1:72 Scale Metal Die-Cast - Sukhoi SU-27 Flanker– Length: 11.8" Wingspan: 8”
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.
This SU-27 model is the single seat version. The landing gear is fixed. It is designed to be displayed resting on its landing gear. The fuselage is all metal and really quite heavy.
The box is HUGE at 11.5 inches by 11.5 inches by 4 inches.