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Re: Sukhoi Su-27 and derivative ideas and inspiration
« Reply #30 on: March 26, 2017, 02:53:59 AM »
Thought for a SEAD Su-34/Su-33KUB: one KH-41 ARM variant on centerline, for going after AEGIS cruisers, and two KH-31PD missiles under each wing for going after AEW (E-2 et al.) assets plus ESM pods on wingtips.  Perhaps with droptanks on one of the remaining hardpoints under each wing?

Quite a daunting prospect when one considers the performance specs.  Would certainly present a challenge for the ship crew if they didn't detect early enough.

Does anyone know if there is a 1/48 Kh-41 available.  I know it is available in 1/72.
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Re: Sukhoi Su-27 and derivative ideas and inspiration
« Reply #31 on: March 29, 2017, 04:05:35 AM »
RNZAF Su-30s:
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the aircraft was also offered to New Zealand as an alternative to its intended second-hand F-16 buy. Sukhoi offered an Su-30 10-year lease, with targeting pods, PGMs and support, for a quoted cost of NZ$124.8 million (US$68.8 million)
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Re: Sukhoi Su-27 and derivative ideas and inspiration
« Reply #32 on: March 30, 2017, 04:02:05 AM »
Indeed:

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Re: Sukhoi Su-27 and derivative ideas and inspiration
« Reply #33 on: March 30, 2017, 06:14:47 AM »
That's sharp! Looks good in those colors.

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Re: Sukhoi Su-27 and derivative ideas and inspiration
« Reply #34 on: October 08, 2017, 03:53:12 AM »
Single tail Flanker


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Re: Sukhoi Su-27 and derivative ideas and inspiration
« Reply #35 on: October 08, 2017, 04:00:59 AM »
Subtle...I like it.
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Re: Sukhoi Su-27 and derivative ideas and inspiration
« Reply #36 on: October 12, 2017, 03:56:18 AM »
Hello,

Fancy a drone version of the Flanker?








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Re: Sukhoi Su-27 and derivative ideas and inspiration
« Reply #37 on: October 14, 2017, 01:39:10 AM »
Been done in pixels before but good to see in plastic.
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Re: Sukhoi Su-27 and derivative ideas and inspiration
« Reply #38 on: November 15, 2017, 03:49:12 AM »
Hush-Kit - An Idiotís Guide to Chinese Flankers



Dear Hush-Kit,

I am generally a happy man, but there is one thing in life that leaves me confused and angry: I canít get my head around all the different Chinese Flankers (I refuse to put that word in inverted commas). Please please could you explain the differences, without drowning me in details?

Yours hopefully,

Jeffrey Bainbridge, Luton

Read the sometimes funny answers here: https://hushkit.net/2017/08/08/an-idiots-guide-to-chinese-flankers/
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Re: Sukhoi Su-27 and derivative ideas and inspiration
« Reply #39 on: January 30, 2018, 10:43:50 AM »
Odd thought: mix of SU-33 and Su-30 with MiG-31M radar, fire control, and missiles as a tandem-seat fleet air defense fighter analogous to the F-14D.

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Re: Sukhoi Su-27 and derivative ideas and inspiration
« Reply #40 on: March 09, 2018, 07:47:25 AM »
A fake tease...or is it? ;)



Bit of a bump, but I've decided I *have*  to make this a real thing, the only question is when, and whether to use a twin-seater like in this artwork, or a single-seater like the Skull Leader always was in the show. I have the decals (I think VF-0S decals will be appropriate in size for a Su-27); I have plenty of Macross ordnance (even if this artwork uses Russian missiles); and I will have two Revell (ex-Zvezda) Su-27SM single-seaters in hand by next week...

My first single-seater is going to be painted up as "Red 06", in the gorgeous blue/blue scheme with the white nose and fin tips. No question about it, it's one of the prettiest official Flanker schemes ever devised, and one of the easiest to paint. Of course I'm making it.

My second single-seater will either be painted up like the picture above; or as either an F-22A or a Eurofighter Typhoon (I have two unused decal sheets each for the F-22 and Typhoon, courtesy of a couple of broken Revell birds. I can make either a US, British or German version rather easily). It will be armed with appropriate missiles, because I have tons of them (I found forty AIM-120Cs and fourteen AIM-9X in usable condition in my spares box; as well as four IRIS-T, four ASRAAM, and eight Meteor missiles. Plus four of each type of cruise missile included in the Typhoon kits... possibly with more still on the sprues since I've found three half-built Typhoon airframes but only two sets of missiles).

I'm also planning a Su-27UB done up in F-15E colors, with US weapons (not sure exactly what to use, single 2000 lb JDAMS, twin-racked 500- or 1000 lb JDAMs, or MERs with CBUs reminiscent of the actual Su-30...),  and very likely a Su-33 done up as an F/A-18E. Plus of course one of each in an *official* scheme.
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Re: Sukhoi Su-27 and derivative ideas and inspiration
« Reply #41 on: March 12, 2018, 04:01:07 AM »
So I got my Su-27SM kits, still wasn't sure what to do with the second one, and when I inspect the pieces I see there's a deep sink-mark in the headrest for one of the K-36DM seats. "Okay, just install the pilot, it won't be visible", I thought.

Then after painting up both pits in standard Flanker colors, I screwed up one of the instrument panel decals with Mr Mark Softner. Wasn't a complete disaster, the decal was still *there*, just distorted. "All right, no one will be looking at that part anyway once the thing is assembled, especially if the pilot is in there and the canopy closed."

And then when I'm assembling the damned seat, one of the armrests fails to separate from my finger while it was over the table, and the damned part lands on my floor. "Screw this, where are my F-22 leftovers?"

Looks like plan "F-27" is a go, whether I'd intended it seriously or not. Also, going to have to figure out which of the bang seats in my collection will be easiest to fit into the cockpit, the Revell ACES-II seat looks a little long, the front edge of the seat ends up interfering with the control stick. Maybe use the sidestick from the F-22?


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Re: Sukhoi Su-27 and derivative ideas and inspiration
« Reply #42 on: April 02, 2018, 04:04:50 AM »
Due to an ongoing trade war between Canada and the USA, the RCAF Hornet replacement program takes a surprising turn:

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Re: Sukhoi Su-27 and derivative ideas and inspiration
« Reply #43 on: April 02, 2018, 05:03:26 AM »
But who would make them, Russia ? China ? or would the recent PM's visit to India be involved ?

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Re: Sukhoi Su-27 and derivative ideas and inspiration
« Reply #44 on: April 02, 2018, 05:10:22 AM »
Maybe assembled in Canada from supplied kits...or maybe a deal is done with Mikoyan Greater Aircraft... ;)
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