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Military Knowledge: Sukhoi Su-27 Multirole Fighter Jet

The Sukhoi Su-27 (NATO reporting name: Flanker) is a twin-engine fighter built by Russia / Soviet Union to compete with the Western F-14 and F-15.

Specifications:
– Multirole fighter, air superiority fighter
– Origin: Soviet Union / Russia
– Manufacturer Sukhoi
– First flight: 20 May 1977
– Introduction: 22 June 1985
– Status: In service
– Number built: 809 from 1982
– Length: 21.9 meters
– Wingspan: 14.7 meters
– Height: 5.92 meters
– Empty weight: 16380 kg
– Max takeoff weight: 30450 kg
– Powerplant: 2 × Saturn AL-31F afterburning turbofan engines

Performance:
– Maximum speed: 2500 km/h
– Range: 3530 km
– Service ceiling: 19000 m (62,000 ft)
– Rate of climb: 300 m/s

Armament:
– Hardpoints: 10 external pylons with a capacity of up to 4430 kg
– Cannon: 1 × 30 mm Gryazev-Shipunov GSh-30-1 autocannon with 150 rounds
– Missiles:
6 × R-27R/ER/T/ET/P/EP
4 × R-73E AAMs
– Rockets:
S-8KOM/BM/OM
S-13T/OF
S-25OFM-PU
– Bombs:
RBK-250 and RBK-500 cluster bombs

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