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    Re: Russian STOVL/VTOL fighter development

    Post  LMFS on Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:13 am

    Tsavo Lion wrote:
    There is no real scale economy in CVN business, which is going to build 2 or 3 units of a type. They are built, fitted and tested one by one, not in a serial production.
    The Nimitz class CVNs were built in batches of 3, 5, & 2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nimitz-class_aircraft_carrier#Ships_in_class

    The Ford class CVNs will repeat that:
    There are expected to be ten ships of this class. To date, five have been announced: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerald_R._Ford-class_aircraft_carrier#Ships_in_class

    Series production reduces their overall costs.
    Can you imagine a car manufacturer talking about economies of scale because they are going to manufacture 10 cars?
    Please tell us how much cheaper the tenth unit of the Ford class will be compared to the third or fourth ones, so we see the difference between series sizes that could apply to Russia and to US. Just from intuition, the tenth unit will be built in 15-20 years with completely new systems and hence redesigned to a substantial degree (not serial production). But if you have better information I stand to be corrected of course.
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    Re: Russian STOVL/VTOL fighter development

    Post  GunshipDemocracy on Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:17 am

    LMFS wrote:
    GunshipDemocracy wrote:Russia didnt announce anything yet. Unless one interview with manager form shipyard you take as official.
    Statements from industry people with name and reputation at stake are not a bad source to me. There have been repeated reports that Russia is developing EMALS. I am completely neutral to the issue to be honest, if there was a simpler solution I would prefer it, the thing is military planers of the main nations seem to have clear ideas about its need.

    Great,  then we both agree that EMALS might eventually can materialize but it is announcement only if MoD says - money in allocated and programme started. Anyway we'll see within next ~6 months what concept won this round of MoD CVN competition.  Will it be SHTORM or similar then likely catapult, will it be something small well then no.



    LMFS wrote:
    France is negotiating with USA so they didn't actually announce anything about their own.
    So they are taking the needed steps to have EMALS, which is BTW critical for the type of carrier and naval aircraft they are planning to use. Own development or not is not the matter here, they are in NATO after all.

    I'm afraid that money is the major determent from development on their own. US they have spent so far ~$1bn on EMALS,
    AWACS platform? A-400M is what €10bn? lest slash it to 1/3 or AWACS so we have cost of 1 new carrier by investing in emals and awacs platforms alone!


    France luckily for themselves can just buy all for a fraction of price. Russia from the other hand has to develop all by itself. This is not only money question but also taking human resources from other projects.
    I frankly  dont see here any resources'  spent justification. Especially with small number carriers envisaged.






    LMFS wrote:
    US and China budgets are well beyond Russian one. By order of magnitude US and Chinese soon too.
    Effectiveness of Russian procurement is also an order of magnitude better than American one. But nobody is talking about 10 or 11 100kT Russian CVNs. We have discussed the costs estimations and they are in line with what the navy has at disposal, you can think what you want of course.

    no wonder that they asked USC to prepare small universal carriers' plans. Building big carriers with tiny amount of escort ships, little subs makes little sense, it is similar to me being midget and giant in one. Especially that Russian carriers wont ever have any chances in sea battles with USN.For all other tasks small ships will be enough.



    LMFS wrote:
    Besides in US and China there is economy of scale which in Russian case wont be ever.
    There is no real scale economy in CVN business, which is going to build 2 or 3 units of a type. They are built, fitted and tested one by one, not in a serial production. Of course first unit will take more time than subsequent but that is all.

    and for each CVN US  designs new AWACS, catapults, reactors, software, radars? you know development of this is couple of billions + you still need to develop LHS equipment and radars and all stuff.



    LMFS wrote:
    Building large CVNs makes absolutely no sense in Russian in any foreseeable future.
    Depending what you call large. MoD has stated they intend to get carriers of about 70 kT.

    so far I've heard admirals saying this not MoD. Admirals dotn have cash. But I always can be wrong here. BTW abut recent  USC news I dont think concept was prepared without MoD knowledge.


