The Pentagon has purchased from Ukraine, two Air Force fighter Su-27 Russian-made. U.S. Air Force will use the aircraft to develop effective countermeasures. As the "New Region", the Russian fighter aircraft is a serious problem for the F-15 United States, which "dry" a few times in the exercises demonstrative "uterli nose." The Pentagon has long sought to acquire the existing designs, and Ukraine has helped to do so legally.
A deal with the Ukrainian Air Force told the American military web portal strategypage.com. According to the resource, its characteristics Su-27 fighter aircraft like the F-15, but cheaper than its American rival by more than 30%.
After the ignominious defeat F-15 U.S. military is seriously interested in a Russian fighter base.
Military department concerned and the United States a growing number of sales of Su-27 and Su-30 around the world. In the past few years, Russia has supplied fighter jets Su-27/30 family in India, China, Malaysia, Venezuela, Indonesia and Algeria, where they formed the basis of the national Air Force.
Before the United States military intelligence has been given the task to obtain samples of "driers". But the operation of hijacking Su-27 "defectors," ask the U.S. for political asylum in our time to look would be too implausible, and the cost would be expensive. To solve the problem on the cheap have helped America's friends surrounded the Ukrainian president. Now the U.S. military command was able with the help of fighters to prepare and train their pilots effectively counter the "dry" in the air.
Su-27 (for the NATO Codification: Flanker - "The impact of flank) - Soviet / Russian highly maneuverable multi-purpose all-weather fighter-interceptor. Built in the OKB Sukhoi. Chief designer of the Su-27 - Mikhail Simonov.
The first flight was carried out 20 May 1977. Series production was deployed on Aircraft them. Yuri Gagarin in Komsomolsk-na-Amur in 1982. In 1984, a fighter under the designation Su-27 adopted by the Soviet Army. The first public demonstration in June 1989 on-air show in Le Bourget.
The main combat use - a heavy fighter-interceptor large range, the aircraft gaining superiority in the air. Based on the Su-27 developed by a large number of modifications: Training combat Su-27UB, deck fighter Su-33 and its training of combat changed Su-33UB, multipurpose fighter Su-30, Su-35 and Su-37, as well as tactical bomber Su-34 and others.
To date, the Su-27 is a major Air Force aircraft in Russia, is in service in the CIS countries, China, India and other countries.
Wing span - 14.7 m
Wing area - 62 sq.m
Length - 21.935 m
Height - 5.935 m
Empty weight of aircraft - 16000 kg
Normal Takeoff Weight - 30000 kg
Engine type - AL-31F
Engine thrust, kgf - afterburner - 2 x 12500
Maximum speed - 2500 km / h
Practical flight range - 3900 km
Service ceiling - 18,500 m
Run-on Forsazh 650-700 m
Mileage - 620-700 m
Crew - 1 person.
Automatic gun single GSH-301 (30 mm, 1500 rds / min 150 rounds) rocket armament - and six guided missiles (SD) air-to-air medium-range type R-27, and four short-range SD-R 73 to TGS; the bomb caliber up to 500 kg and the total weight of up to 6000 kg (bags FAB-250) on four pylons, NURS, KMGU, vylivnye tanks and other weapons of uncontrolled air-to-surface missiles.
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