Product Description The Sukhoi SU-27 Flanker is a twin-engine fighter aircraft produced in 1982 and is currently in service with various Air Forces. This highly maneuverable plane is often tapped for air superiority missions, but is also deployed on almost all types of combat operations. This is no surprising news though, as the SU-27 is equipped with state-of-the-art avionics technology and armament that allow it to perform combat operations even in the most hostile of environments. With an airframe made from a combination of high-strength titanium and aluminum alloys, this aircraft can easily get in and out of hairy situations without sustaining serious damage. From the Manufacturer The Sukhoi SU-27 (NATO codename: Flanker) is the twin-engine front line fighter aircraft designed by the Sukhoi Design Bureau and manufactured by Irkut Corporation. Designed as a high performance fighter with a fly-by-wire control system, and the ability to carry up to 10 AAMs, the highly maneuverable Su-27 is one of the most imposing fighters ever built. It had its maiden flight on May 20, 1977. The Flanker is equipped to operate autonomously in combat over hostile territory, in escort of deep-penetration strike aircraft and in the suppression of enemy airfields. The aircraft provides general air defense in cooperation with ground and airborne control stations. The main feature for the success of the Su-27 design is its aerodynamic configuration, known as 'integrated aerodynamic concept' by its designers. This configuration is one with extremely blended wing and fuselage. The low-aspect ratio trapezoidal mid-wing is fitted with large leading-edge root extensions (LERX) and blending into the fuselage creating a single lifting body. The aircraft has a near-zero static stability and thus require a fly-by-wire system. The SDU-10 pitch-only fly-by-wire system controls the pitch of the aircraft to ensure stability and controllability for the pilot, increase aerodynamic performance, limit overload and angle of attack when needed and decrease the airframe aerodynamic load.
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