franco wrote:ult wrote:franco wrote:
Pretty sure of that 58 30SM figure.
No, you've missed something. There are 68 Su-30SM, and 4 of them are for the Kazakhs.
Looking at the serial numbers:
Thanks for that link.
The 4 30SM's for the Kazakhs wouldn't count to the Russians, so the Russian Air Forces would have 64 for the sake of our argument here.
According to this link on the 30M2's there would be;
Uglovaya - 4
Dzemgi - 4
Krymsk - 6+3 just delivered
Belbek - 3
Plus they are building 2 more without a contract yet.
I think Su-30M2 from Far East will go to European part together with Su-27SM, which are getting replaced by Su-35S there. From the numbers it seem that in Krymska they will form a squadron of Su-30M2 to form a regiment with a squadron of new build Su-27SM3, other regiments will have 4 Su-30M2 working as twin seaters with full regiments of Su-27SMs. Most probably regiment in Belbek will have 24 Su-27SM and 4 Su-30M2. Where another regiment of Su-27SM will be relocated, we will see. Most probably they will build additional Su-30M2 for additional three squadrons of Su-27SM3, which will be modernized in coming years. Considering, they will form three squadrons, they will need to build 6 additional Su-30M2 for trainers (2 per squadron).