    Lets be patient. spring 2019 shall unveil what concept won. I bet on 5( required) 3 agreed universal ships   Twisted Evil  Twisted Evil  Twisted Evil
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    Re: Russian STOVL/VTOL fighter development

    Post  Tsavo Lion on Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:26 am

    LMFS wrote:Please tell us how much cheaper the tenth unit of the Ford class will be compared to the third or fourth ones, so we see the difference between series sizes that could apply to Russia and to US. Just from intuition, the tenth unit will be built in 15-20 years with completely new systems and hence redesigned to a substantial degree (not serial production). But if you have better information I stand to be corrected of course.
    Each carrier incorporates changes from its previous
    sister ship. At times, the changes—the redesigned island and bulbous bow added to CVN 76, for example—are fairly significant; most changes, however, are minor, incorporating the latest equipment or weapon systems.

    https://www.rand.org/content/dam/rand/pubs/monograph_reports/MR948/MR948.chap7.pdf
     
    That's why the r grouped in "subclass" categories. I don't have the data to break down the costs as u asked, but:
    A figure of about 10% has sometimes been mentioned in
    discussions of a two-ship buy, and might be viewed as a preliminary rough estimate of the combined savings from accelerating the procurement of CVN-81 and using a block buy contract
    to procure both CVN-80 and CVN-81 (i.e., of using the third option above).
    https://fas.org/sgp/crs/weapons/RS20643.pdf

    According to Vice Adm. Tom Moore, commander of Naval Sea Systems Command, purchasing two carriers at once has a historical precedent for reducing costs and expediting delivery. While it isn’t uncommon for smaller vessels to be purchased in bulk, or in “blocks,” the massive expense associated with just a single new carrier (projected to be $11.5 billion each) makes this methodology prohibitively expensive… unless the overall cost of developing the fleet is reduced by enough to make the initial cost of doubling an order worth it.
    "The facts are pretty clear: when we’ve had a chance to do two-ship buys on the carrier side, with CVN-72 and 73 and then again with 74 and 75, in terms of the total cost performance of the ships and the number of man-hours it took to build those ships, within the Nimitz-class those four ships were built for the fewest man-hours and the lowest cost. So you’re clearly getting benefit out of that, but you have to balance it against the other competing needs of the budget.”
    https://thenewsrep.com/101031/the-us-navy-is-considering-a-cost-saving-plan-to-buy-2-new-aircraft-carriers-this-year/

    10% of $11.5B = $1.15B.
    Maximum estimated Russian CVN will cost 250B rubles; at 10% savings= 25B rubles; but even 5%, or 12.5B rubles it would be still worth it! They'll need at least 4-6 of them anyway, & as quickly as possible:
    https://army-news.ru/2018/12/grustnyj-vzglyad-na-vmf-rossii-eshhyo-chut-chut-o-krejserax/?utm_referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fzen.yandex.com

    Russia from the other hand has to develop all by itself.
    Not necessarily- China is already ahead of them on this & could sell the technology. Why duplicate the effort? They r already developing an airliner & a heavy helicopter together. See corresponding treads.


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    Re: Russian STOVL/VTOL fighter development

    Post  GunshipDemocracy on Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:55 am

    LMFS wrote:
    GunshipDemocracy wrote:in this case, since you said that in Russia naval development you see long range fighters and emals the best way to sort it out is simply  quote of that fragment which mentions:
    ELMALS, large CVNs  and only CATOBAR fighters.   Suspect  Suspect  Suspect
    None of us has such statements in either way, don't be silly. CVs and LHDs are mentioned as separated items in the document, which makes sense since they cover different roles. Outside of the document, parallel to statements about LHDs and STOVL there are others about Su-57K, CVs and EMALS that cannot be ignored, that's all

    There are no parallel statements. The only official statement so far  was: we replace Su-33 and MiG-29k by VSTOL fighter for our carriers.
    If you believe in rumors , recent talk about the universal ship is to be carrier too. Why are you ignoring this message then? selective hearing I suspect.



    LMFS wrote:Requirements are 600 ft on US flat deck and 450 on UK ski-jump carrier, carrying 2 x 1000 lb JDAM and 2 x AIM-120, fuel for 450 NM radius mission. That is like 2.4 tons load and full fuel, still not clearly better than the MiG but we could make a simulation and check it out. There is not going to be a huge difference in favour of any of the two I think.

    MiG-29k can even better! 125m ! ok then without any payload and i presume little fuel. F-35 lengt is defined fo rworst ocnditions or I am wrong? i wonder what MiG-29k can do in worst conditions from 195m runway...






    LMFS wrote:This is as crappy a source as it gets and you know it. No weight indication so no clarification, MiGs also take off from short runs close to 100 m on the K.
    same as F-35B vertically  thumbsup  thumbsup  thumbsup



    LMFA wrote: No idea how they will design their LHDs. No reason for not using springboard, agreed.

