Sukhoi Su-35S Flanker E – Red 06, Russian Air Force, Latakia, Syria 2016
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Hobby Master 1/72 scale HA5702: Sukhoi Su-35S Flanker E Red 06, Russian Air Force, Latakia, Syria 2016. Production run of 1,000 models.
Length 12 inches Wingspan 8 inches
PLEASE NOTE: This is the highly desirable fully tampo printed non-decal version which is now hard to find
The Russian Government sent Sukhoi Su-35S “Flanker E” aircraft belonging to the 23rd Fighter Aviation Regiment, 303rd Guards Composite Air Division to Latakia, Syria in an effort to support President al-Assad’s government. One of the Su-35S was Red 06 RF-95816 that was delivered to Russian Forces in November 2015. Russia also saw this deployment as a great opportunity to field test the Su-35S under combat conditions as well as giving the crews valuable training and increase demand for the aircraft from foreign buyers.
The Sukhoi Su-35S Flanker E is a highly modified and improved derivative of the Su-27. In the 1980s modifications were made to the Su-27 (Su-27M) also referred to as Su-35. About 20 years later a heavily modified member of the Flanker family was produced and given the title of Su-35S Flanker E. Considered by many to be the most capable fourth generation fighter in the sky and equipped with many fifth generation technologies. This probably will be the last of the Flanker family when the fifth generation Russian aircraft arrive.