Sukhoi Su-27 Flanker - Warbird Tech Vol. 42
Recognized as the most effective combatants of the Nineties, the Su-27 Flanker is a single-seat supersonic interceptor that's usually declared the best and so much profitable fighter of the chilly conflict period. Designed via Sukhoi OKB, the enforcing fighter fast won reputation and admire from international locations all around the globe. meant to be an instantaneous competitor to the hot new release of yankee opponents reminiscent of the F-15, the Su-27 was once designed with extraordinary variety, heavy armament, and excessive agility. very good functionality, dealing with, and serviceability have made the airplane well liked by its pilots and floor group of workers alike. outfitted with an analog fly-by-wire keep watch over method, an entire avionics suite, and as much as 10 air-to-air missiles, the Flanker additionally encompasses a rearward-facing radar among the engines, permitting it to fireplace at goals at the back of the airplane. built with Lyul'ka AL-31F turbofans, every one 12,500 kgp (27,557 lb st) with afterburning, the Su-27's excessive thrust-to-weight ratio and sophisticated aerodynamics permit very good flight features at excessive angles of assault. Yefim Gordon and Peter Davison are the authors of numerous books on Soviet plane together with the strong point Press titles Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-29 Fulcrum and Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-15 Fagot. Over three hundred photographs illustrate the tale of the Su-27. issues lined comprise layout, improvement, structural aspect, foreign creation, trials, improvements and generations, comparisons, in a foreign country revenues, and masses extra. This e-book is a must-have for all warbird enthusiasts!