Malta International Airshow
26-27th September 2020
Malta Aviation Society Malta International Airport Armed Forces of Malta XFM
Ukrainian stunner on debut in Malta
03 September 2016

For the first time ever in the history of the Malta International Airshow the Ukrainian Air Force confirms its participation with a flying display of one of its frontline jets, the Sukhoi Su-27 ‘Flanker’.

An Ilyushin Il-76 transport aircraft that will also be part of the static display making the aircraft the first ever Il-76 to participate and also the largest transport aircraft to ever participate in the static display will support the flanker’s display in Malta.

The Su-27 is a world known fighter plane famous for its maneuverability, especially for two unusual maneuvers – Cobra and Bell. The Sukhoi-27, named Flanker in NATO code, is the Soviet production, single seat, two-engine fighter plane of the fourth generation. It was developed as an answer to USAF F-15 Eagle.

Ilyushin Il-76, named Candid in NATO code, is the Soviet multi-purpose four-engine turbofan strategic airlifter designed by the Ilyushin design bureau. It was designed to deliver heavy machinery to remote, poorly served areas of the USSR. Military versions of the Il-76 have been widely used in Europe, Asia and Africa, including use as an aerial refueling tanker or command center.

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