Su-27 — a quarter-century in the ranks

First copies of the Su-27 — 1st of the best fighters of the 4th generation design Sukhoi — 25 years ago we started to come into service of the Air Force of the country, reports the press service of the company.

According to reports coming in, "Interfax-AVN" on Mon, first combat aircraft Su-27 with tail number 0803 number 05 and number 06 0705 came in the 60th Fighter aviation Regiment stationed at the airfield "Dzemgi" Komsomolsk-on-Amur.

"The machine is at number 05 to this day remains in the lists of the regiment and the currently scheduled maintenance takes place in Novosibirsk. Another plane was abroad — it was passed many years ago in Riga Military Aviation School as a teaching tool, "- said in a statement.

It notes that the development of the Su-27 Sukhoi began in 1969, ended in 1975, preliminary design, and in 1976 began the construction of the first prototype. In May 1977, a test pilot Vladimir Ilyushin made on a fighter first flight. First production Su-27 took to the skies in June 1982.

In the following years, the report said, based on the Su-27 made by such machines as Sou-27K, Sou-27M, Su-27SKM Su-27KUB, Sou-30KI, Sou-30MK, Su-33 carrier-based, the new functional fighter Su-35 frontline bomber Su-34 32.

Su-30MK

Su-33

Su-35

To implement design solutions, development of new materials and processes, was created Pilot plane Su-47, which were worked out technologies used today in the aviation complex 5th generation tests which are carried out at the present time.

According disk imaging company "Sukhoi" made on the basis of the Su-27 family of modifications for various purposes is currently in service with the Russian Air Force and many states. In 2008, the Su-27 has been recognized as one of the best combat aircraft of the last century by a vote, which was held on their own website notable international magazine Flight International, said in a statement.

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