The Su-27 is one of the most famous combat aircraft in the world.
The Su-27 is the masterpiece of the Russian aircraft engineering.
What makes this aircraft such a unique fighter? You will find out when you watch this popular-science 4-part documentary series presenting the most complete history of the Su-27 aircraft family.
The film duration is more than 2,5 hours!
Unique shots, unprecedented aerial shooting, 3-D animation, interviews with the designers and test-pilots.
Part 1. Born in the USSR.
The history of the fighter aircraft development starting from their origin. The fourth generation fighters background. Confrontation with the USA. The first layout of the T-10 aircraft. Stories of the scientists and designers on the innovations implemented in the aircraft. The first test flights.
Part 2. On the Way to Perfection.
The dramatic story of the aircraft crucial redesigning. PIlots death during flight tests. The world triumph: Le Bourget and 'Pugachev Cobra'. Training air combats against US fighters.
Part 3. Higher ang Higher.
The Su-27 cockpit as seen by the pilots. The first versions and their features including the Su-27UB combat trainer, the Su-33 and Su-27KUB ship-based aircraft, the Su-34 front-line bomber (familiarization ride of Dmitriy Medvedev, the Russian Federation president).
Part 4. Career continues.
The new realities - active promotion to the world market, foreign customers. Further development of the project. The multifunctional Su-30. The thrust vectoring fighter Su-37 and Su-30MKI. Aerobatic teams 'Test Pilots', 'Russian Knights', 'Russian Falcons', missile and gun armament. The Su-35 fighter: the peak of the Su aircraft family development. Prospection - the first flight of the Russian fifth generation fighter T-50.
Director: Andrey Kulyasov
Running time: 160 min.
Languages: Russian, English
PAL, All regions
© Wings of Russia Studio, 2010
Catalogue number: KRD-74