Russia's Su-27 Fighter Might Not Be a Stealth Fighter But It Can Kill
The National Interest -

Mark Episkopos


Remembered not just for its Cold War successes, the Su-27 and its upgraded variants will continue serving as one of Russia’s most numerous and flexible fourth-generation workhorse fighters.

Nigh-unmatched in its versatility, the Sukhoi Su-27 (NATO reporting name Flanker) has distinguished itself as one of the most successful Soviet fighter designs of the late Cold War era.

The plane that would eventually become the Su-27 grew out of the Soviet PFI, Russian for the...

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