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Su-27 (Flanker) Russian Multirole Fighter Aircraft

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notes"The Sukhoi Su-27 (NATO reporting name: Flanker) is a Soviet-origin twin-engine supermaneuverable fighter aircraft designed by Sukhoi. It was intended as a direct competitor for the large United States fourth-generation fighters such as the Grumman F-14 Tomcat and F-15 Eagle, with 3,530-kilometre (1,910 nmi) range, heavy aircraft ordnance, sophisticated avionics, and high maneuverability. The Su-27 was designed for air superiority missions, and subsequent variants are able to perform almost all aerial warfare operations. It was designed with the Mikoyan MiG-29 as its complement. The Su-27 entered service with the Soviet Air Forces in 1985. The primary role was long-range air defense against American SAC B-1B and B-52G/H bombers, protecting the Soviet coast from aircraft carriers and flying long-range fighter escorts for Soviet heavy bombers such as the Tu-95 "Bear", Tu-22M "Backfire" and Tu-160 "Blackjack". There are several related developments of the Su-27 design. The Su-30 is a two-seat, dual-role fighter for all-weather, air-to-air, and air-to-surface deep interdiction missions. The Su-33 'Flanker-D' is a naval fleet defense interceptor for use on aircraft carriers. Further versions include the side-by-side two-seat Su-34 'Fullback' strike/fighter-bomber variant, and the Su-35 'Flanker-E' improved air superiority and multi-role fighter. The Shenyang J-11 is a Chinese license-built version of the Su-27. The Su-27's basic design is aerodynamically similar to the MiG-29, but it is substantially larger. The wing blends into the fuselage at the leading edge extensions and is essentially a cross between a swept wing and a cropped delta (the delta wing with tips cropped for missile rails or ECM pods). The fighter is also an example of a tailed delta wing configuration, retaining conventional horizontal tailplanes. The Su-27 had the Soviet Union's first operational fly-by-wire control system, based on the Sukhoi OKB's experience with the T-4 bomber project. Combined with relatively low wing loading and powerful basic flight controls, it makes for an exceptionally agile aircraft, controllable even at very low speeds and high angle of attack. In airshows the aircraft has demonstrated its maneuverability with a Cobra (Pugachev’s Cobra) or dynamic deceleration – briefly sustained level flight at a 120° angle of attack. The naval version of the 'Flanker', the Su-27K (or Su-33), incorporates canards for the additional lift, reducing takeoff distances. These canards have also been incorporated in some Su-30s, the Su-35, and the Su-37. The Su-27 is equipped with a Phazotron N001 Myech coherent Pulse-Doppler radar with the track while scan and look-down/shoot-down capability. The fighter also has an OLS-27 infrared search and track (IRST) system in the nose just forward of the cockpit with an 80–100 km range. The Su-27 is armed with a single 30 mm Gryazev-Shipunov GSh-30-1 cannon in the starboard wing root, and has up to 10 hardpoints for missiles and other weapons. Its standard missile armament for air-to-air combat is a mixture of R-73 (AA-11 Archer) and R-27 (AA-10 'Alamo') missiles, the latter including extended range and infrared homing models."
dateOfIntroduction1985
countryOfOrigin"Russia (RUS)"
proliferation"Angola, CFE Treaty, China, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Russian Federation, Ukraine, United States of America, Uzbekistan, Viet Nam"
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name"SU27 FLANKER A"
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"Su-27(B).jpg"
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name"System"
properties
name"Alternative Designations"
value"SU-27; NATO: Flanker A"
name"Type"
value"Multirole Fighter Aircraft"
name"Manufacturer"
value"Sukhoi"
name"Crew"
value"1"
name"Hardpoints"
value"10 external pylons with a capacity of up to 4,430 kg"
name"Dimensions"
properties
name"Length"
value"21.9 m"
name"Wingspan"
value"14.7 m"
name"Wing Area"
value"62 m2"
name"Height"
value"5.92 m"
name"Empty Weight"
value"16,380 kg"
name"Gross Weight"
value"23,430 kg"
name"Maximum Takeoff Weight"
value"30,450 kg"
name"Automotive"
properties
name"Engine Name"
value"2 × Saturn AL-31F"
name"Engine Type"
value"Afterburning Turbofan"
name"Engine Power"
value"75.22 kN (16,910 lbf) thrust each dry, 122.6 kN (27,600 lbf) with afterburner"
name"Fuel Capacity"
value"9,400 kg Internal"
name"Maximum Speed"
value"2,500 km/h"
name"Range"
value"3,530 km"
name"Service Ceiling"
value"19,000 m"
name"G Limits"
value"+9"
name"Rate of Climb"
value"300 m/s"
name"Main Gun System"
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name"System"
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name"Name"
value"1 × 30 mm Gryazev-Shipunov GSh-30-1 autocannon"
name"Type"
value"Autocannon"
name"Caliber"
value"30mm"
name"Length"
value"1,978 mm"
name"Barrel Length"
value"1,500 mm"
name"Weight"
value"46 kg"
name"Barrels"
value"1,500 mm"
name"Action"
value"Short recoil operated"
name"Rate of Fire"
value"1,500–1,800 rounds/min"
name"Muzzle Velocity"
value"900 m/s"
name"Maximum Firing Range"
value"1,800m"
name"Effective Firing Range"
value"200-1,800m"
name"Ammunition"
properties
name"Type"
value"Rifle"
name"Caliber"
value"30mm"
name"Shell"
value"30×165mm"
name"Basic Load"
value"150 Rounds"
name"Missile System"
properties
name"Note"
value"The SU-27 is equipped with a variety of Missiles which include: R-27R/ER/T/ET/P/EP air-to-air missiles; R-73E AAMs"
name"Rocket System"
properties
name"Note"
value"The SU-27 is equipped with a variety of Rockets which include: S-8KOM/BM/OM; S-13T/OF; S-25OFM-PU"
name"Bomb System"
properties
name"Note"
value"The SU-27 is equipped with a variety of Bombs which include: RBK-250 cluster bomb; RBK-500 cluster bomb"
name"Avionics"
properties
name"Navigation Radar"
value"N001 multi-mode pulse-Doppler"
name"Targeting System"
value"OEPS-27 electro-optical targeting system"
name"IRST"
value"OEPS-27 IRST"
name"Radar Warning Receiver"
value"SPO-15 Radar Warning Receiver"
name"Protection"
properties
name"Stealth Properties"
value"None"
name"Heat Signature Reduction"
value"No"
name"EW Countermeasures"
value"Active Jamming Pod"
name"Chaffs/Flares"
value"Yes"
variants
name"T-10 "Flanker-A""
notes"Initial prototype configuration."
