The Sukhoi Su-7 (NATO reporting name of "Fitter") was a Soviet-era aircraft, initially designed for dogfighting in the 1950s. However, it was quickly discovered that this was not a good choice for the role. Later models would instead gear more towards anti ground attack, which the Fitter planes were far more suited for. The Su-7BM (NATO reporting name of "Fitter A") was a generally upgraded version of the original, having improvements such as external piping, fuel tanks installed on the wings, and the potential to carry a nuclear payload. This aircraft only appears in Airforce Delta Strike, where it is John Rundal's starting plane. It is also used by the Merv Flying Corps.
This aircraft is very simplistic in its design; Two swept wings, a holed-nose air intake (common for craft of the time), two small rear wings, and a single vertical stabilizer punctuating a single engine design. By far the most plain looking of the Fitters.
This is arguably the worst starter plane in the game by a long shot. In fact, no, it is. Its stats are trash across the board, the mobility is nigh-bottom of the barrel, it's an attacker for a character that prioritizes dogfighting, and it's just a bad plane all around. The fact you can't use John until near the end of Phase 2 (Or Phase 3 if you can't do any stand bys) is just salt in the wound. This thing should be replaced ASAP as soon as the planes and money are available. This thing is bottom of the barrel.
(Clockwise, starting from top)
|Anti Air Attack:||Very low|
|Defense:||Low (2100 HP)|
|Anti Ground Attack:||Medium|
Enemy Appearances (Missions)
- This aircraft, as mentioned, is used by the Merv Flying Corps, primarily in the very early game. It only appears in missions like BLUE WING KNIGHTS, operation code H4, and The "GALE".
- Although this aircraft is free in Airforce Delta Strike, this plane's price would technically be 50,000 credits due to how enemy scores are calculated (10% of the plane's cost, hundred-digit numbers rounded up).
- This is one of two starter planes to be used by the O.C.C., the other being the Su-24M "Fencer D".