This Photo Shows Why America Should Fear Russia's Fighters
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Charlie Gao

Missiles, Eurasia

They're armed with deadly R-27 air-to-air missiles.

Here's What You Need to Know: The R-27 series of missiles has a long range.

When the Su-27 “Flanker” and MiG-29 “Fulcrum” came onto the scene in the 1980s, they represented a significant generational leap in technology compared to earlier Soviet fighters. The missiles they carried also represented a generational leap in their own way.

Indeed, both the R-73 short-range air-to-air missile and R-27 medium range...

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