  • Belly side stations (x2; not included in KH-kit): KH-58 missile on AKU-58 launcher (x1) or KH-25MP
  • Belly: BA-58 Vyuga guidance pod (not included in KH-kit)

Recce-config:

  • Outboard wing stations: Fuel tanks
  • Mid wing stations: R-60 training missile or either APU-62 launcher only or nothing
  • Inner wing stations: SPS-141 jammer pod (left wing) and/or B-8M rocket pod (right wing; for armed recce mission only)
  • Belly: KKR recce pod

 

Other possible configurations are (determined from photos):

 

Bombing (Afghan war, 302th Fighter Bomber regiment):

  • Outboard wing stations: Fuel tanks
  • Mid wing stations: R-60 missile or either APU-62 launcher only or nothing
  • Inner wing stations: FAB-500 M-54 or FAB-500M62 or FAB-250
  • Belly stations (x2): FAB-500 M-54 or FAB-500M62 or FAB-250

 

Bombing (Su-17M3; Afghan war, 217th Fighter Bomber regiment):

  • Outboard wing stations: nothing
  • Mid wing stations: R-60 missile or either APU-62 launcher only or nothing
  • Inner wing stations: nothing
  • Belly stations (x4): FAB-500-M62

 

Bombing (Su-17M3 Russian Navy):

  • Outboard wing stations: FAB-250
  • Mid wing stations: APU-62 launch rail only
  • Inner wing stations: FAB-500
  • Belly stations (x4): FAB-250

 

 

Hope this helps!

 

Cheers

Markus

 

Edited by Shorty84
More precise information added

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3 hours ago, stalal said:

Which bombs is the Syrian Fitter carrying in this link?

 

https://theaviationist.com/tag/su-22-fitter/

 

Looks like a war weary example. 

 

Looks like a ODAB-500 but without the "ring" part of the fin. Here's one with part of the "ring" part off.

 

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:ODAB_500-PMV_waxwork.JPG

 

Here's another link to a Syrian Fitter that is loaded with ODAB-500s.

 

https://www.reddit.com/r/MilitaryPorn/comments/4d89oh/syrian_arab_air_force_su22m4_armed_with_6_odab500/?st=jf18ddks&sh=2eb624fd

 

 

 

Edited by Mstor

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This one seems to have four bombs under the fuselage. 

 

https://ria.ru/syria_mm/20160224/1379541419.html#ria_media=g1379541419_0%3D1379538807

 

Wonder if Kitty Hawk kit provides such pylons to attach four bombs under the fuselage. 

 

This bomb seems to have been dug out of the ground. So dirty and rusty. Could be a good reference for weathering 

 

https://ria.ru/syria_mm/20160224/1379541419.html#ria_media=g1379541419_0%3D1379538879

Edited by stalal

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