Air International 2017-04
P.Butowski - Flanker /Military/
Russian Air Force Su-27SM RF-92211 was upgraded in 2002 - 2003 and now serves at Lipetsk with the evaluation and crew conversion centre.
Su-27 RF-92407 from the 790th IAP based at Khotilovo Air Base during an intercept by an RAF Typhoon over the Baltic Sea in 2014.
В дополнение к своим девяти ударным истребителям Су-30МК/МК2 Индонезия с 2003 года получила еще пару Су-27СК и три Су-27СКМ. На снимке: четыре Су-27СК/СКМ в одном строю с парой австралийских F/A-18A Hornet во время совместных учений в 2012 году.
Su-27SKM TS-2705 is one of three such aircraft unique to the Tentara Nasional Indonesia-Angkatan Udara; all were delivered in 2010.
The R-27R semi-active radar-guided long-range air-to-air missile is one type of a family developed especially for the Su-27 and MiG-29 fighters.
Upgraded Russian Air Force Su-27SM(3) fighters assigned to the Lipetsk evaluation centre.
Sukhoi development Su-27SKM, side number 305, drops two 500kg (1,100lb) KAB-500Kr TV-guided bombs.
Aircraft T10S-3 (P-42) was stripped of most of its equipment and paint to reduce weight for its record-breaking flights.
Ukrainian Air Force Su-27, side number 100, received a digital colour scheme in 2012.
30mm rounds being loaded in to the Su-27’s Gryazev-Shipunov GSh-301 cannon fitted in the starboard leading-edge root extension.
Aircraft T10-20R was prepared for a range of record flights with fuel tanks fitted in the nose and tail beam, and ogive ends attached to the wings. The record-breaking flights were eventually abandoned.
The R-27T differs from the R-27R with the passive infrared Geophisica 36T seeker in that it has no mid-course path correction and tracks only after the target is locked on by the seeker.
Lyulka-Saturn’s AL-31F turbofan engine is the powerplant of all Su-27 and Su-30 versions.
Short-range R-73s and long-range R-27s on a Su-27 at the Lipetsk evaluation centre.
The conventional Cassegrain-antenna N001 radar is fitted to standard Su-27, Su-33 and Komsomolsk-made Su-30 fighters.
Thanks to a combination of gas and aerodynamic controls, the R-73 is one of the world’s best short-range air-to-air missiles. The laser fuse of the R-73L is recognisable by rectangular windows positioned aft of the front fins.
Опытный Т-10-17 (второй серийный самолет новой компоновки) с типичными для первых Т-10С килями, имеющими горизонтально обрезанные законцовки.
T10-17 was the first production Su-27 in T-10S configuration that first flew at Komsomolsk on June 2, 1982.
A Su-27 with its airbrake deployed atop the fuselage.
On February 7, 1987, a pair of Su-27s were encountered by a Western aircraft, two Royal Norwegian Air Force F-16s over the Barents Sea, for the first time. On September 13, 1987, a mid-air collision occurred between a Soviet Air Force Su-27 and a Royal Norwegian Air Force P-3 Orion patrol aircraft. The P-3 was intercepted at 10.39hrs by the Su-27, flown by Vasily Tsimbal assigned to the 941st IAP, over international waters, 90km (48nm) from the coast of the USSR during a patrol in an area where Soviet warships were on exercise. To block out the Orion’s reconnaissance equipment the Soviet Su-27 flew beneath its belly. The propeller of the Orion’s outer starboard engine hit the Su-27’s fin. Fortunately, both aircraft returned to their bases.
Central to the Su-27's cockpit is the ILS-31 head-up display; on the right is the IPV tactical situation display, with the navigation device required for international flights above.
Su-30 502 is a Sukhoi test aircraft based at Komsomolsk used for the development of versions of the Su-30MK.
На снимке запечатлен пуск ракеты Х-29 во время испытаний опытного Су-30МК. Ракета может оснащаться пассивной телевизионной (Х-29Т) или полуактивной лазерной (Х-29Л) ГСН.
Su-30MK2, side number 503, launches a Kh-29L laser-guided missile.
Once all contracts are fulfilled, Russia will have ten Su-30SM squadrons making it the most numerous fighter in the Russian Air Force fleet.
