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HA6015 Su-27 Flanker B Blue 58, Ukrainian Air Force

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.

When the Soviet Union collapsed in the early 1990s Ukraine along with many other countries gained their independence. Because of the collapse the Ukrainian Air Force was established in 1992 and it inherited approximately 1500 aircraft. The most modernized type of aircraft was the Su-27 that had the former red star removed and replaced with the Ukrainian national symbol. Su-57 Blue 57 c/n 36911035612 belongs to the 831s tactical aviation brigade, Mirgorod AB. In 2018 this aircraft took part in air shows at RIAT RAF Fairford, Belgium and Denmark.

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