The Sukhoi Su-27 is a Russian fighter aircraft, designed by the Sukhoi Design Bureau. The Su-27 was an air superiority fighter for its time and still remains one of the most successful fighters in aviation history. It is also one of the fastest jets to ever fly!
The Sukhoi Su-27 is a Soviet jet fighter aircraft. It was designed by the Sukhoi Design Bureau and manufactured by the Irkutsk Aviation Plant. A variable geometry wing allows it to be used as both an air superiority fighter and a ground attack aircraft.
It has been built in several variants, including the two seat trainer version, with various armament configurations. The first prototype flew on May 20 1977 at Zhukovsky Airfield near Moscow.
The Su-27 entered service with the Soviet Union in 1985, remaining in use as of 2017 with some operators elsewhere after being supplanted by later models such as the Su-30MKK and Su-35S for frontline duties such as air superiority missions over Syria.