Sukhoi Su-27S Early Type (NATO name Flanker B), Russian Air Force, Barents Sea. This highly-maneuverable fighter was the Soviet response to Grumman's F-14 and F-15. The Flanker was designed to provide defense against American bombers, protect the Soviet coast line from enemy shipping and aircraft carriers, and to perform long range fighter escort duties. Quality diecast metal model, with opening canopy, and removable pilot figure. Comes with a display stand, and landing gear can be shown up or down.