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.
Mid October 2016 the aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov and seven other Russian vessels left for
the Syrian coast. On November 15 2016 the carrier and its ten Su-33 and four MiG-29KR/KUBR
aircraft took part in a large operation against ISIS in the Homs area using 500 pound bombs.
Admiral Kuznetsov returned to its home port of Severomorsk in February 2017. During the
deployment Su-33 67 Red was lost due to arrestor cable failure. One of the other nine Su-33s
was 88 Red.
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 88, Russian aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov,
near Syrian coast, 2016
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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