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The Su-25TM was externally almost identical to the Su-25T, but was compatible with a range of targeting pods, including the "Khinzal (Dagger)" millimeter-wave imaging radar pod; the "Khod (Motion)" imaging infrared pod; and the Phazotron "Kopyo-25 (Spear-25)" multi-mode radar pod.
Although an initial production batch of ten Su-25Ts was ordered from the Tbilisi plant and an export "Su-25TK" was promoted, the fall of the Soviet Union intervened and the type never entered full production, though two Su-25Ts did perform combat service in the Chechnya conflict, backing up older Su-25s when a precision strike capability was required. Of the four Su-25s obtained by Ethiopia, two of these were actually Su-25Ts and the other two were Su-25UBs or Su-25UBKs.
Su-25T ("Su-34"): All-weather variant, up to 22 built.
Sukhoi was happy enough with the Su-25UB to even consider a variant of the type as a dedicated advanced flight trainer for the VVS as well as "DOSAAF", a paramilitary organization that provided flight training for Soviet youngsters in preparation for formal military flight service.
The T8UB-1 was converted to this configuration by eliminating armor and combat gear, with the modified aircraft performing its first flight on 6 August 1985. The aircraft looked much like the Su-25UB externally, though it was not generally fitted with stores pylons. One distinctive difference was that the dogtooth in the leading edge of the wing was smoothed over, giving the wing a slightly odd "kinked" appearance. This aircraft was eventually known as the "Su-25UT" and then the "Su-28", but it was the only one of its kind built; nobody wanted it. Since it weighed about 2 tonnes (4,400 pounds) less than a combat-equipped Su-25 but retained the same engines, it almost certainly had plenty of pep, but it was simply too large and uneconomical to operate in the advanced flight training role.
Sukhoi did, however, build a small number of similar tandem-seat trainers for the Soviet Navy under the designation "Su-25UTG". These aircraft were designed for practicing carrier landings, and had strengthened fuselages plus a "stinger"-type arresting hook. Initial flight of the prototype was in September 1988, with its first landing on the Soviet carrier TBILISI (later the ADMIRAL KUZNETSOV) in November 1989. Ten production aircraft were built, with five each going to the Russian Republic and the Ukraine after the fall of the USSR.
So it is the Su-25TM who has operational ceiling of 7km, but an service ceiling of 10km.
The Russian Navy considered a version of the Su-25TM modified for carrier operation and designated the "Su-25TP". However, neither the Su-25TM nor the Su-25TP entered production.
46 delivered. Four Su-25M1 and one Su-25UBM1 were upgraded in 2010-2011
If this guys has flown a Su-25 trainer it would also explain why he says it was it will go over Mach 1 :
According to what I have linked they have much lighter trainers, read it again.
The Su-25 has done 14km + in test flight, which has been discussed earlier and also to be seen in the RT vid.
You`re right, I`m not a bird or superman.
The trainers I pointed out to have 4,400 pounds less weight, with only minor modification, so it`s actual possible.
And than there is also the story of 20 ( 2 have gone to Ethiopia), Su-25T planes which are basically the same as the Su-25TM and it`s no clear as to where they are.
The Su-25T/Su-25TM were both build in Georgia Tbilisi plant, and it`s also not clear where they have ended up in the choas after the fall of the Soviet Union and if a few more have been build. There are rumors Ukraine has also gotten former Soviet military hardware from other former Soviet countries in early `14.