Country of Origin CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States).
Similar Aircraft F-15 Eagle, F-14 Tomcat, MiG-29 Fulcrum.
Crew One.
Role Interceptor, air superiority.
Armament Missiles, cannon.
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

Flankers: The New Generation
Flankers: The New Generation

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.

Su-27 'Sukhoi'
Su-27 ‘Sukhoi’

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.

Sukhoi Su-27 Flanker: Air Superiority Fighter
Sukhoi Su-27 Flanker: Air Superiority Fighter

Su-27 Flanker
Su-27 Flanker

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