The Sukhoi Su-35 (Russian: Сухой Су-35, NATO reporting name: Flanker-E) is a single-seat, twin-engined supermaneuverable multirole fighter. It is a derivative of the Su-27 'Flanker', and was initially known as the Su-27M. More than a dozen of these were built with some used by the Russian Knights aerobatic demonstration team. The Su-35 had been offered to many countries, including India, Brazil and South Korea.
In the 1980s, Sukhoi was looking to upgrade its high-performance Su-27. The resultant Su-35 embodies aerodynamic refinements to give it more maneuverability, greatly enhanced avionics, longer range, and a more powerful engine. The first prototype, converted from a production Su-27, made its maiden flight in June 1988. The Su-35 was further developed into the Su-37, which has thrust-vectoring capabilities, and the Su-35BM, classified as 4++ generation fighter by its manufacturer. The new model entered into serial production as the Su-35S for the Russian Air Force in 2010.
GSh-30-1 30mm automatic cannon
|Main weapon damage||
45 per bullet, with no damage drop
|Main weapon reload time||
3 seconds (Belt Speed: 2.5 seconds)
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Proximity Scan (4200 points)
Landing Gear: 0-245 knots
Stealth (1500 points)
The Su-35BM Flanker-E appears in Battlefield 3 as the Russians' main fighter jet. It is equivalent to the F/A-18E Super Hornet. Both jets, along with the F-35, only appear in certain maps in Conquest gamemode.
As of the most recent patches IR Flares are unlocked by default, giving new pilots some survivability against anti-air missiles.
- The Su-35 uses parts of the cockpit of the F-16 shown in earlier trailers of the game.
- In "Going Hunting", the Su-35BMs are mistakenly said to be MiGs.
- The Su-37 Flanker-F was apparently planned to be a usable vehicle, as seen in earlier trailers.