USA Buys Russia’s Su-27 Jets From Ukraine to Find Out Why F-15 Is So Bad
Pentagon purchased two Russian-made Su-27 fighter jets from Ukraine.
The United States will reportedly use the Russian jets to train
effective counter-operation efforts.
Russian jets are a serious competition for the US F-15 fighters. The
jets of Russia’s renowned Sukhoi design bureau proved to be more
successful than their US competitors during a number of tests. The
Pentagon has been trying to obtain the Russian warplanes, and Ukraine
helped the nation do it legally.
The news about the deal between the USA and the Air Force of Ukraine appeared on the US-based website Strategypage.com.
The website said that Russia’s Su-27 fighters were technically similar
to F-15 jets, although the Russian planes were 30 percent cheaper.
Su-27 jets landed at Langley US air base in the summer of 1992, upon
the agreement with the US side. Russian pilots examined F-15 jets at the
base and proposed a simulated combat. The US pilots did not like the
idea much: they thought that it would be too risky to hold the fight
above the base in front of photographers and TV cameras. They eventually
accepted the offer, but agreed to hold the mock fight above the
Atlantic Ocean, 200 kilometers far from the coast.
scheme of the mock fight was very simple. A Sukhoi was supposed to fly
behind a US jet, and the planes were supposed to switch places with one
US plane attempted to fly away from the Russian jet, but the Russian
pilot caught up with the F-15 very easily. The planes switched places,
and the Su-27 flew away from the F-15 making a turn and gaining
altitude. The Russian jet found itself behind the American fighter a
couple of minutes later. The F-125 pilot lost the Russian aircraft out
of sight and could not escape from it afterwards: the Russian pilot was
keeping the F-15 covered.
F-15 lost another battle with Russia’s Su-27 in the autumn of 2000,
during the US-Japanese drills in the Pacific Ocean. Two Su-27 jets,
covering the Su-24MP, conducted a sudden attack of the flagship of the
US 7th fleet, Kitty Hawk. The US aircraft carrier would have been destroyed in real combat conditions.
US Defense Department is seriously concerned about the growing sales of
Su-27 and Su-30 all over the world. Russia has been shipping these jets
to India, China, Malaysia, Venezuela, Indonesia and Algeria for years.
the US purchased two Su-27 fighter jets from Ukraine. The US military
command will now be able to study the phenomenon of Russia’s Sukhoi
design bureau thoroughly.
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