|Country of Origin||CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States).|
|Similar Aircraft||F-15 Eagle, F-14 Tomcat, MiG-29 Fulcrum.|
|Role||Interceptor, air superiority.|
|Dimensions||Length: 69 ft (21 m). Span: 47 ft, 6 in (14.5 m).|
Su-27 Flanker WEFT Description
|Wings||Mid-mounted; LERX extends downward and forward of the wing roots. Semidelta with square tips.|
|Engine(s)||Two turbojets in the fuselage. Square, diagonally-cut air intakes mounted under the wings alongside the fuselage.|
|Fuselage||Rectangular from air intakes to the tail. Pointed nose and bubble canopy.|
|Tail||Fins swept-back, tapered with square tips, and mounted outboard of the engines. Flats are mid-mounted, swept-back, and tapered.|
Countries which Fly the Su-27 Flanker
Belarus, CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States), Germany, People’s Republic of China, Ukraine.
Su-27 Flanker Manufacturer Web Site
Books on the Su-27 Flanker
The development of Russian military aviation did not end with the collapse of Communism. The Su-27 has seen considerable upgrading in recent years. In effect, all versions of the Su-27 Flanker from the Su-27M onwards can be regarded as a new generation of combat aircraft–by Russian standards. The book describes how the Sukhoi Company strives to make the most of a good design, adapting it to today’s changing requirements by integrating new weapons and state-of-the-art avionics.
This seventeenth installment in the popular LOCK ON series focuses on the graceful lines and sophisticated details of the Soviet-built Suckoi Su-27 Flanker air superiority fighter. Regarded by many as a stiff competitor with the USAF F-15 Eagle, the Flanker is a highly capable and potent military aircraft. Stunning full color photography captures such details as the cockpit, landing gear, engines, access panels, sensors, weapons, etc., of this very attractive aircraft design. This book provides a rare but in depth look at this menacing aircraft, and belongs in the collections of scale modelers and aviation enthusiasts.