In 1985 the approval was given for a naval variant of the Su-27 that would provide air superiority
for its aircraft carriers. The new aircraft was designated Su-27 (K = Korabelny, Ship Borne) with a
factory designation of T-10K which would later become Su-33, NATO Flanker D. Canards were
added, strengthened frame and landing gear with a two-wheel nose gear. The drag chute was
removed, a retractable tail hook added and wings, horizontal stabilizers and nose cone were
made to fold. A retractable in-flight refueling probe was included on the port side.
The Russian Naval 1st Aviation Squadron “Eagles” is part of the 279th shipborne Fighter Aviation
Regiment based at Severomorsk-3. The main administrative base for the Russian Northern Fleet
is located at Severomorsk which is a closed town on the Barent Sea. Severomorsk is also the
home base for the aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov and the 279th FAR. The ship serves as a
missile carrying cruiser as well as an aircraft carrier. Su-33 Red 67 s/n 49051006305 produced in
July 1993 and lost in 2016 when arrestor wires broke.
Specifications for Sukhoi Su-27K (Su-33) Navy Flanker
Crew – 1
Length – 21.185 m (69 ft 6 in)
Wingspan – 14.7 m (48 ft 2 in)
Height – 5.72 m (18 ft 9 in)
Empty – 18,400 kg (40,564 lb)
Maximum Take-off – 33,000 kg (72,752 lb)
Power Plants – 2 X 125.5 kN (28,200 lb st) Saturn Lyul’ka AL-31F3 Afterburning Turbofans
Thrust – 12,500 kg Each Engine
Maximum @ 11,000 m (36,000 ft) - Mach 2.165 / 2,300 km/h (1,430 mph)
Maximum @ Sea Level – Mach 1.06 / 1,300 km/h (807 mph)
Service Ceiling – 17,000 m (55,780 ft)
Maximum Range – 3,000 km (1,864 mi)
Internal Gun – 1 X GSh-301, 30mm Cannon 150 Rounds
Twelve External Hardpoints - Maximum 8,000 kg (17,650 lb)
R-27 Medium-To-Long-Range AAM / NATO A-10 Alamo
R-60 Short-Range Lightweight Infrared Homing AAM / NATO AA-8 Aphid
R-73 Short-Range AAM / NATO A-11 Archer
R-77 – Medium-Range, Active Radar Homing AAM / NATO A-12 Adder, Exported Version RVV-AE
Anti-Ship - Kh-31A / Kh-41
Anti-Radiation – Kh-25MP / Kh-31P
S-25OFM-PU Launched From O-25 Pods That Can Hold One Rocket.
External Fuel Tanks
|Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series
Su-33 Flanker D
Bort 67, 1st Aviation Squadron,
279th shipborne Fighter Aviation Regiment,
Russian Navy, Feb 2014
True 1/72 scale.
Great attention to detail.
All markings are Tampoed (pad applied).
Option to display the model on a stand that is provided.
Model can be shown with the landing gear in the down or up positions.
Optional armament provided, ECM pods.
Canopy can be displayed open or closed.
Pilot figure included.
Extremely heavy metal with a minimum of plastic.
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