F-15 vs Su-27 Flankers Aircrafts

Topics: F-15 Eagle, F-14 Tomcat, Sukhoi Su-27 Pages: 4 (1206 words) Published: March 5, 2012
F-15 Eagles vs. SU-27 Flankers Aircrafts 1

Comparison of F-15 Eagles vs. SU-27 Flankers Aircrafts Carlos E. Quinonez
ENG 121 English Compositions I
Instructor: Tiffany Young
February 9, 2009
F-15 Eagles vs. SU-27 Flankers Aircrafts 2

Comparison of F-15 Eagles vs. SU-27 Flankers Aircrafts At the height of the cold war, both the United States and the Soviet Union have developed aircraft to aggressively engage one another in aerial combat to dominate the skies. The United States had developed the F-15 Eagle in the early 1970 as a primer aircraft while the Soviet Union had developed its own aircraft, the little know SU-27 Flankers aircraft, but after the fall of communism, westerns have always wondered, who had the better aircraft. In 2002, it was rumored that the SU-27 Flanker aircraft could defeat the F-15 Eagle in aerial combat. In this discussion, I will be comparing both aircrafts; covering basic flight performance characteristic, avionics and weaponry. In 1966, the United States Air Force needed a new long range tactical superiority fighter to replace the aging F-4 Phantom aircraft used during Vietnam. One of the requirements was that it needed to have twin engines, internal gun and advance radar. McDonnell Douglas aircraft manufacture had won the competition and was awarded the contract. The first F-15 made its maiden flight on 27 July, 1972. Its large wing design gives the F-15 low wing loading and allowing the great agility during...
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