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Sukhoi SU-27 Flanker-B
The single best Soviet fighter of the Cold War. That's the title bestowed upon the SU-27 Flanker. Designed with the intention to outperform and directly oppose the F-15 Eagle of the U.S, the Flanker is a formidable plane, looking dangerous, hungry, and deadly. It can carry up to eight air-to-air missiles at a time, and with a thrust-to-weight ratio over one, it can reach Mach 2.35. HOWEVER, the LEGO version doesn't do that :D It took about 2 days of designing, building, and refining, and then another two days of smashing it for a redesign. This is the end result. It's the first model that I've ever made of a real-life vehicle (is a plane a vehicle?), and as such, I hope you like it!
About this creation
The front.



The back.



The back.



The back.
Plus some thrust vectoring nozzles (yay!)
Sorry about the annoying glare of the sun on the left nozzle; couldn't take another picture, since by the time I realized the glare was there, the outdoor photography conditions were gone.



The cockpit opens; albeit the wrong direction, but hey, I'm working with what I got. LEGO didn't design the cockpit piece with the hinge on the other side of the piece, did they?



And I built some landing gear, too.



A beautiful parting shot at sunrise.



Tell me what you think, and please rate it if you like it!

UPDATE 7/28/2017 4:08 PM

Added some missiles.









UPDATE 7/29/2017 9:00 AM

I'm the first person in my knowledge to have tried this...however, I'm very happy with the results.


"Missile lock established; I'm firing now."








Comments

 I like it 
  May 26, 2018
A hard bone for my MkII ... good job!
 I made it 
  May 15, 2018
Quoting Zach Sweigart A gorgeous and striking representation! Well done!
Thank you! ^.^
 I like it 
  May 15, 2018
A gorgeous and striking representation! Well done!
 I made it 
  February 14, 2018
Quoting Builder Allan Nice updates! I like that launching missile :-)
Thanks! You and me both. :)
 I like it 
  December 10, 2017
Nice updates! I like that launching missile :-)
 I made it 
  December 9, 2017
Quoting Brayden H It's awesome, and it looks AMAZING when it is firing the rocket. Cool!
Thank you!
 I made it 
  December 9, 2017
Quoting Mark B. Great job. The shots with the missile launch really look impressive.
As intended. :) Thank you for the kind words!
 I made it 
  December 9, 2017
Quoting Red October I really like how you modeled the tail, but I think your model would be much better if you made the classic 'Flanker' nose angle more pronounced.
I totally agree with you - actually, I think in a month or so I might put this one back through the works! :) Thanks for the feedback!
  December 7, 2017
I really like how you modeled the tail, but I think your model would be much better if you made the classic 'Flanker' nose angle more pronounced.
  November 8, 2017
It's awesome, and it looks AMAZING when it is firing the rocket. Cool!
 I like it 
  November 4, 2017
Great job. The shots with the missile launch really look impressive.
 I made it 
  October 26, 2017
Quoting Brick Designers I love planes even though I have not built one yet, never tried, but this is a beauty! Excellent work.
Thank you so much! You should try - with your skill set, an excellent product would be produced for sure!
 I like it 
  October 23, 2017
I love planes even though I have not built one yet, never tried, but this is a beauty! Excellent work.
 I made it 
  October 20, 2017
Quoting The walrus Is always watching... Very nice!
Thanks...just out of curiosity, how often a week do you change your name, dude? :D
 I like it 
  August 16, 2017
Looks good!
 I made it 
  August 10, 2017
Quoting Henrik Jensen Nice work, looks cool firing the missile!
Thanks, I agree; it's probably my favorite display mode for the plane (with the missile) :D
 I like it 
  August 10, 2017
Nice work, looks cool firing the missile!
 I made it 
  August 3, 2017
Quoting Zac Rosamond Wow, brilliant! The smoke trail the missile has left behind is pretty inventive, good job.
Thank you!
 I like it 
  August 3, 2017
Wow, brilliant! The smoke trail the missile has left behind is pretty inventive, good job.
 I made it 
  July 29, 2017
Quoting James Y. Very sleek indeed. Nice. As to answer your question, there are a number of canopy tops that LEGO has designed that are rear hinged, the most notable that would work would be the one of the Ninjago series of planes... notably Jay's Storm Fighter or Kai Fighter. Unfortunately it's a bit boxier than the one you are using and might not be a suitable replacement. Most of the rest of are going to be either much more bowed (oval shaped) or very boxy.
Yeah...I did note those cockpits, but I didn't like the way they looked when I planned the plane in LDD, so I ditched them...plus, I don't have the pieces :P Thanks for the kind words and advice!
 I like it 
  July 29, 2017
Very sleek indeed. Nice. As to answer your question, there are a number of canopy tops that LEGO has designed that are rear hinged, the most notable that would work would be the one of the Ninjago series of planes... notably Jay's Storm Fighter or Kai Fighter. Unfortunately it's a bit boxier than the one you are using and might not be a suitable replacement. Most of the rest of are going to be either much more bowed (oval shaped) or very boxy.
 I made it 
  July 28, 2017
Quoting Very Often @Minh-Kah: ^
lol
 I like it 
  July 28, 2017
@Minh-Kah: ^
 I made it 
  July 28, 2017
Quoting Doug Hughes Great design! Definitely recognizable!
Thank you, Mr. Hughes!
 I made it 
  July 28, 2017
Quoting Per Bonde Well done. It really shows a lot of thought has gone into it.
Thank you! It did take a lot of thought, regardless of the short build timeframe!
 I made it 
  July 28, 2017
Quoting Sven ;o) Really good work on this one :) Like the shape and design.
Thanks, Sven!
 I made it 
  July 28, 2017
Quoting Builder Allan Awesome! Great work on the shape :-)
Thanks, Builder!
 I made it 
  July 28, 2017
Quoting Fell Skyhawk Nice work.
Thanks!
 I made it 
  July 28, 2017
Quoting Seaman SPb Excellent work!
Thank you, Seaman!
 I like it 
  July 28, 2017
Great design! Definitely recognizable!
 I like it 
  July 28, 2017
Well done. It really shows a lot of thought has gone into it.
 I like it 
  July 28, 2017
Very nice!
 I like it 
  July 28, 2017
Really good work on this one :) Like the shape and design.
 I like it 
  July 28, 2017
Awesome! Great work on the shape :-)
 I like it 
  July 28, 2017
Nice work.
 I like it 
  July 27, 2017
Excellent work!
 
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