Sukhoi Su-27 Flanker air superiority fighter was developed to meet the F-15 on equal terms
At the 1989 Paris Air Show, Sukhoi Chief test Pilot Victor Pugachev cheekily unveiled "his" now famous "COBRA" manoeuvre, a dynamic deceleration achieved by pulling the aircraft's nose away from the direction of flight and momentarily reaching or exceeding an angle of attack of 90 degrees.This was a manoeuvre which could not be emulated by any Western fighter
Su-27 Sukhoi Flanker Front Line Fighter Aircraft
Sunday, September 13, 2009
France Air Force - Dassault Mirage F1C-200 and Russian Air Force - Sukhoi Su-27S Flanker B - Сухой Су-27
Chinese Su-27 Flanker fighter
China is one of the main customers for Russian aircraft and today the Chinese Air Force has in service over 200 Su-27 Flanker and Su-30 Flanker-C jet fighters .