Sukhoi Su-27 "Flanker" family


Flanker model in 1/72 scale

The Sukhoi Su-27 Flanker is a very advanced fighter aircraft developed in the Soviet Union. Nowadays, it flies at various airforces around the world and hundreds have been produced.

The Flankers has appeared in various variants, including "sea" variants for carrier operations, modernized cockpit versions and thrust vectoring!
 
 

 

 


Italeri, Heller/Airfix and Hasegawa have issued several kits.

Hasegawa issued a Su-27 Flanker kit a long time ago, and it is the accurate in outline. The kit was issued with colourful Russian Knights demo decals and some smaller metal parts.

It can be build straight from the box.
 

The Italeri kit (No. 187) of the Su-27 Flanker is also shown, with Ukrainia AF decals. 

It can build straight from the box.
It is finished in a typical Ukrainia colourscheme that was derived from pictures. 

The decals for the National markings came from a spare Su-22 sheet of High Decal Line, set 72-033.

The colours were derived from pictures as no accurate colour info was found. 
 

Back to Soviet models....... References:
- Air international 
Flanker:  vol 35, page 70/ vol 39, page 205
Platipus: vol 54, page 185
- various others....
- Sukhoi Flanker, Concord publications
- Sukhoi Flanker, Lock-on , Verlinden

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