Sukhoi plant in Komsomolsk produced 12,000 aircraft during its lifetime

The aviation plant in Komsomolsk-on-Amur (KnAAPO) has produced 12,000 aircraft since 1936, the press service of Sukhoi Corporation has announced.

"R-6 reconnaissance plane designed by Andrei Tupolev and turned out on May 1, 1936 was the first aircraft to be made at the Komsomolsk plant," the press release received by Interfax-AVN on Friday says.

Currently KnAAPO named after Yury Gagarin is engaged in the serial production of Sukhoi Su-35S multirole fighters of the 4++ generation. It also assembles test models of a fighter of the fifth generation, PAK FA.

"In 2003 KnAAPO joined the Sukhoi Superjet 100 project which involves leading aircraft-makers from Russia and foreign countries. The plant manufactures its fuselage, the outer wing and pylon," the press release says.

In the years of its existence the plant has manufactured such aircraft as DB-3 and Ilyushin Il-4 strategic bombers, Lisunov Li-2 cargo and passenger planes, MiG-15 and MiG-17 jet fighters, various modifications of Sukhoi Su-27 and Su-30 fighters etc.

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