- "Well? This is the lightest Fitter model. It's perfect for ground attacks and has variable sweep wings. All at a fair price!"
- ―Harry's description of this plane in the shop.
The Sukhoi Su-17 (NATO reporting name of "Fitter") is an advancement of the previous model, the Sukhoi Su-7 (Same reporting name). It was designed to be a fighter-bomber craft. It has an impressive service life, being in limited service since 1970. The name in Airforce Delta Strike is incorrect; the "Fitter-D" is not the reporting name of the Su-17M, but rather, the Su-17M2. The Su-17M2 was a modification of the original that included an increased nose length, removal of ranging radar and "drooping", and had an Fon-1400 LRMTS and also possessed ASP-17 and PBK-3-17s aiming avionics. It entered service in 1975. For the record, it would appear that the model in Strike is intended to be the original Fitter, and not the actual Fitter-D. This aircraft only appears in Airforce Delta Strike, where it is usable by the Merv Flying Corps and can also be used by Ken Thomas.
It's a Fitter. It has long, variable sweep wings, a single engine, one vertical stabilizer above said engine, and a holed-nose air intake design. It is also a fairly long and thin aircraft.
A typical end-game unlock craft. That is to say, it's not very good. Compared to the Su-20 you already have, this aircraft has superior speed, but worse thrust. And it replaces its ASM with Unguided Bombs. Yeah... There's not a lot to say about this. It's just mediocre. It even has the same damn price as the Su-20, so... Yeah...
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Anti Air Attack: Low
Defense: Medium (2400 HP)
Anti Ground Attack: High
Enemy Appearances (Missions)
- Like the other mook-used Fitters, this aircraft is used by the Merv Flying Corps in the beginning part of the game.