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

Sukhoi Su-27 Flanker

The Sukhoi Su-27 (RussianСухой Су-27NATO reporting nameFlanker) 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.

Design

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.

RoleMultirole fighterair superiority fighter
National originSoviet Union / Russia
ManufacturerSukhoi
First flight20 May 1977
Introduction22 June 1985
StatusIn service
Primary usersRussian Air Force
People’s Liberation Army Air Force
Uzbekistan Air and Air Defence Forces
See Operators section for others
Produced1982–present
Number built680[1]
VariantsSukhoi Su-30
Sukhoi Su-33
Sukhoi Su-34
Sukhoi Su-35
Sukhoi Su-37
Shenyang J-11

 

Development

In 1969, the Soviet Union learned of the U.S. Air Force‘s “F-X” program, which resulted in the F-15 Eagle. The Soviet leadership soon realized that the new American fighter would represent a serious technological advantage over existing Soviet fighters. What was needed was a better-balanced fighter with both good agility and sophisticated systems. In response, the Soviet General Staff issued a requirement for a Perspektivnyy Frontovoy Istrebitel (PFI, literally “Prospective Frontline Fighter”, roughly “Advanced Frontline Fighter”).[3] Specifications were extremely ambitious, calling for long-range, good short-field performance (including the ability to use austere runways), excellent agility, Mach 2+ speed, and heavy armament. The aerodynamic design for the new aircraft was largely carried out by TsAGI in collaboration with the Sukhoi design bureau

General characteristics

  • Crew: 3-4 flight crew (two pilots and flight engineer (optional navigator)) + loadmasters and cargo attendants
  • Capacity: 300 troops or 206 stretcher cases / 47,000 kg (103,617 lb) max payload
  • Length: 40.73 m (133 ft 8 in)
  • Wingspan: 44.06 m (144 ft 7 in)
  • Height: 16.38 m (53 ft 9 in)
  • Airfoil: TsAGI P-202[66]
  • Empty weight: 66,230 kg (146,012 lb)
  • Max takeoff weight: 145,000 kg (319,670 lb)
  • Powerplant: 4 × Progress D-27 propfan, 10,350 kW (13,880 hp) each
  • Propellers: 14-bladed Aerosyla Stupino SV-27, 4.5 m (14 ft 9 in) diameter contra-rotating propeller (8-bladed forward; 6-bladed rear)

Specifications (SU-27)

Performance

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Length: 21.9 m (71 ft 10 in)
  • Wingspan: 14.7 m (48 ft 3 in)
  • Height: 5.92 m (19 ft 5 in)
  • Wing area: 62 m2 (670 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 16,380 kg (36,112 lb)
  • Gross weight: 23,430 kg (51,654 lb)
  • Max takeoff weight: 30,450 kg (67,131 lb)
  • Fuel capacity: 9,400 kg (20,723.5 lb) internal[118]
  • Powerplant: 2 × Saturn AL-31F afterburning turbofan engines, 75.22 kN (16,910 lbf) thrust each dry, 122.6 kN (27,600 lbf) with afterburner

Avionics

  • Performance

    • Maximum speed: 2,500 km/h (1,600 mph, 1,300 kn) / M2.35 at altitude
    • Range: 3,530 km (2,190 mi, 1,910 nmi) At altitude
    • Service ceiling: 19,000 m (62,000 ft)
    • g limits: +9
    • Rate of climb: 300 m/s (59,000 ft/min) [119]
    • Wing loading: 377.9 kg/m2 (77.4 lb/sq ft) With 56% fuel

Armament

Aircrafttoaal encyclopedia

The JSC Sukhoi Company (Russian: ПАО «Компания „Сухой“») is a major Russian aircraft manufacturer, headquartered in Begovoy District, Northern Administrative Okrug, Moscow, and designs both civilian and military aircraft. It was founded by Pavel Sukhoi in 1939 as the Sukhoi Design Bureau (OKB-51, design office prefix Su). The Russian government merged Sukhoi with Mikoyan, Ilyushin, Irkut, Tupolev, and Yakovlev as a new company named United Aircraft Corporation.