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Prepainted Diecast Metal Model
Collectors item: Not suitable for children under 14
Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series
Su-27 Flanker B
Red 93, Russian Navy Baltic Fleet, June 2017
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.
June 19, 2017 a Su-27 Flanker Red 93 did an intercept on a USAF RC-135U. This
maneuver was conducted at high speed and closed to within twenty feet of the RC-135U
deeming it to be very unsafe for both aircraft. Red 93 was manufactured with c/n
36911031105 and given serial RF-33749. Su-27 Flanker B Red 93 wears the markings
of the VMF Rossia (VMF � Volga Military Fleet) indicating it is a naval aircraft. The
waving-red-banner is a Guard badge indicating an elite status unit as far back as Tsarist