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Sukhoi Su-27 Flanker: books - history and technology

A book on the Sukhoi Su-27 Flanker? Here are illustrated books on the history, models and technology of Sukhoi aircraft.

Sukhoi - du Su-27 au Su-57

Retour sur l'un des avions de chasse les plus mythiques de ces quarante dernières années : le chasseur Sukhoi Su-27 et ses dérivés, descendants directs des Su-30, Su-34, et Su-35.
Grâce des vues en action ou en évolution, et sous des angles spectaculaires, ce ouvrage livre tous les secrets de ce constructeur soviétique légendaire.

L'auteur apporte son expertise du sujet, en donnant les détails et explications techniques sur chaque version, dont le Su-57, le chasseur furtif de 5e génération en forme de raie manta, qui défraie la chronique dans les milieux de la Défense.

Author:François Brévot
Specs:160 pages, 30 x 25 x 1.8 cm / 11.8 x 9.8 x 0.71 in, paperback
Illustrations:300 colour photographs
Publisher:ETAI (F, 2022)
Book: Sukhoi - du Su-27 au Su-57

Sukhoi - du Su-27 au Su-57

Language: French

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The Sukhoi Su-27 : Russia's Air Superiority and Multi-role Fighter, 1977 to the Present

This detailed, illustrated look at the Russian Sukhoi Su-27 fighter aircraft features complete discussions of its design, construction, and operational use, as well as all technical systems and weapons. Developed in the 1970s as a match for the American F-15 "Eagle," the aircraft remains one of the most important fighters in the current Russian arsenal, and has formed the basis for many variants including the Su-30, Su-34, and Su-35.
Though larger than Russia's famed MiG-29, it is extremely maneuverable and considerably more powerful.

The Su-27 can also fly at extremely high angles of attack-an ability it is fond of demonstrating at airshows, along with its legendary "Cobra" maneuver. The Su-27 remains in production, and nearly a dozen countries-including China, India, and Vietnam-currently operate this high-performance aircraft.
The book is superbly illustrated with more than 210 color images, and includes more than thirty color aircraft profiles displaying color schemes.

Author:Andy Groening
Specs:224 pages, 28 x 21.5 cm / 11 x 8.5 in, hardback
Illustrations:210+ colour photographs
Publisher:Schiffer Publishing Ltd (USA, 2018)
Book: The Sukhoi Su-27 : Russia's Air Superiority and Multi-role Fighter, 1977 to the Present

The Sukhoi Su-27 : Russia's Air Superiority and Multi-role Fighter, 1977 to the Present

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Der russische Luftüberlegenheitsjäger Suchoi Su-27 wurde ab Mitte der 1970er-Jahre als Gegenstück zur amerikanischen F-15 Eagle entwickelt. Die extrem wendige Maschine gilt bis heute als einer der wichtigsten Jäger im russischen Arsenal und bildete die Grundlage für etliche Weiterentwicklungen.

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Das Muster ist äusserst manövrierfähig und kann extrem hohe Anstellwinkel fliegen - eine auf Flugschauen gerne demonstrierte Fähigkeit. Die Su-27 ist nach wie vor auf der Höhe der Zeit und befindet sich bis heute in Serienproduktion. In diesem Band von Andy Gröning, erfährt der Leser alles, was es über den Jäger zu wissen gibt.

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Author:Andy Gröning
Specs:224 pages, 26.5 x 23 cm / 10.4 x 9.1 in, hardback
Illustrations:18 b&w and 191 colour photographs
Publisher:Motorbuch Verlag (D, 2017)
Book: Su-27


Language: German

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Sukhoi Su-27 Flanker (WarbirdTech)

Recognized as one of the best fighters of the 1990s, the Su-27 Flanker is a single-seat supersonic interceptor that is often declared the finest and most successful fighter of the Cold War era. Designed by Sukhoi OKB, the imposing fighter quickly gained popularity and respect from countries all across the globe. Intended to be a direct competitor to the new generation of American fighters such as the F-15, the Su-27 was designed with outstanding range, heavy armament, and high agility. Excellent performance, handling, and serviceability have made the aircraft popular with its pilots and ground personnel alike.
Equipped with an analog fly-by-wire control system, a full avionics suite, and up to 10 air-to-air missiles, the Flanker also features a rearward-facing radar between the engines, allowing it to fire at targets behind the aircraft. Outfitted with two Lyul'ka AL-31F turbofans, each 12,500 kgp (27,557 lb st) with afterburning, the Su-27's high thrust-to-weight ratio and refined aerodynamics allow superb flight characteristics at high angles of attack.

Yefim Gordon and Peter Davison are the authors of several books on Soviet aircraft including the Specialty Press titles Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-29 Fulcrum and Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-15 Fagot. Over 300 photos illustrate the story of the Su-27. Topics covered include design, development, structural detail, international production, trials, upgrades and generations, comparisons, overseas sales, and much more.

Author:Yefim Gordon, Peter Davison
Specs:104 pages, 28 x 21.5 x 0.6 cm / 11 x 8.5 x 0.24 in, paperback
Illustrations:290+ b&w photographs
Publisher:Specialty Press (USA, 2006)
Series:WarbirdTech (42)
Book: Sukhoi Su-27 Flanker (WarbirdTech)

Sukhoi Su-27 Flanker

Language: English

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