The Sukhoi Flanker is considered to be one of the best Air Superiority fighters in the world. With a maximum speed of mach 2.35 and the ability to climb to 64,000ft in one minute It is easily capable of out maneuvering the f-15,f/a-16,f-14 and f-18. The famous (although considered tactically useless) Cobra maneuver was first performed in an SU-27. The Current 4.5 Generation of the Flanker-the su-30 family- have added 3d thrust vectoring and canards for enhanced maneuverability and israeli and french sub systems for increased weapons and defense capabilities.
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