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"This here's an experimental version of the Su-24 and a favorite of collectors. It's[sic] capabilities? That there's classified."
Harry's description of this plane in the shop.

The Sukhoi T6-1 was a Soviet-era STOL low-altitude strike fighter. It was, simply, the initial concept prototype model of the Su-24, based on the experience gained with the T-58VD. Interestingly, the aircraft actually features four lifter jets in the middle fuselage. However, the significant loss of flight distance as the lift engines occupied space normally reserved for fuel, loss of under-fuselage hardpoints, and instability during transition from STOL to conventional flight, lead to this idea being abandoned. As a result, the future Su-24 became a variable geometry wing strike fighter. Oddly, the in-game T6-1 model doesn't belong to Alex Levine's hangar, since it isn't depicted as a VTOL craft. It only appears in Airforce Delta Strike, where it is usable by John Rundal.

Design

The T6-1, obviously, has noticeable design similarities with the Su-24M; the biggest difference is the lack of variable sweep wings, instead having cropped delta wings, much like the Su-15TM "Flagon F".

Performance

Another mediocre final mission unlock. It's Ruth's Su-24M but without vulcans, slightly worse defenses, and the ASM instead of Cluster Bombs. It, like many other end-game unlocks, is just... There. It's not terrible, and it's better than a lot of other end-game unlocks, but that's really not saying much. It has the distinction of being one of John's few attackers... Too bad the MiG-33 outclasses this thanks to the latter having a vulcan.

Statistics

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Type Stats
Anti Air Attack:Very low
Mobility:Medium
Defense:Medium (2400 HP)
Anti Ground Attack:Medium-high
Thrust:Medium-high
Speed:Medium-high

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