Kh-15 anti-ship cruise missile can be carried by su-34??
It should be able to... the question is, does the Kh-15 anti ship missile actually exist.
The Kh-15 is an anti radiation missile normally fitted with a low yield nuclear warhead and is used for SEAD operations carried on Tu-22M3 aircraft. The Tu-22M3 can carry up to 10 Kh-15s at one time with 4 externally on pylons and 6 in an internal rotary launcher.
Because the Tu-22M3 is seen in the west as an anti carrier aircraft (which was one of its roles) many western experts speculated on an anti ship version of the missile... after all a rocket with a range of 250km that climbs to 40,000m and then dives on its target at mach 5 would be a tricky thing to stop as few SAMs can hit targets at that height, so it is only really vulnerable on the launch aircraft and during its high speed dive on the target.
The question is what sort of guidance could they use.
I think that "paint wear syndrome" is called: snow
DOH!!!! You are right... at the time I thought it was strange... Russian paint technology is pretty good normally.
Don't know about you, but I think the new paintjob is pretty damn slick.
It is quite a departure from normal, I would like to see more photos of it in the air before I decide, because really I like or don't like a paint job based on how effective it is, not how pretty it makes the plane look.