As of January 2017, the Indian Air Force had received 233 Su-30MKI fighters, including 50 delivered in flyaway condition from Irkutsk in Russia.
Since September 2015, four Su-30SM fighters are deployed to Syria to provide air cover to the Russian Air Group.
Ракета Х-59М оснащена маршевым малогабаритным ТРДД, подвешенным в гондоле снизу, а ее наведение осуществляется при помощи аппаратуры, размещенной в универсальном подвесном контейнере АПК-8 или АПК-9.
In 2004, a Su-30MK2 dropped a Kh-59M2A anti-ship missile that reached a range of 285km.
Su-30M2s serve as combat trainers in units equipped with upgraded Su-27SMs. Russian Air Force Su-30M2 RF-96521, 10 Red is assigned to the 3rd Composite Aviation Regiment at Krymsk.
Su-30MK2V 5812, assigned to Grupo Aereo de Caza 13 of the Aviacion Militar Bolivariana, is one of 24 received by Venezuela between 2006 and 2008.
The NIIP N011M Bars electronically scanned array radar features three rows of small T-shaped antennas in the centre for the IFF.
An Irbis radar during tests on a Su-30.
One of 18 Su-30MKMs delivered to Malaysia in 2007-2009 feature French and Russian-made systems instead of Israeli ones as used in Indian Su-30MKIs.
Su-30MK2V 1168 of the Aviacion Militar Bolivariana.
An N135 Irbis radar for the Su-35 during tests on Su-30MK, side number 503 test aircraft in 2007.
The Su-30MKI and its derivatives, like this Su-30MKM, are the most successful Russian fighter types of the post-Soviet period. By February 2017, Irkut had delivered 390 aircraft from an order book for 475.
The front cockpit of a Su-30MKK with two 150 x 200mm (6x8 inch) MFI-10-5 multifunction displays, an ILS-31 head-up display and a set of conventional standby instruments.
Su-33s on the flight deck of the carrier Admiral Kuznetsov.
A rare weapon configuration under the folded wing of a Su-33 comprising two S-250FM unguided rockets on a twin pylon and an R-73 air-to-air missile and Sorbtsiya electronic counter­measures pod above.
Su-27K T10K-1, side number 37, was the first one built and made its maiden flight on August 17, 1987.
The UPAZ-1K refuelling pod fitted under a Su-33 enables fuel transfer to another aircraft at a rate of 2,300 litres per minute.
The UPAZ-1K refuelling pod features three coloured lights for signalling to the pilot of the receiver aircraft.
Russian Air Force Su-35S RF-95477, Red 54 lands at Kubinka Air Base.
Su-35C 02 Red, one of the first batch of 12 delivered to the Russian Air Force in February 2014 and now operational at Dzyomgi Air Base.
The AL-41F1S engine powers the latest Su-35.
The most modern member of the Flanker family is the Su-35S, intended as a low-cost complementary fighter to the T-50 PAK FA, along with its Su-30SM and Su-30M2 fleets.
The first Su-35S for the Russian Air Force during tests with Kh-31 air-to-surface and R-73 air-to-air missiles. Note the freefall bombs loaded on pylons between the engines.
Twelve Su-27M fighters, side numbers 701 to 712, were built between 1988 and 1994, and assigned to trials. Aircraft 709 was displayed at air shows with the Su-35 export designation.
The first Su-35 prototype, side number 901, was used for initial testing and lacks a fire-control system.
The upper forward fuselage of the Su-35 houses sensors for the OLS-35 IRST (left); the SOER missile approach warning system (middle); and the air refuelling probe (right), all mounted forward of the cockpit canopy.
In 2002, thrust-vectoring AL-31FP engines were fitted on the Su-27KUB.
Su-27UB trainer 74 assigned to the 831 st Tactical Aviation Brigade of the Ukrainian Air Force.
Upgraded Belarussian Air Force Su-27UBM1 side number 63. This aircraft crashed during a demonstration at Radom Air Base, Poland, in August 2009.
The first T-10 prototype T10-1 was first flown on May 20, 1977, by Sukhoi’s chief test pilot Vladimir Ilyushin.