    It is utmost stupidity since actually Brits were first to implement skijumps... USMC is that hard that doesn need europeon tech  lol!  lol!  lol!  



    LMFS wrote:
    Cheaper then deck arresters IMHO (also tried for Yaks - 7m  STOL)
    Yeah no arrestors for STOVL on LHDs, otherwise they would be full blown carriers.

    wait wait does it mean that VSTOL and arresters can make up a fully pledged CVN?  Suspect  Suspect  Suspect


    LMFS wrote:
    so better in start and landing by 200-300% and you still dont see advantage for navies?  Suspect  Suspect  Suspect

    Maths are not your main strength I see. But STOVL is ok for navies in the assault support role as discussed.

    Yak 60m - MiG-195m
    F-35-90m MiG-195m

    so what your math says? did you indent new one? kudos!




    LMFS wrote:Check out the rolling landing on the QE by the way and tell me how much space they save. In terms of TO as proved above they save practically nothing.

    Mig-29 -   90-150m (wiki)
    F-35B   -  53m  - link I've  already quoted couple of times.

    so what did you say about math? no difference?



    LMFS wrote:
    abandoning in new designs doesnt mean existing are going ot be discarded immediately. Same with MiGs on KUZ.
    Chinese are both modifying the J-15 for CATOBAR operations and developing the J-31 which is hinted as future naval fighter. In contrast, they spoke a couple of times about the STOVL. Roughly the same state of development of PAK-FA in year 2000 or 2001, supposing the program will go forward.

    hmm J-15 is outgoing one based on Su-27 . Made in tatatdaaam 40 units (Chinese wiki). this unlikely wil be main fighter for future 10 Chinese carriers. Will it be J-31 nobody knows yet. OK Chinese do.

    But how does it influence Russian any status I sincerely dont know. Chinese have their own "weight", budget, resources and plans.




    LMFS wrote:
    LMFS wrote:
    Russians decided to switch from STOBAR  to VSTOL
    so now skijump is more important than MiG-29k?  affraid  affraid  affraid
    MiG-29K will be used because is already bought, we don't give a damn about it but it is what RuN has at disposal now. And it is capable and perfectly ok for the next years, stop going full drama queen about it.

    adequate you mean? of course it is. BTW me a drama queen ?  affraid  affraid  affraid


    LMFS wrote:France is IMO the Western country with the best understanding of national power elements, specially in what regards to military development. So not exactly the lowest level vassal, rather the contrary, and very probably US would be happier with France being less demanding and settling for lesser naval aspirations, but countering Germany has its costs.

    you mean France countering Germany?!  or US? OK as for France I've made a mistake. A vassal. I didnt say in any case a willing vassal.  Germany is not a vassal of US. It is an occupied country. I bet German naval ambitions will grow once US occupation weakens.

    Alliance with France is the way to achieve this.  Both countries have natural need to protect themselves from US/UK. And the same time no global  ambitions so Russia is not thei natural enemy as for Anglosaxons.





    LMFS wrote:
    good news then ! it is not that much crap then, only medicore performance and being obsolete  cheers  cheers  cheers
    I can feel your sincere happiness about this success of the Russian defence industry  thumbsup

    of course  I do !  one failed navalization of MiG-29k  is an exception and in any case not a rule for Russian MIC. Im sure that MiG
    has improved its quality before started to market MiG-35.  
    MiG-35 should  be a decent fighter. Unfortunately appeared for RussianAF 10-15 years too late.





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    Re: Russian STOVL/VTOL fighter development

    Post  GunshipDemocracy on Sat Dec 08, 2018 4:04 am

    Tsavo Lion wrote: They'll need at least 4-6 of them anyway, & as quickly as possible:

    well they need is one thing what kind and how many Russia decides to fiel dit another. In case this "universal 4 roles ship" wins competion I bet on 5 requested ships (mostlikely 3 granted budget)to is is only my betting now




    Tsavo wrote:
    ]Russia from the other hand has to develop all by itself.
    Not necessarily- China is already ahead of them on this & could sell the technology. Why duplicate the effort? They r already developing an airliner & a heavy helicopter together. See corresponding treads.

