HTK-CS58 Ultimate Su-34 "Fullback" paint set
Standard colours of Su-34 fleet in Russian AF service
The history of Su-34 fighter-bomber development dates back to mid-1980s when Sukhoi began designing (based on Su-27 airframe) a new tactical multirole combat aircraft to replace Su-24 fleet. The first prototype was finished in 1990 and presented to the public under Su-27IB designation in 1992. The series of preproduction airframes in different variants was built between 1994 and 2003.
Finally the fighter-bomber variant was renamed to Su-34. Deliveries to Russian AF for evaluation and testing started in 2006. First production aircraft in Russian service wore a unique tri-colour green-blue camouflage on upper surfaces.
In 2012 a new standard scheme of eggplant-grey was introduced on several types, including newly delivered Su-34.