|Engines||2*8100kg/12500kg Lyulka AL-31F|
|Missiles||10+ hardpoints :
R-27A increased range;
R-73 close range;
The Su-27 is a big long-range air superiority fighter, comparable to the U.S. F-15 but superior in many respects. Pulse-Doppler radar (1.076m diameter) provides guaranteed detection of targets ('light fighter' class) at 80-100km in the front hemisphere and 30-40km in the rear. Radar electronics allows simultaneous tracking of 10 targets and rocket firing against two of those, no matter in 'clear air' or on ground/sea background.
Opto-electronic tracking system increases reliability of targeting complex and detects high-speed targets at 40km in front hemisphere and at 90-100km in the rear one. Combination of those two allows to track and attack targets ranging from high-speed high-altitude reconnaissaters to low-level compact targets like cruise missiles and drones.
10 hardpoints allow to carry wide variety of AA missiles.
Su-27 became a base model for a wide family of aircraft :
|T-10 prototype of the Su-27 series;|
|Su-27UB two-seat trainer (1985);|
|Su-27IB attack/bomber prototype;|
|Su-34 attack aircraft with side-by-side seating in a reshaped nose;|
|Su-30 two-seat long-range interceptor;|
|Su-27K/Su-33 "Korabelnij", Carrier-based fighter development;|
|Su-35 redesigned Su-27 with canards, new engine, radar, etc.;|
|Su-37 most recent upgrade with vectoring nozzles (and more?);|
|P-42 unarmed record setter;|
|Su-27KUB/Su-33UB naval deck trainer/strike/fighter|
|take off run...(145k)||demonstrating its top side...(109k)||...and touchdown (130k)!|
|"Russian Knights"(50k)||this is not a photo-trick, they really do it...(44k)||demonstrating...(75k)|
|Su-27 (P-42?) near vertical (58k)||Two in takeoff - single-seater and double-seater (151k)|
|Modified February 21, 1997||Back to|