Sukhoi Su-33 Sea Flanker D – Bort 29, Russian Navy, aircraft carrier Kuznetzov DISPLAYEDAdd to compare
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Gaincorp 1/72 scale 8017C: Sukhoi Su-33 Sea Flanker D Bort 29 of the Russian Navy, based on the aircraft carrier Kuznetzov. Includes a large ordnance load, folding wings and elevators, opening canopy, moving airbrake and rudders. Display stand not included
Length 12 inches Wingspan 8 inches
PLEASE NOTE: This is an imperfect ex display model. 2 underwing panels have been manufactured (shown in black) to supposrt the folding wings when lowered at the correct angle. Photos of actual model.
Originally designated as the Su-27K, the Su-33 Sea Flanker is an naval derivative of the highly successful Su-27 design. Featuring canard foreplanes, folding wings and tail surfaces, strengthened landing gear and increased power, the Su-33 has outstanding performance in comparison to the US F-14 Tomcat.
Designed by the Soviet Union to challenge the superiority of fourth generation US fighters such as the F-15 Eagle, the Su-27 was first flown on May 20, 1977. This one seat Mach-2 fighter had the Soviet Union’s first operational fly-by-wire system. The aircraft is very large compared to the MiG-29, its closest Soviet counterpart, but it is built with a high percentage of titanium, which helps minimize its weight. It is exceptionally agile and is perhaps most famous for its “Cobra” manoeuvre, which is a short, sustained level flight at a 120 degree angle of attack, often performed at air shows.