Su-35 (Su-27M) photos and short description

In total 17 Su-27M aircraft were built by Sukhoi and KnAAPO; five prototypes converted from Su-27s, two static test airframes, six pre-production test aircraft, three production aircraft, and one Su-35UB prototype. Although the Su-35 (Su-27M) had no success on the global fighter market, the Su-27M line greatly contributed to the development of the Flanker family, both in terms of aerodynamics and avionics. The Su-27M saw the introduction of canards and 3D fly-by-wire control for enhanced manoeuvrability. The final two preproduction aircraft T10M-11 and T10M-12 (bort numbers 711 and 712) tested the N011M phased-array radar. Aircraft ‘711’ went on to become the Su-37 Terminator and was soon after converted to thrust vector control (TVC) demonstrator, fitted with AL-31FU and modified FBW system

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KnAAPO-Su-35UB-1

 

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Su-35 demonstrator 709 displays a mix of R-27 Alamo and R-77 Adder BVR missiles (KnAAPO)