Some interesting shots from Akhtubinsk

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Colonel Igor Malikov awaiting take-off for one of Su-27 test flights (sans canopy) for 7 and 11 km altitude at The State Flight-Test Center of the Air Force (GLITz) at Akhtubinsk. T was -59 C. For these flights, intended for evaluation of ability of pilot to survive such an extreme conditions, and flight tests of S-37 and Su-32MF, he was awarded Hero Of Russia rank.
 

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Not quite successful fuel tanks drop tests from Frogfoot.
 

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Col. Malikov is actually sitting in an Su-27M, note the offset IRST and the tell-tale Bort Number.
 

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I thought they were using 710 as the engine testbed?
 

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Trident is right, Scorpion82 is wrong. T-10M-8 was Su-27M (Su-35) so-called etalon for series production .
 

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Yes that's right. The T-10M-8 was in fact used for trials with the KSU-35 flight control system. Sorry for mixing things up.
 

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VuOwDqZLnvs
 

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