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carter478

Barents sea scalpel Su-27 vertical tail damage

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According to the refference, Su-27 red 36 left tail hit the P3B engine prop and damaged, but I noticed that the widespread black and white picture of it looked not like left tail! Anybody get some idea?

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Good call carter478 !!!

 

All my refs say port fin tip - but the B&W photo shows maybe starboard fin tip.

 

One caveat - Red 36 was an early Su-27 with anti-flutter weight - so maybe the aerials and panels changed ??

 

Still intriguing though - be interesting to find out a definitive answer.

 

Ken

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I found the T-10-17 prototype with anti-flutter weight, on the other hand, the B&W photo shows no red star on position if it is left vertical tail? huh......

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1 hour ago, carter478 said:

the B&W photo shows no red star on position if it is left vertical tail?

I think that confirms it - starboard fin it is !!!

 

Good detective work :thumbsup:         - I have been looking at that B&W photo for years and never noticed the aerials and lack of red star :doh:

 

I'm getting too old!

 

Ken

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