Does the US have a Su-27?

Su-27 Flanker-B fighter was delivered to the USA in the mid-1990s and obviously operated by the US military for evaluation purposes. The aircraft in question was later identified as ’45 Red’ (c/n 36911027918) which had been sold in November 1995.

Can the Su-27 land on a carrier?

The Su-27 has demonstrated some superb maneuverability at slower speeds, able to perform demanding, acrobatic maneuvers, like the Pugachev Cobra. Such precise control is key for taking off from and landing on carriers.

Does the Su-27 have thrust vectoring?

The Su-27M is fitted with modified Saturn Lyulka AL-31 engines, with the nozzles claimed to provide thrust vectoring in pitch and yaw. As the aircraft retains the traditional “tail sting” of the Flanker, yaw vectoring is likely to be limited because of the danger of exhaust-plume damage.

Is Su-27 better than F-15?

The unbeatable F-15 Eagle and Su-27 Flanker Remains to be said that most of these victories took place against 3rd World Countries, with less well-trained pilots, without AWACS support etc. So the F-15 has a huge advantage. The Su-27, on the other hand, has a kill/loss ratio of 6-0, and two losses due to ground fire.

Is the Su-27 still in service?

The Su-27 entered service with the Soviet Air Forces in 1985….Sukhoi Su-27.

Introduction 22 June 1985
Status In service
Primary users Russian Air Force People’s Liberation Army Air Force Uzbekistan Air and Air Defence Forces See Operators section for others
Produced 1982–present

Why do Russian planes have blue cockpits?

In order to make the contrast between the brightness outside, and the darkness of the cockpit a bit less, the cockpits were given a bright colour to be less tiresome for the eyes. It’s especially useful in cockpits with only a little lightfall from outside, in aircraft like the Tu-128P or MiG-23 and -25.

How much does an Su-27 cost?

The Russian Sukhoi SU-27 has a top speed of Mach 1.8 (more than 1,300 mph) and a thrust-to-weight ratio greater than 1:1. In other words, it can accelerate while climbing straight up.

Is Su-27 a good plane?

The Su-27 is a really great aircraft and a huge success of Soviet aviation, not only because it holds 27 absolute records. It is an exceptionally manoeuvrable machine, one of the most agile aircraft ever built.

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