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Also Known As: Su-27P, Su-30K and Su-30KN
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Description: The Su-27, Flanker-B NATO-designation, is a single-seat, twin-engine, long range, air defense fighter designed to counter the F-15 Eagle and NATO fighter aircraft. It can accommodate R-27 and R-73 missiles for short, medium and long range air-to-air engagements. In addition, a built-in GSh-301 30mm gun provides very short range air-to-air engagement capability. The Su-27 air defense fighter can also carry out escort missions in support of Tu-22M, Backfire NATO nickname, as well as other bomber/attack aircraft such as the Su-24, Fencer NATO nickname. Despite its size and weight, the Su-27 and its derivatives are the most maneuverable aircraft ever flew. The Su-27 Flanker features an integrated Infrared Search and Track (IRST) system located in front of the cockpit's canopy. The IRST system together with a helmet-mounted sight, the R-73 advanced short range air-to-air missile, and Su-27's maneuverability outperforms any existing fighter aircraft in a short range air-to-air engagement.
The Su-30, also known as the Su-27P, is a derivative of the Su-27UB twin-seat trainer designed to provide long endurance, through in-flight refueling, improved air defense capability. Su-30s can share airborne targets information in the same way that groups of Mig-31 interceptors do. Up to ten targets can be shared by a group of five Su-30 fighters to engage targets in a cooperative way. The latest air-to-air weapons and missiles developed by Russia can be employed by the Su-30 fighter. The Su-30 fighter aircraft first flew in 1986 and achieved initial operational capability with the Russian Air Force in 1992. The Indian Air Force took delivery of 18 Su-30K aircraft between 1997 and 1999. These aircraft were upgraded to the Su-30KN standard and sold back to Angola.
Number of Engines: 2
Height: 6.30 meter (20.7 foot)
Length: 21.9 meter (72 foot)
Main Gun Caliber: 30 millimeter
Wingspan: 14.5 meter (48 foot)
Ceiling: 17,300 meter (56,759 foot)
Max Range: 3,000 kilometer (1,620 nautical mile)
Min Range: 1,270 kilometer
Top Speed at High Altitude: 2 mach (2,391 kph)
Flight Endurance: 10 hour
Max Takeoff Thrust: 55,100 pound (24,993 kilogram)
Max Takeoff Weight: 34,000 kilogram (74,956 pound)
Payload: 8,000 kilogram (17,637 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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