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Su-27SKM Blue 305, Airshow Paris, 2005
General Background
The Su-27S (NATO reporting name – Flanker) is a single-seat highly-maneuverable fighter aircraft built by Sukhoi Design Breau as the Soviet response to the U.S. F-14 and F-15 and entered service in 1985. The primary role of the Su-27 was to provide defense against American bombers, USN ships and provide Soviet bomber escorts. There have been many improvements over the years resulting in numerous variants of the Su-27. The export variant, the Su-27SK was sold to China and eventually developed into the license-built Shenyang J-11.
The Aircraft
The Sukhoi Su-27SKM is an upgraded version of the Su-27S and meant for export. It features GPS navigation, new avionics, digital displays with a HUD, new radar and a refueling probe. The Su-27SKM (Serial Commercial Modernized) prototype made its maiden flight in 2003. The prototype Su-27SKM 305 c/n 36911040102 wearing a grey paint scheme appeared at the MAKS-2003 air show in August 2003, Air Show China in November 2004 and a new paint scheme for 2005 at the 47th Paris Air Show and MAKS-2005 Air Show the following month.
Specifications :
Manufacturer: Sukhoi OKB
Role: Multi-role Air Superiority Fighter
Crew: 1 Pilot
Length: 21.935 m (71.96 ft)
Wingspan: 14.7 m (48.2 ft)
Height: 5.932 m (19.45 ft)
Empty: 16,300 kg (35,935 lbs)
Normal Takeoff : 23,000 kg (50,706 lbs)
Maximum Takeoff: 28,000 kg (61,730 lbs)
Power Plant: 2 X Saturn/Lyul'ka AL-31F afterburning turbofans
Dry Thrust: 75.22 kN (16,910 lbf) per engine
Afterburner Thrust: 122.6 kN (27,560 lbf) per engine
Fuel Capacity: 11,975 l (3,163 U.S. Gallons)
Maximum speed: @ Altitude 2,500 km/h (1,553.43 mph)
@ Sea Level 1,400 km/h (870 mph)
Maximum Mach: 2.35
Service Ceiling : 18,500 m (60,696 ft)
Range: High Altitude 3,900 km (2,423 miles)
Sea Level 1,400 km (870 miles)
Maximum G-Load: .9
Takeoff Run: 650 m (2,132 ft)
Gun: 1 X 30 mm GSh-301 Cannon with 149 Rounds
Hardpoints: 8 X External Plus 2 X Wingtip Rails
Missiles: Air-To-Air R-60/AA-8 Aphid, R-27/AA-10 Alamo,R-73/AA-11 Archer, R-33/AA-9
Amos: Air-To-Ground NONE
Bombs: Dumb, Cluster
Pods: Rocket and ECM