The Su-27 is a twin-engine super maneuverable fighter aircraft designed by Sukhoi. The Su-27 most often flies air superiority missions, but is able to perform almost all combat operations. The Su-27's basic design is aerodynamically similar to the MiG-29, but it is substantially larger. It is a very large aircraft, and to minimize its weight its structure has a high percentage of titanium (about 30%, more than any of its contemporaries). The Su-27 began to enter operational service around 1984, although manufacturing difficulties kept it from appearing in strength until 1986.
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