What is a Russian Flanker?

What is a Russian Flanker?

What is a Russian Flanker?

The Sukhoi Su-27 (Russian: Сухой Су-27; NATO reporting name: Flanker) is a Soviet-origin twin-engine supermaneuverable fighter aircraft designed by Sukhoi.

How many missiles can su30 carry?

Specifications (Su-30MKI) Missiles: ***Air-to-air missiles: 10 × R-77.

What does a Flanker aircraft do?

Codenamed `Flanker’ by NATO, the twin-seat SU-30, a derivative of the Su-27, is a multi-role fighter bomber and air superiority aircraft which can also be used in the maritime strike role.

How much should a Flanker weight?

There is not much difference in weight between the three leagues, with flankers in the PRO14 and Premiership being almost identical at 104.23kgs (16st 5lbs) and 104.87kgs (16st 7lbs), respectively.

What is the best book on the Sukhoi Su-27 Flanker?

Sukhoi Su-27 Flanker, Specialty Press, 2006. ISBN 978-1-58007-091-1. Modern Combat Aircraft: Reference guide, pp. 50–51. Minsk, “Elida”, 1997. ISBN 985-6163-10-2. (in Russian) Wikimedia Commons has media related to Sukhoi Su-27.

What is the Sukhoi Su 30?

The Sukhoi Su-30 was initially developed as a further modification to the existing Su-27 “Flanker” series but ended as its own, all-new mark. The aircraft encompasses a multi-mission design frame based on the Su-27 though incorporated a second crewman (seated in tandem), improved datalinking and increased operational endurance.

How maneuverable is the Su-33 Flanker?

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 additional lift, reducing takeoff distances.

When did the Su-30 flanker come out?

The export variant for China, the SU-30MKK (‘Flanker-G’) which first flew in 1999. The other variant developed as the export version for India, the Su-30MKI (‘Flanker-H’) was delivered in 2002 and has at least five other configurations.