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The Su-27 Flanker-B (Su-27 Flanker in previous games) is a fighter aircraft. It debuted in Air Combat and has since been prominently featured in the series.

History

Strangereal

Flankers had seen use in multiple conflicts. It was first used in the Skully Islands insurrection.

The Belkan Air Force utilised Flankers throughout the Belkan War. The most prominent user was the Postler Squadron.[1]

During the Circum-Pacific War, Flankers were used by both the Osean Air Defense Force and the Yuktobanian Air Force.

During the Aurelian War, Flankers were used during the mid-stages of the war by both the Aurelian Air Force and the Leasath Air Force. An AAF unit, Ninox Squadron, utilised Su-27s during the liberation of Griswall. A Leasathian ace, callsign Acrux, also used the aircraft.[2] The Gryphus Squadron also utilised Flankers throughout the war.

Joint Assault universe

During the Valahia Crisis, former Martinez Security pilot Tolya Kiriakov flew a Flanker during his service with the PMC and the first battle between the Varcolac Squadron and the Antares Squadron. After that, he switched out his Flanker for the more powerful Terminator. Flankers were also deployed by the Valahia in the London Attack[3] , the defense of the radar sites in the Serbian Mountains [4] and the Balaur railgun in Romania.[5]

Assault Horizon universe

Flankers were used by the New Russian Federation during their uprising and Russian Air Force during the mission Aftermath.

Infinity universe

Su-27s were heavily used by the USEA Federation during Operation Eternal Liberation. They were also available for use by UNF pilots.

Game Analysis

Ace Combat Infinity

"An aircraft planned and manufactured by the old Soviet Union.
It features incredibly high combat capabilities and long range flight time, to compete with F-15s from the United States. It is also currently still used in Russia, older nations from the former Soviet Union, and the third world.
Large in size and yet with excellent maneuverability, its wide ranging potential has led to many variants being created, and it can be said to be an aircraft representative of the 4th generation on the Eastern side.
Its NATO codename is "Flanker"."
Hangar

How to Unlock

The Su-27 is available through the Aircraft Tree.
Lv. Cst Price GUN MSL SAAM QAAM 4AAM SP MO ST AA AG DF
1 625 408,320 108 108 10 E+ D+ E+ C E+ E+
2 665 28,160 118 110 12 D C E+ C+ E+ D
3 705 40,840 129 112 14 D+ C+ D C+ E+ D+
4 745 74,630 139 114 16 14 C B D B E+ C
5 785 126,720 150 118 18 16 C+ B D+ B D C+
6 825 436,480[a] 161 122 20 18 C+ B+ D+ B+ D B
7 865 183,040 172 126 21 19 38 B A D+ A D B+
8 905 281,600 183 130 22 20 40 B A+ D+ A D B+
9 945 478,720 194 134 23 21 42 B+ A+ C A D A
10 985 901,120 206 138 24 22 44 B+ S C A D A+
11 1032 1,788,160 217 142 25 23 46 A S+ C+ A+ D+ S
12 1079 1,365,760 228 146 26 24 48 A S+ C+ S D+ S+
13 1126 2,534,400 239 150 27 25 50 A+ S+ B S D+ S+
14 1173 3,520,000 250 154 28 26 52 S S+ B S+ D+ S+
15 1220 4,477,440 262 158 30 28 56 S+ S+ B+ S+ C S+
16 1281 6,589,440 271 160 31 29 58 S+ S+ B+ S+ C S+
17 1340 7,518,720 280 162 32 30 60 S+ S+ B+ S+ C S++
18 1399 8,462,080 289 164 33 31 62 S+ S+ A S+ C+ S++
19 1458 10,813,440 298 166 34 32 64 S+ S++ A S+ C+ S++
20 1517 13,643,520 308 168 34 34 68 S++ S++ A+ S+ C+ S++
Part Slots
At Lv.1, this aircraft carried 21 BODY, 19 ARMS, and 20 MISC part slots. See Tuning § Slot Expansion for further information.
Nicknames
Upgrading this aircraft to these levels unlocked the respective nicknames for use at any time.
  • Lv.3: Windmill
  • Lv.10: Stunt Pilot
  • Lv.15: Godfather
  • Lv.20: Eight Hermits of Mt. Konron

Skin Galleries

Description

Two-tone blue camouflage

Gallery

Su-27 Event Skin 01 Icon.png

Description

Tri-tone camouflage based on Russian Su-27SKM "Black 305"

Availability

Gallery

Su-27 Event Skin -02 Icon.png

Description

Tri-tone camouflage based on Ukrainian Su-27 "Blue 56"

Availability

Gallery

Ace Combat: Assault Horizon

How to Unlock

The Su-27 is not available to the player in this game.

Gallery

Ace Combat: Joint Assault

"At the pinnacle of modern technology, boasting both refined aerodynamics and powerful engines."
Hangar

How to Unlock

Complete mission 7: "Safe Recovery - Alpha" or mission 8: "Safe Recovery - Bravo". Costs $28,800.

