ERITREA

Sukhoi Su-27, Su-27UB

Country / user:

Dawlat Iritriya (arabic), Hagere Ertra (tigrinya), = State of Eritrea
Eritrean Air Force (ERAF)

In service:

2003+

Operational:

1 x Su-27
1 x Su-27UB

Deliveries

2003: 1 Su-27 + 1 Su-27UB

Manufacturer:

KnAAPO and IAPO

Contract for:

none

Units:

Asmara airport

Bort numbers:

Su-27: 608
Su-27UB: 609

Remarks:


Eritrean Su-27 was photographed in Ukraine, 2003. Noticeable is Ukrainian "splinter" style of camouflage with false canopy underside. Camouflage on drawing is correct.

  • In 90's war with Ethiopia. Eritrean MiGs (achieved in 1998) fight with Ethiopian Su-27. When some (2-5) MiGs was shot-down, in 2003 Eritrea bought two second-hand Su-27S and Su-27UB in Ukraine to replace mentioned losts MiGs-29. Note that Sukhois was basic variants (Su-27S and Su-27UB), not Su-27SK or Su-27UBK, because Ukraine never has such airplanes.


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