name"T-10S"
notes"Improved prototype configuration, more similar to production spec."
name"P-42"
notes"Special version built to beat climb time records. The aircraft had all armament, radar and paint removed, which reduced weight to 14,100 kg (31,100 lb). It also had improved engines. Similar to the US F-15 Streak Eagle project. Between 1986–1988, it established and took several climb records from the Streak Eagle. Several of these records (such as time to climb to 3000 m, 6000 m, 9000 m, and 12000 m) still stands current as of 2019."
name"Su-27"
notes"Pre-production series built in small numbers with AL-31 engine."
name"Su-27S "Flanker-B""
notes"Initial production single-seater with improved AL-31F engine. The "T-10P"."
name"Su-27P "Flanker-B""
notes"Standard version but without air-to-ground weapons control system and wiring and assigned to Soviet Air Defence Forces units. Often designated Su-27 without -P."
name"Su-27UB "Flanker-C""
notes"Initial production two-seat operational conversion trainer."
name"Su-27SK"
notes"Export Su-27S single-seater. Exported to China in 1992-1996 and developed into Shenyang J-11."
name"Su-27UBK"
notes"Export Su-27UB two-seater."
name"Su-27K (Su-33) "Flanker-D""
notes"Carrier-based single-seater with folding wings, high-lift devices, and arresting gear, built in small numbers. They followed the "T-10K" prototypes and demonstrators."
name"Su-27KUB (Su-33UB)"
notes"Two-seat training-and-combat version based on the Su-27K and Su-27KU, with a side-by-side seating same as Su-34. One prototype built."
name"Su-27M (Su-35/Su-37) "Flanker-E/F""
notes"Improved demonstrators for an advanced single-seat multi-role Su-27S derivative. These also included a two-seat "Su-35UB" demonstrator."
name"Su-27PU (Su-30)"
notes"Two-seat version of the Su-27P interceptor, designed to support with tactical data other single-seat Su-27P, MiG-31 and other interceptor aircraft in PVO service. The model was later renamed to Su-30, and modified into a multi-role fighter mainly for export market, moving away from the original purpose of the aircraft."
name"Su-32 (Su-27IB)"
notes"Two-seat dedicated long-range strike variant with side-by-side seating in "platypus" nose. Prototype of Su-32FN and Su-34."
name"Su-27PD"
notes"Single-seat demonstrator with improvements such as inflight refuelling probe."
name"Su-30M/MK"
notes"Next-generation multi-role two-seater. A few Su-30Ms were built for Russian evaluation in the mid-1990s, though little came of the effort. The Su-30MK export variant was embodied as a series of two demonstrators of different levels of capability. Versions include Su-30MKA for Algeria, Su-30MKI for India, Su-30MKK for the People's Republic of China, and Su-30MKM for Malaysia."
name"Shenyang J-11"
notes"Chinese version of Su-27SK."
name"Su-27SM "Flanker-B""
notes"Mid-life upgraded Russian Su-27S, featuring technology evaluated in the Su-27M demonstrators. Upgrade included strengthened fuselage for extra weapons payload, improved N001 radar, glass cockpit with three-color multi-function displays and improved avionics."
name"Su-27SKM"
notes"Single-seat multi-role fighter for export. It is a derivative of the Su-27SK but includes upgrades such as advanced cockpit, more sophisticated self-defense electronic countermeasures (ECM) and an in-flight refuelling system."
name"Su-27UBM"
notes"Comparable upgraded Su-27UB two-seater."
name"Su-27SM2"
notes"4+ gen block upgrade for Russian Su-27, featuring some technology of the Su-35BM; it includes Irbis-E radar, and upgraded engines and avionics."
name"Su-27SM3"
notes"Increased maximum takeoff weight (+3 tonnes), AL-31F-M1 engines, fully glass cockpit."
name"Su-27KUB"
notes"Essentially an Su-27K carrier-based twin-seater with a side-by-side cockpit, for use as a naval carrier trainer or multi-role aircraft."
name"Su-35BM/Su-35S"
notes"Also named the "Last Flanker" is latest development from Sukhoi Flanker family. It features improved thrust vectoring AL-41F1S engines, new avionics, N035 Irbis-E radar and reduced radar cross-section."
name"Su-27UB1M"
notes"Ukrainian modernized version of the Su-27UB."
name"Su-27UP1M"
notes"Ukrainian modernized version of the Su-27UP."
name"Su-27S1M"
notes"Ukrainian modernized version of the Su-27S."
name"Su-27P1M"
notes"Ukrainian modernized version of the Su-27P."
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