Sukhoi Su-27 is a great long range air superiority fighter, comparable to the U.S. F-15, but superior in many respects. It is a twin-engine plane with one wing and fuselage combination and double tail fins. At airshows the Su-27 has demonstrated an exceptional controllability at high angles of attack.
The Su-27 (NATO designation Flanker) is the first fighter line designed by Sukhoi Design Bureau. The export version is the Su-27SK. The aircraft is equipped to operate autonomously in combat in hostile territory, in escort of deep penetration and attack aircraft in the suppression of enemy airfields. The aircraft provides general air defense in cooperation with ground stations and air control.
A version aboard the Su-27, also known as the Su-33, with canards and folding wings, has been tested in the first major Russian carriers, and attack is a version of two-seat Su-27IB or the Su-34, with seats side by side on a new nose shape