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HA6017 Su-27SM Flanker B Red 06/RF-92210, Russian Air Force, 2013

The Su-27S (NATO reporting name – Flanker) is a single-seat highly-maneuverable fighter aircraft built by Sukhoi Design Bureau 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.

The Falcons of Russia (Sokoly Rossii) are one of the Russian Air Force aerobatic display teams and belong to the 4.GTsPAP I VI MO. The team was established in 2006 at the Lipetsk Air Base. They normally use the Su-27 but occasionally use the Su-30SM jet and previously were equipped with MiG-29s. Between August 27 and September 1, 2013 the team took part in the International Air and Space Salon (MAKS) 2013 held at Zhukovsky near Moscow. One of the team’s aircraft is 06 RED RF-92210 c/n 36911018618.

Aircraft Type Su-27
Manufacturer Sukhoi OKB
Role Multi-role Air Superiority Fighter
Crew 1
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 Missiles Air-To-Air R-60/AA-8 Aphid, R-27/AA-10 Alamo,R-73/AA-11 Archer, R-33/AA-9 Amos Air-To-Ground NONE Bombs Dumb, Cluster Pods Rocket and ECM