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Sukhoi Su-27SM1

29.4k EngineerOtaku  1.5 years ago

There's no doubt that the Soviet Union was closely monitoring Western advancements in military hardware during the 1960's and 70's. After all the Cold War was still raging, and the US and USSR were locked firmly into a tense arms race. At the time the most advanced fighters in the Red Air Force and VVS were the Mikoyan MiG-25, MiG-23, and late models of MiG-21. In the mid-late 70's however Russian officials would be stunned with the introduction of the first 'Teen Series' 4th Generation fighters; the F-14 Tomcat and F-15 Eagle. Both of these machines could easily tangle with the Floggers and Fishbeds in aerial combat and beat them, so the Soviet Union issued requirements for two brand new fighters that could match these new-gen opponents.

By 1981 the first Sukhoi T-10 Prototype was entering flight testing, and would result in the fearsome Su-27 'Flanker' that we know today. First flying with the VVS in 1990 on the eve of the USSR's collapse, the 'Flanker' fulfilled the requirement for a large, heavy fighter that was more maneuverable than previous Soviet fighters, yet was packed with technology that would be on par with equivalent western jets. Working closely with the TsAGI institution Sukhoi developed a blended wing, leading edge extensions, a mixed swept/cropped delta wing with tailerons, and one of the first Soviet fly-by-wire based flight control systems. Despite weighing nearly 67,000lbs max takeoff, the Flanker is hypermaneuverable and can perform feats such as the 'Pugachev's Cobra.' The Su-27SM1 is simply an upgraded -27 with improvements carried over from the later Su-35 series, and probably first appeared in the 90's or early 2000's.

Group1 - Wheel lights
Group8 - Master Arm (4x R-73, 2x R-27T, 2x R-77)
VTOL Down - Flaps and leading edge slats
Trim - Trim control (NOT inverted.)

This is a complete overhaul of the jet that put me out there. I feel it's much more stable and agile than the previous Flanker, and the fantastic Designersuite mod means I can finally get the proportions right, and not just dimensions. I believe it's one of my best works. Consider it a 'Thank you for 10k-11k-nearly 12k.' All of you are awesome. Thanks. :)

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General Characteristics

  • Successors 10 airplane(s) +14 bonus
  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 47.9ft (14.6m)
  • Length 72.0ft (21.9m)
  • Height 19.1ft (5.8m)
  • Empty Weight 35,727lbs (16,205kg)
  • Loaded Weight 54,045lbs (24,514kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 1.247
  • Wing Loading 57.4lbs/ft2 (280.2kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 941.9ft2 (87.5m2)
  • Drag Points 10745

Parts

  • Number of Parts 356
  • Control Surfaces 8
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    6,519 243687034

    @EngineerOtaku https://www.simpleplanes.com/a/rHpeJO/SU-27#comment-2983122

    +1 one year ago
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    @243687034 What kind of feel are you going for? Something arcade-like, realistic, something in the middle?
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    My only recommendation would probably be make a physical change to the model as well (removing the missiles is an easy one). Just cuz I dunno how particular the "enough changes" rule or whatever can be. Maybe I'm just being over-cautious.
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    Otherwise go ahead. :)

    +1 one year ago
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    6,519 243687034

    Can I modify your work? I like this su-27, and I want to modify the flight performance in my way.

    +4 one year ago
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    20.6k SyntheticL

    @EngineerOtaku that will be nice XD

    1.4 years ago
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    @UFNNICF5TF I plan to have an Su-30MKI, Su-33, and Su-35, and the prototype T-10-1.
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    The -33 is already finished, but I'm waiting to start the -30MKI. Also I'll probably just have an annnouncement-style post to link towards all of them.

    +1 1.4 years ago
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    20.6k SyntheticL

    can you make something based on this model? like Su-30 or Su-35
    these stuff must be cool 'cause u will have a whole family of flanker based on the same model

    +1 1.4 years ago
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    牛逼

    1.4 years ago
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    This plane is all around pretty good. Good job. I wish i could do replicas like you.

    +1 1.4 years ago
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    @NANOMAN Y'know what, you're right. I got that wrong on the old Su-27 as well. :/
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    Ah well, I'll deal with the inaccuracy since the aileron still follows a panel line, and I can't get custom control surfaces (aside from tailerons) to have enough effect on maneuvering.

    1.5 years ago
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    8,954 Zanedavid

    it would be good for overwater combat cause it could blend in with the water @EngineerOtaku

    +1 1.5 years ago
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    @Zanedavid I was surprised how good it looked, to be honest. It's probably not an actual pallet used by the Russians, but it suits the new build well; it's more like US Aggressor schemes

    1.5 years ago
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    8,954 Zanedavid

    this camo gives me satisfaction

    +2 1.5 years ago
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    Oh! @Kungfuevan Here's the new Flanker-B model.

    1.5 years ago
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    @N1KO I don't think my crappy laptop could handle it x)
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    Maybe I could pay more attention to external bits and bumps at least.

    1.5 years ago
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    4,130 N1KO

    you should make a series of highly detailed planes

    +1 1.5 years ago
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    31.6k Trainzo

    Nice jet . Great job .

    +1 1.5 years ago
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    12.4k DerVito

    No flaps and ailerones, only flaperones!

    +3 1.5 years ago
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    @Tang0five This upgrade to the original Su-27 was long coming; even back then I wasn't happy that I couldn't get the proportions just right. I am absolutely happy with this incarnation, and hopefully it'll restart my interest to build other offshoots of the Flanker

    1.5 years ago
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    SU-27 Very good and so cool

    +1 1.5 years ago
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    41.9k Tang0five

    Great job, big fan your low-part-count replicas!

    +1 1.5 years ago