|Engines||1*2200hp 18cyl. 2-raw rad. ASh-71F (M-71)|
Armored ground attack aircraft, overshadowed (or over-numbered?) by the Il-2. Su-6 was more advanced than the Stormovik, its air cooled engine did not require armoring and provided more power. But Il-2 production was already 'in full steam', and switching to radically new aircraft could be harmful for production rate.
Importantly, the Su-6 inherited chronic problem of the Su-4 - it relied on experimental engines.
|Modified January 12, 1997||Back to|