Statistics

  • Speed: High
  • Air-to-Air: Medium
  • Air-to-Ground: Low
  • Mobility: High
  • Stability: Medium-High
  • Defense: Medium

Weapons

Named Pilots

Colors

  • C01: Blue camouflage
  • C02: Sand camouflage
  • C03: Winter camouflage
  • C04: Russian Knights-inspired body
  • C05: Gray body with black and red highlights
  • C06: Su-27PD tricolor livery

Gallery

Ace Combat Xi: Skies of Incursion

"At the pinnacle of modern technology, boasting both refined aerodynamics and powerful engines."
Hangar

How to Unlock

Download aircraft. Unlocked in version 1.1.3.

Statistics

  • Speed: High
  • Air-to-Air: High
  • Air-to-Ground: Low
  • Mobility: Medium-High
  • Stability: Low-Medium
  • Defense: Medium

Weapons

Colors

Standard: Blue camouflage.

Ace Combat X: Skies of Deception

Su-27 Flanker (Aurelia).png

"At the pinnacle of modern technology, boasting both refined aerodynamics and powerful engines."
Hangar

How to Unlock

Complete mission 8B: "The Wasteland". Costs 27,400 credits

Statistics

ACEX Statistics Su-27.jpg

Weapons

Skins

  • Aurelia: Light blue camouflage.
  • Leasath: Desert camouflage.
  • Special 1: Su-27SKM camouflage.
  • Special 2: White body with blue triangular design. Likely inspired by the Russian Knights.

Named Pilots

Gallery

Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War

"Codenamed "Flanker," this aircraft is at the pinnacle of modern air superiority fighter technology. Its refined aerodynamics and powerful engines provide exceptional maneuverability."
Hangar

How to Unlock

Complete mission 9: Sword of Annihilation. Costs 64,000 credits.

Statistics

  • Speed: 73
  • Mobility: 57
  • Stability: 55
  • Defense: 61
  • Air-to-Air: 74
  • Air-to-Ground: 38

Weapons

Named Pilots

Colors

  • Standard: Light blue camouflage.
  • Mercenary: Gray body. Modeled after the Shenyang J-11.
  • Soldier: Multi-tone snow camouflage. Used by the Su-27SKM omnirole variant.
  • Knight: White upper body with blue wings and red undercarriage. Su-27PD testbed livery.
  • Special: Sand camouflage.

Gallery

Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War

"Codenamed "Flanker", this aircraft is one of the pinnacles of modern air superiority fighter technology. Its refined aerodynamics and powerful engines provide exceptional maneuverability."
Hangar

How to Unlock

Complete campaign mission 12: "Four Horsemen". Costs Ƶ16,000 per aircraft.

Statistics

  • Speed: 73
  • Mobility: 57
  • Stability: 55
  • Defense: 61
  • Air-to-Air: 74
  • Air-to-Ground: 38

Weapons

Colors

  • Osea: Light blue camouflage.
  • Razgriz: Black camouflage.
  • Yuktobania: Sand camouflage.

Gallery

Air Combat

How to Unlock

The aircraft is displayed as SU-27.

How to Unlock

EASY
Complete mission 8: Destroy Enemy Staging Zone
Complete mission 11: Repel Enemy from Captured Port
NORMAL
Complete mission 10: VIP Recovery Mission
Complete mission 11: Repel Enemy from Captured Port
HARD
Complete mission 12: Storm the Mother Ship

Price

$4,000,000 - original price
$3,600,000 - after first discount
$3,200,000 - after second discount
$2,400,000 - after third discount

Statistics

  • Defense: 3
  • Power: 4
  • Mobility: 4
  • Offense: 4
  • Stability: 3

Named Pilots

Gallery

Trivia

  • Prior to Ace Combat Infinity, the aircraft was simply called the Su-27 Flanker before finally changing to Flanker-B.
    • Additionally, depending on its special weapons being provided for each game, the Su-27 is likely based on two variants which feature the same designation, Flanker-B. For a special weapon set with at least one bomb-type special weapon, the aircraft is inspired by the initial production Su-27S variant; while for a special weapon set featuring only air-to-air weapons, it is inspired by the Su-27P air defense variant.[6]
  • The NPC models of the Su-27s seen in Ace Combat Infinity, alongside with those in Ace Combat: Assault Horizon, appears to be modeled after the Su-35S Flanker-E, but with a paint scheme from the Su-27SKM variant.
  • The enemy controlled Su-27s in Air Combat can perform the Pugachev Cobra maneuver. It is the only aircraft which can perform a cobra in Air Combat.
  • The Su-27 in Air Combat features canards, which may be modeled after the Su-27M, an earlier designation for the Su-35 Super Flanker.

Footnotes

  1. Players could use one Nonstandard Upgrade Request Form instead of credits for the Lv.6 upgrade.

References

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