No 6. Sukhoi Su-27 “Flanker”
|Role||Air superiority fighter|
|Maximum speed||2,500 km/h|
|Service ceiling||18,500 m|
|Thrust to weight ratio||1.09|
A Mach 2-class jet fighter from Russia, the Su-27 was intended as a direct competitor to the US fourth generation fighters. It is able to perform almost all combat operations. A single Sukhoi Su-27 costs about $30 million.
The Su-27 has also been involved in a number of accidents, most notably during The Sknyliv Airshow, where it killed 85 spectators.
No 5. Sukhoi Su-30 “Flanker C”
|Maximum speed||2,120 km/h|
|Service ceiling||17,300 m|
|Thrust to weight ratio||1.0|
It is a dual-seater all-weather, air-to-air and air-to-surface deep interdiction fighter. Its cost ranges from $34 million to $53 million depending on the variant. It is currently in service with China, India and Vietnam among other countries.
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