The only Italeri 'Sea Flanker' that I know of is the 1:72 scale version -
and a Su-33 it ain't !!!
It is their bog-standard Su-27 with candards that are just attached to
the forward chine - there is no 'proper' LERX as such.
It also does not have the other Su-33 features - such as shortened
tailcone, bigger wing, offset IRST, IFR probe etc.
See my Flanker kits survey at
for a more comrehensive
There is currently no kit of the Su-27K/Su-33 Flanker-D in 1:72 scale -
you have to make one yourself - see the link to my Su-27K conversion
article in the above survey.
In 1:48 scale there is an excellent conversion set from SOL to convert
the Academy Su-27 into a Su-27K/Su33 - although I have never made it
myself, it being in 'girls scale'
PS - I see that Airfix have at last re-released their excellent (from an
accuracy point of view) 1:72 scale kit of the Su-27 - although it looks
like it has the same tired old decal sheet!!
Ken Duffey - Flanker Freak & Russian Aviation Enthusiast
Flankers Website -