Vietnamese Air Force, Phan Rang AB, Vietnam Hobby Master HA6007 scale 1:72
370th Fighter Division,
Highly detailed Hobby Master pre-painted diecast metal model
Hobby Master item number: HA6007
The Su-27S (NATO reporting name – Flanker) is a single-seat highly-maneuverable fighter aircraft built by Sukhoi Design Bureau as the Soviet response to the U.S. F-14 and F-15 and entered service in 1985. The primary role of the Su-27 was to provide defense against American bombers, USN ships and provide Soviet bomber escorts. There have been many improvements over the years resulting in numerous variants of the Su-27. The export variant, the Su-27SK was sold to China and eventually developed into the license-built Shenyang J-11.
In 1994 in an effort to modernize the Vietnamese People’s Air Force (VPAF) they ordered twelve Su-27SK Flankers from Russia. In May 1995 the first two aircraft arrived with the remainder arriving in 1996. A new order for two additional Su-27SKs was placed in 1996. The original twelve aircraft equipped the 937th Fighter Regiment / 370th Fighter Division based at Phan Rang AB. In 1998 Su-27SK 6007 was lost in a crash. Later all the Su-27s were transferred to the 935th FR at Bien Hoa.
Aircraft Type Su-27S
Manufacturer Sukhoi OKB
Role Multi-role Air Superiority Fighter
Maximum Length 21.935 m (71.96 ft)
Wingspan 14.7 m (48.2 ft)
Height 5.932 m (19.45 ft)