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One of the most imposing fighters ever built...

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posted on Jul, 11 2006 @ 10:12 AM
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Ah, yes indeed, I see what you mean.


What kind of a dictator are you when you are naming a plane after yourself...


[edit on 11-7-2006 by Figher Master FIN]




posted on Aug, 31 2006 @ 10:15 AM
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Fighter master if you think that the su-27 flanker is one of the best try one of the su-37 super flankers.so far 2 of the planes were built and guess what no other plane out manuvered it.besides one piolet was given a chance and he refused arfter seeing the manuverebility of the su-37.got to go later ill talk to you about htis



posted on Aug, 31 2006 @ 01:45 PM
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Originally posted by Figher Master FIN
You would love me to say it's the Raptor right... but guess what, that's not the plane.

A couple of weeks ago I was given a book called Twenty-first century warplanes and helicopters After looking through the most important planes and started reading it I found out that the text about the Russian Su-27 "Flanker" sounded really promising, looking at the plane specifications and then comparing it with some of the best fighters today like the Eurofighter and the Raptor (only counting few) It became very clear to me that the Su-27 didn't a competetor when it came to speed, ceiling and thrust.

I do know that air-comat in the future will be all about BVR, stealth and missiles, and not about agility. but looking at the Flankers specifications I have to say that even the American president would have to admit that the Su-27 is engineering at the best.

The following text is an extract from the book Twenty-first century warplanes and helicopters.




Designed as a gigh-performance fighter with a fly-by-wire control system, the highly manoverable Su-27 is one of the most imposing fighters ever built. The first "Flanker-A" prototype flew on 20 may 1977 and entered service as the "Flanker-B" in 1984.The development of the Su-27 fighter was completed in the early 1980s, and the aircraft subsequently set mroe than 40 world records of altitudeand take-off speeds. It was a forerunner of an entire family of fighter aircraft, including the Su-27UB training variant, the Su-33 carrier-based fighter, the Su-37 multi-mission aircraftand the su-32FN two-seat spezialized version. The Su-27UB is a two-seated training version of the Su-27 wich first flew in march 1985. The aircraft is equipped to operate autonomously in combat over hostile territory, as an escort to deep-penetration strike aircraft, and in the supression of enemy airfields. The Flanker also provides general air defence on cooperation with ground and airborne control stations. The su-27 is in service with Russia, Ukraine, Belraus, kazakhsta and Vietnam, and is built udner license in China, where it is designated the F-11. A variant, the Su-20MK, has also been sold to india where licensed loca production began in 2000. There is no doubt that the Flanker is one of the most potent warplanes in service.

And if we are comparing the spefications, it is clear that the enignes of the Su-27 are without a match, same with speed and ceiling.







Su-27

Thrust: 12.500 kg (in each egnine)
Maximum Speed: 2500 km/h
Ceiling: 18500 m

F-22

Thrust: 15.909 kg (in each engine)
Maximum Speed: 1600-1800km/h
Ceiling: 16600 m

F/A-18

Thrust:14.545 kg (in each engine)
Maximum speed: 2082 km/h
Ceiling:15240m






EDIT: Correction about Su-27 thrust



[edit on 8-7-2006 by Figher Master FIN]
Su-37 "Super Flanker" Technical Data.
Su-37 Album
DESCRIPTION:
Yet another derivative of the Su-27 family is the Su-37. The Su-37 design incorporates the canards and digital fly-by-wire control system of the Su-35 but also adds axisymmetric steerable nozzles to provide thrust vectoring capability.
The resulting design achieves a level of super-maneuverabilty unmatched by any contemporary fighter. A test pilot reported that the controls are so effective that the aircraft can recover from spins and stalls at almost any altitude. Although the Russian Air Force has shown great interest in the remarkable abilities of the Su-37, it is somewhat doubtful that any will be acquired due to the nation's financial difficulties.
The aircraft may see more success in the export market, which Sukhoi is actively pursuing.



HISTORY:
First Flight 2 April 1996
Service Entry

mid-2005s


CREW: 1 pilot


ESTIMATED COST:

unknown


AIRFOIL SECTIONS:
Wing Root



posted on Aug, 31 2006 @ 04:04 PM
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Psycho, OK OK! You like the Su-37, we get it!



posted on Sep, 6 2006 @ 12:29 PM
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so do i its one of my favorite plans can you deniy it.



posted on Sep, 6 2006 @ 12:31 PM
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by so do i i mean my whole family is in to(2 bro's)su family




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