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    iwanz

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    the Sukhoi Jet Fighters in Any Pugachev's Cobra Maneuvers

    Post  iwanz on Tue Aug 22, 2017 4:54 am

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    Re: the Sukhoi Jet Fighters in Any Pugachev's Cobra Maneuvers

    Post  OminousSpudd on Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:21 am

    The Pugachev's Cobra or any other high energy-bleed maneuvers demonstrated at airshows are not a direct implementation of an aircraft's capabilities in a combat situation, but rather a demonstration of the aircraft's potential in a combat situation. What maneuvers such as the Cobra (and that recent Su-35S performance at MAKS) demonstrate is the stability of the aircraft at low speeds, the ability to bring a target aircraft within its conical of "vision" so as to make full use of its high off-bore engagement capabilities at low speeds, through high (yet very stable) AoA maneuvers (and waste less energy of a R/K-74 leaving the rail in a potential low-high speed scenario, where the Flanker pilot has been caught with his pants down), the ability to counter an enemy launch by rapidly changing the direction of the aircraft (much less dramatic and more applicable in the high-speed spectrum, but still more capable thanks to the Su-35's TVC), and finally, if absolutely necessary and hardly likely to ever be used, the ability to bleed all the aircraft's energy almost instantaneously when flying at a relatively low-speed.

    So, while you'll likely never see a Pugachev Cobra in a knife-fight, what the Flanker-E can do is use its excellent handling to get the upper hand in both high and low speed spectrum engagements, particularly in a WVR engagement, but also when dodging AMRAAMs or other such BVR launches it is likely to face, given it hasn't already brushed them aside with its capable EW suite. Essentially, it is about making maximum use of the aircraft's energy bank, which is of the utmost importance in a fight. Even when both the Flanker and the aggressor aircraft have run out of energy, the Flanker is still going to have the upper hand.

    EDIT: Just realized you were not addressing the Su-35 specifically... the same essentially goes for the Su-30s, MiG-35, while the Su-57 will represent the pinnacle of this design doctrine.

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    Post  iwanz on Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:49 am

    Thank you very much for your information, as i did not know much about it. it is now enrich me something new about Pugachev's russia
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    Re: the Sukhoi Jet Fighters in Any Pugachev's Cobra Maneuvers

    Post  George1 on Thu Aug 24, 2017 3:39 am

    iwanz wrote:Thank you very much for your information, as i did  not know much about it. it is now enrich me something new about Pugachev's russia

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