According to the Su-30MKK program, the first prototype of the Su-30, the T-10PU-5 prototype, was finalized at the Sukhoi Design Bureau in early 1999.
The first three “real” prototypes of the Su-30MKK were built at KnAAPO. On May 19, 1999, Vyacheslav Averyanov from the factory airfield in Komsomolsk-on-Amur lifted into the air a car with a blue tail number “501”, and in the summer of the same year, the assembly of the second serial Su-30MKK, with a blue tail number “502”, was completed. The first was painted in a standard three-color gray-blue camouflage color, with the inscription “Su-30MKK” on the keels, the second-in a solid dark gray (in the Chinese manner) with “cognac” stripes and the inscription “Su-30MK” on the keels. The third and fourth aircraft with black tail numbers ” 503 ” and ” 504 ” had a bright yellow color, because they were covered with primer.
The built Su-30MKK differed from the Su-30MKI in the vertical tail of a larger area, height and thickness from the Su-35 aircraft, as well as in the standard serial AL-31F engines without a thrust vector control system. In addition, the Chinese version did not install a destabilizer.
The Su-30MKK multi-purpose fighter is equipped with an upgraded onboard radar N001M developed at the V. V. Tikhomirov Research Institute, which allows the fighter to use RVV-AE missiles and a new optical-location station created at the Geophysics Central Design Bureau. The complex of on-board equipment of the aircraft was developed by the Ramenskoye Instrument-Making Design Bureau (RPKB). It provides for the introduction of a new-generation digital computer, with new software, connected to the main subsystems of the on-board equipment and weapons complex by multiplex channels of information exchange. The aircraft also uses a new display system with multi-functional liquid crystal displays. The fighter provides for the use of unguided and guided high-precision weapons to destroy ground targets (in particular, X-59M missiles with a television command guidance system, X 29T with a television homing head. Anti-radar missiles KH31P and adjustable bombs KAB-500KR. The weapon can be suspended at 12 points its mass can reach 8 tons.
KnAAPO has mastered the production of the Su-30MKK in record time. According to some designers, the work went on at a pace not seen since Soviet times. The prototype Su-30MKK was assembled in Moscow by the OKB and first flown on February 20, 1999. After that, two pre-production aircraft (tail numbers 501 and 502) were assembled at KnAAPO, the first of which was tested on March 9, 1999. The plane was piloted by test pilot Vyacheslav Averyanov. The 502 made its first flight in June 1999.
On August 27, 1999, Russia and China signed an agreement on the supply of 45 Russian Su-30MKK fighters over three years.
The paper model of the Su-30MKK in 1:33 scale contains 17 pages, including:
– Full-color title page
– 9 pages of the part (A3 format, paper thickness for the model is not less than 0.35 mm)
– 7 pages of circuit assembly instructions (A3 format)
– More than 600 parts, including the fuselage and wing
– Full detailed cockpit
– Vector graphics texture on top of bitmap graphics
– Full chassis detailing
Degree of difficulty: 5/5
The pleasure of assembly is guaranteed even to an experienced modeler.