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The Su-50 Sokol is the primary ground attack jet of the Russian Federation VVS forces. With its powerful payload, high maneuverability and stealth capabilities, it is well suited to hunting down enemy armor.
- Stealthed Attack Jet
- 4 Anti-Tank missiles
- Stealthed when not attacking
Ever since the coordinated destruction of the major European air bases at the onset of the Russo-European War, Russia's Frontal Aviation had free reign over Central Europe.That was until the United States made their entry into the war in summer 2048. Since then, the skies above the continent became contested between Berkuts and Raptors while what was left of the European Air Forces resumed their operations from secured air fields in Scotland, Ireland, Spain, Italy, Portugal and North-Western Africa. As the fighting continued, the casualty rates for aircraft of the Russian Air Force soared out of control. The toll was especially heavy on the venerable Su-25 "Grach" ground attack plane, which stood no chance against the advanced Western fighter jets without escorts.
In February 2049, the remaining planes were ordered back to the motherland. In their stead,the Russian military ramped up the production of the Su-50 fighter-bomber. Originally reserved for only the most elite of fighter squadrons due to its high production costs,the 'Sokol' was now deployed in considerable numbers in order to provide close air support for missions that the Su-25 could no longer accomplish.It is armed with six powerful anti-tank missiles and its advanced stealth characteristics allow for covert intrusions into contested air space, making the Sokol the ideal plane for tank hunting and suppression of enemy air defences.
The Sokol is the main attack jet of the Russian Federation, replacing the old Su-25 Frogfoot due to design reasons.
- The Sokol used to be referred to as the PAK-FA in earlier ROTR previews.
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