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    General Questions Thread:


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    Re: General Questions Thread:

    Post  AMCXXL on Sat Dec 23, 2017 9:54 am

    FulcrumPL wrote:Guys,

    Here's a question for you:
    What is the average number of flying hours of the VKS/VVS pilot:
    - in Long-Range Aviation
    - in Transport Aviation
    - in Frontal Aviation?

    What were the numbers in previous years?

    Does the reality meet the theory?

    Thanks for all answers and comments!

    "In 2017, the crews of the Air and Space Forces Association fulfilled their plans for 100 percent of the raids, combat training and combat use.

    The total flying time was more than 20 thousand hours. The average flight time for the crew is over 120 hours.

    During the year, long-distance crews took an active part in the exercises "West-2017", "Combat Commonwealth-2017", CSTO CRRF in the territory of the Republic of Tajikistan, aviation competition "Aviadarts-2017" in the territory of the People's Republic of China, International Military Technical Forum " Army-2017 "and other events

    This year within the framework of flight and tactical exercises the crews of Tu-22M3 planes worked for the first time landing at the northern airfields of Anadyr and Vorkuta. For the first time, long-range bombers carried out tasks in the water area of the Bering Sea, "said Lieutenant-General Sergei Kobylash, commander of long-range aviation.

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    Podded engines

    Post  KomissarBojanchev on Sun Dec 31, 2017 10:17 pm

    Can we conclude once and for all which twin engine configuration is superior: podded engines like Su-27/Su-57 or in built into the fuselage  like F-15/F-22/EF/Rafale/J-20?

    For some reason no western twin engined combat aircraft besides the F-14/F-18 to some extent/A10(but it doesnt count) has used podded engines while the entire Russian 4th generation uses them(departing from the flat belly Su-15/Su-25/MiG-31)
    So far these are the advantages that I know of the podded engines:
    -Weight saving
    -Easier maintenance
    -Ability to space them apart to use the full potential of 3D TVC

    The supposed advantages for twin engines  blended into the fuselage:
    -Much better stealth compared to podded engines
    -Much less drag
    -Ability to design them with S-ducts

    Overall do you think podded engines are a good configuration, or just a crotch to offset disadvantages in Engine thrust? Do you think Russian future fighter and interceptor designs will continue to use podded engines?

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