Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model
Sukhoi Su-27 “Flanker B” – Russian Air Force, Barents Sea, 1987
1:72 Scale. Length: 12". Wingspan: 8"
Limited production of approximately 1,500 models worldwide
On September 13, 1987 Su-27 Flanker B (early Type) Red 36 from the 941st IAP V-PVO piloted by Senior Lt. Vassily Tsimbal intercepted the Norwegian P-3 Orion “602” flown by Lt. Salvesen and 9 crewmembers off the Kola Peninsula. Red 36 made three passes, each one bringing the two aircraft closer together until the third encounter caused the Su-27’s vertical stabilizer to hit the P-3 propeller tearing the Su-27 stabilizer tip off and sending a piece of the P-3 propeller into “602” causing decompression. Remarkably both aircraft safely returned to their bases.Opening canopy
Detailed cockpit with removable pilot figure
Realistic panel lines
Historically accurate printed markings
Optional extended landing gear
Box with Su-27 artwork
The Su-27 (NATO reporting name - Flanker) is a single-seat highly-maneuverable fighter aircraft built by Sukhoi Design Bureau as the Soviet response to the United States F-14 and F-15. First flown on May 20, 1977, the Su-27 entered service in 1985. The primary role of the Su-27 was to provide long range air defense against U.S. bombers, protect the Soviet coast from U.S. aircraft carriers and provide escorts for Soviet bombers. There have been many improvements over the years resulting in numerous variants of the Su-27. The export variant, the Sukhoi Su-27SK was sold to China and eventually developed into the license-built Shenyang J-11.
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Category: Hobby Master 1:72 Military Aircraft Models
Not suitable for children under the age of 14