1:72 Scale Metal Die-Cast - Sukhoi SU-27 Flanker– Length: 11.8" Wingspan: 8”
This Su-27 Flanker Demonstrator model is a single seat plane. The landing gear is fixed, it does not have an option of posing the model as in flight mode.The wheels can roll freely and are quite smooth (so be careful where you put this thing, or it could roll downhill). The fuselage is all metal and really quite heavy.
Some interesting features of this particular model are that the tails have movable surfaces. Also, the air break can be deployed. The cockpit can open and close and there is a pilot figure included. Lastly, the turbine blades are visible deep inside the air intake.
The model comes with a pair of missiles attached to its wingtips.
This is really a "no-play" model or a "display-only" model. It is mostly metal and very heavy. It also has a number of antennas which look great but are very fragile. If you have small kids that like to play with your models, save yourself some frustration (and money) and wait till later to get a model like this one. The box is labeled as not suitable for children under 14.
Designed as a high performance fighter with a fly-by-wire control system, and the ability to carry up to 10 AAMs, the highly maneuverable Su-27 is one of the most imposing fighters ever built. The first 'Flanker-A' prototypes flew on May 20, 1977 and entered service as the 'Flanker-B' in 1984. The development of the Su-27 fighter plane was completed in the early 1980s, and the plane subsequently set more than 40 world records of altitude and take-off-speed. It was the forerunner of an entire family of planes, including the Su-27UB training plane, the Su-33 ship-based fighter, the Su-37 multi-mission plane and the Su-32FN two-seat specialized plane. The Su-27UB is a two seat training version of Su-27, which first flew in March 1985.
The Su-27 is in service not only in Russia and other CIS countries but also in China and Vietnam. China also bought a license for the production of its own Su-27 fighters, the Su-27SK.
The box is HUGE at 11.5 inches by 11.5 inches by 4 inches.