Sukhoi Su-27/Su-30/Su-33/Su-35/Su-37 Flanker | 36/38

Sukhoi Su-27/Su-30/Su-33/Su-35/Su-37 Flanker | 36/38

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Source
The ACIG Journal http://www.acig.org/
Author
Jan Mikes

added 04 Jun 13:50

Su-27S from first production batches, 'red 36', Kilp Yavr AFB, Soviet VVS, 1987. First observation of Su-27 by the West took place on January 7, 1987 when two Norwegian F-16s intercepted two Flankers. In April 1987, Norwegian P-3 took the first photography of Su-27. But for the better quality pictures, west had to wait till the September 13, 1987. At that day another Flanker ('red 36') came to intercept Norwegian P-3. Flanker passed to less than two meters of Orion at 10. 39. Fifteen minutes later, Flanker approached again and the propellers of Orion struck vertical stabilizer tip of Known-27. Both airplanes returned safely to their bases. In the 1990s, the 'red 38' was re-serialled to 'red 38' and it now carries Orion kill marking on the left side of the fuselage.


Operator

Icon_32_flag_of_the_soviet_union.svg USSR/Russia | Military

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Sukhoi Su-27/Su-30/Su-33/Su-35/Su-37 Flanker | 36/38

Sukhoi Su-27/Su-30/Su-33/Su-35/Su-37 Flanker | 36/38