The Su-27 Flanker was developed to give the Russians and allies an equivalent to the exceptional F-15 Eagle. The Su-27 entered full service in 1986 after a long and difficult development program. The Flanker is a potent combination of speed and agility combined with the ability to carry up to 10 air-to air missiles of various kinds. The Flanker has been continually developed and improved and serves with many air forces as well as the Russian Navy.
Trumpeter are a relatively new company to us in Western Europe. They are from China and are known for producing well engineered kits with a good level of detail. This particular kit looks very well detailed and should build into a very nice model. There are markings provided for 2 Russian aircraft.