Together with the smaller Mig-29 the Sukhoy SU-27 is the most modern Soviet aircraft of the Nineties. Due to its features – speed, maneuvrability, electronic equipment and armament – this plane is on, the same level as Western airpianes. From the original Flanker-B version (which was introduced in 1989) further versions were developed such as the carrier variant, which is used for the new air-craft carriers of the Tbiisi class. This version is equipped with canard wings, re-enforced landing gear and arresting hooks.
Italeri 0197 1/72 SU-27D SEA FLANKER