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Prepainted Diecast Metal Model
Collectors item: Not suitable for children under 14
Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series
Su-27SK Flanker B
6006, 370th Fighter Division of Vietnamese Air Force
Phan Rang AB, Vietnam
True 1/72 scale.
Great attention to detail.
All markings are Tampoed (pad applied).
Option to display the model on a stand that is provided.
Model can be shown with the landing gear in the down or up
Canopy can be displayed open or closed.
Pilot figure included.
Extremely heavy metal with a minimum of plastic.
The Su-27S (NATO reporting name � Flanker) is a single-seat highly-maneuverable
fighter aircraft built by Sukhoi Design Bureau as the Soviet response to the U.S. F-14
and F-15 and entered service in 1985. The primary role of the Su-27 was to provide
defense against American bombers, USN ships and provide Soviet bomber escorts.
There have been many improvements over the years resulting in numerous variants of
the Su-27. The export variant, the Su-27SK was sold to China and eventually developed
into the license-built Shenyang J-11.
In 1994 in an effort to modernize the Vietnamese People�s Air Force (VPAF) they
ordered twelve Su-27SK Flankers from Russia. In May 1995 the first two aircraft arrived
with the remainder arriving in 1996. A new order for two additional Su-27SKs was
placed in 1996. The original twelve aircraft equipped the 937th Fighter Regiment / 370th
Fighter Division based at Phan Rang AB. In 1998 Su-27SK 6007 was lost in a crash.
Later all the Su-27s were transferred to the 935th FR at Bien Hoa.