how can americans even compete?
>Always wondered what the phallic object between the engines was for exactly.
I think that it has something to do with the aerodynamics. For example, look at the shape of some flechettes or darts for the darts game.
It "гaзoтypбинный гeнepaтop", manage to translate it by yourself.
It also used as a counterbalance.
it's the same the su 34 just has a longer rear facing radar
It houses rear facing radar, EW equipment, IR detector, magnetic anomaly detector and auxiliary power unit.
The Su-34 just looks really, really nice. Especially in blue.