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The Sukhoi Su-27 is a twin-engine supermaneuverable fighter aircraft designed by Sukhoi in the 1970s and early 1980s to counter 4th generation American air superiority fighters such as the F-14 and the F-15.

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Reason for limited engine fuselage on Sukhoi fighter aircraft? [closed]

To my amateur eye, there appears to be limited fuselage on the engines for Sukhoi fighters from Su-27 on. That is, the fuselage follows the curvature of the engines closely and there is a definite ...
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What is that device on an Su-27 pilot's helmet?

While watching a YouTube video (2.5hrs), I noticed this device on the top of most Russian Su-27 combat pilot's helmet. A google search only shows it for a Su-27 and MiG-29, but apparently no other ...
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What is this feature on a Sukhoi Su-27? [duplicate]

Most but not all Russian Su-27's (and variants like the Su-30, -32, -33) have a device that looks like a headlight in front of the cockpit. What is it?
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Why would a country prefer to purchase Su-35 rather than Su-30MK? [closed]

Given that the Su-35 is merely an upgrade from the Su-27, why is Indonesia purchasing Su-35?
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What improvement was made in Su-35 over Su-30?

What improvement was made in Su-35 over Su-30?
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Why is the Su-27 so much larger than the MiG-29?

I was watching the following video of the Russian Knights and Swifts aerobatic teams flying together in formation. The contrast in the size of their airplanes is striking. ...
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Why doesn't F-15 have a protruded cone at its rear like what the Su-35 has?

Why doesn't F-15 have a protruded cone-like structure at its rear like what the Su-35 has? Left one is Su-35. Right one is F-15. This is Radar Warning Receiver. Where is F-15's RWR?
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What is this part between the Su-35's jet exhaust nozzles?

What is the long thing that sticks out between the Su-35's jet exhaust nozzles and what does it do? Source: 4ever.eu
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Why is there a white line on Russian fighter jets' instrument panel?

In several Russian fighter jets (e.g., MiG-29, Su-27) there is a white line on the stick that matches with another one on the instrument panel. Is there any reason for this? Cockpit of a mig29 ...