The Sukhoi Su-33 Flanker-D is an all-weather carrier-based air defense fighter developed by Sukhoi and manufactured by KnAAPO. It is a derivative of the Su-27 "Flanker" and was initially known as the Su-27K. The aircraft was first used in operations in 1995, aboard the carrier Admiral Kuznetsov. It officially entered service in August 1998, by which time the designation "Su-33" was used. Following the breakup of the USSR and the subsequent downsizing of the Russian Navy, only 24 aircraft were produced.
Molded in gray plastic (more than 230 parts); will be 30.4cm long when assembled with a wingspan of 20.5cm. Includes photo-etch parts and decals.
Sukhoi Su-33 Flanker-D
Авиация Военно-морского флота (Russian Naval Aviation 1992-now)
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