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Su-27 Flanker B (Early Type)
Red 36, Russian Air Force, Barents Sea, 1987
The Su-27S (NATO reporting name – Flanker) is a single-seat highly-maneuverable
fighter aircraft built by Sukhoi Design Breau as the Soviet response to the U.S. F-14 and
F-15 and entered service in 1985. The primary role of the Su-27 was to provide defense
against American bombers, USN ships and provide Soviet bomber escorts. There have
been many improvements over the years resulting in numerous variants of the Su-27.
The export variant, the Su-27SK was sold to China and eventually developed into the
license-built Shenyang J-11.
On September 13, 1987 Su-27 Flanker B (early Type) Red 36 from the 941st IAP V-
PVO piloted by Senior Lieutenant Vassily Tsimbal intercepted the Norwegian P-3 Orion
“602” flown by Lt. Salvesen and 9 crewmembers off the Kola Peninsula. Red 36 made
three passes, each one bringing the two aircraft closer until the third encounter caused
the Su-27’s vertical stabilizer to hit the P-3 propeller tearing the Su-27 stabilizer tip off
and sending a piece of the P-3 propeller into “602” causing decompression. Remarkably
both aircraft safely returned to their bases.
Aircraft Type Su-27S
Manufacturer Sukhoi OKB
Role Multi-role Air Superiority Fighter
Maximum Length 21.935 m (71.96 ft)
Wingspan 14.7 m (48.2 ft)
Height 5.932 m (19.45 ft)
Empty 16,300 kg (35,935 lbs)
Normal Takeoff 23,000 kg (50,706 lbs)
Maximum Takeoff 28,000 kg (61,730 lbs)
Engines 2 X Saturn/Lyul'ka AL-31F afterburning turbofans
Dry Thrust Per Engine 75.22 kN (16,910 lbf)
Afterburner Thrust Per Engine 122.6 kN (27,560 lbf)
Fuel Capacity 11,975 l (3,163 U.S. Gallons)
Maximum Speed @ Altitude 2,500 km/h (1,553.43 mph)
Maximum Speed @ Sea Level 1,400 km/h (870 mph)
Maximum Mach 2.35
Service Ceiling 18,500 m (60,696 ft)
Range @ High Altitude 3,900 km (2,423 miles)
Range @ Sea Level 1,400 km (870 miles)
Maximum G-Load .9
Takeoff Run 650 m (2,132 ft)
Gun 1 X 30 mm GSh-301 Cannon with 149 Rounds
Hardpoints 8 X External Plus 2 X Wingtip Rails
Air-To-Air R-60/AA-8 Aphid, R-27/AA-10 Alamo,R-73/AA-11 Archer, R-33/AA-9
Bombs Dumb, Cluster
Pods Rocket and ECM
SOME PEOPLE ARE CONCERNED THE COLORS ARE
HOBBY MASTER HAS DECIDED TO PAINT THE RETAIL
VERSION A LIGHTER COLOR FOR BETTER ACCURACY.