    I know but I dotn see anytime soon any serious military cooperation in building new models. IMHO if any India could be first choice as for joint project (vide Brahmos i and II, T-90, Su-30MKI, Ka-226)
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    Re: Russian STOVL/VTOL fighter development

    Post  LMFS on Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:35 am

    GunshipDemocracy wrote:France luckily for themselves can just buy all for a fraction of price. Russia from the other hand has to develop all by itself. This is not only money question but also taking human resources from other projects.
    You could argue Russia can buy it at minimum costs from the state-owned developers and use the technology resulting from the development as they want while France will pay a premium, cannot sell the technology and will remain hostage of US political will. Being independent is more difficult but it has advantages too.

    @Tsavo Lion:
    thanks for the info. This is what I mean, carriers are built on a one by one, max two each time base. Pretty much like nuclear power plants and similar singular projects, so they are very expensive. Of course the more you can order at a time, the better the prices, but you cannot really organize a serial production for carriers. Development costs of course dilute the bigger the series as Gunship said, but due to the extremely long periods of building, first unit of the type and last are going to have very different systems.

    See PLAN planned carrier types for instance:

    - Type 001, bought from Ukraine and modified
    - Type 001A, self built based on 001 but with many modifications
    - Type 002, self built and designed, flat deck with EMALs but similar in size to type 001
    - Type 003, Chinese equivalent to Ford class.

    They will make one or two units of each, after type 002 or 003 we will see how many of those are built.
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    Re: Russian STOVL/VTOL fighter development

    Post  GarryB on Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:10 am

    Will it be SHTORM or similar then likely catapult, will it be something small well then no.

    A small carrier would need EMALS more than a bigger ship...

    US they have spent so far ~$1bn on EMALS,

    So $50 million of Russian investment money should do the job...

    Not necessarily- China is already ahead of them on this & could sell the technology. Why duplicate the effort? They r already developing an airliner & a heavy helicopter together. See corresponding treads.

    Because Chinese requirements are unlikely to match Russian requirements...

    Besides Russia wants new technology... not improved old Soviet technology.

    MiG-35 should be a decent fighter. Unfortunately appeared for RussianAF 10-15 years too late.

    Lucky EU and US waste time with dead end F-35 super expensive dog then.

    IMHO if any India could be first choice as for joint project

    A light 5th gen fighter would be interesting, but with India it would take 10 years to write out the agreement to develop and then another 20 years to actually make the damn thing.


    And even then after 15 years they still might cancel.
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    Re: Russian STOVL/VTOL fighter development

    Post  LMFS on Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:55 am

    GunshipDemocracy wrote:b]The only official statemen[/b]t so far  was: we replace Su-33 and MiG-29k by VSTOL fighter for our carriers.
    I am sure you have the quote?
    If you believe in rumors , recent talk about the universal ship is to be carrier too.

    America class is a carrier too.
    Why are you ignoring this message then? selective hearing I suspect.
    Not ignoring, have already explained to you what sense it makes for me.

    MiG-29k can even better! 125m ! ok then without any payload and i presume little fuel. F-35 lengt is defined fo rworst ocnditions or I am wrong? i wonder what MiG-29k can do in worst conditions from 195m runway...
    So, I finally did the simulation since you are so lazy. Taking 22400 kg MTOW acc. to Rosoboronexport, considering 4500 kg max load. So TOW with 2400 kg payload like the F-35 would be 20300 kg. Thrust is 2x9000 kgf.
    The plane could take off from the ramp of the Vikramaditya in <95 m. So it is in fact quite shorter than the 450 feet of the F-35B in the QE. To be considered though:
    - I don't have the aero parameters of the MiG-29K and I am using those of the F-18 instead.
    - Simulation considers 30 kt wind over deck, you can play around to check effects of higher and lower wind speed

    http://cppcms.com/files/skijump/

    BTW see F-35B requirements


    Yak 60m - MiG-195m
    Yak was cancelled and had a serious accident due to hot air ingestion. After checking the design, Lockheed went for the lifting fan design instead of direct lift. You prefer to ignore this, for me these are reasons to suspect the design may have issues. I stick to serially produced fighters.
    F-35-90m MiG-195m
    Nope, see above.

    Mig-29 -   90-150m (wiki)
    F-35B   -  53m  - link I've  already quoted couple of times.
    Have seen no link sorry. Checked the videos again and it is true they stop very fast and more importantly with little impact. Deck was empty, would be good to see the real operating conditions at sea, since it is not clear to me if landing and TO can take place in parallel (TO run very long) and how many fighters can be parked at the deck during these operations.

    BTW me a drama queen ?  affraid  affraid  affraid

    About MiG-29K? Totally!  lol1
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    Re: Russian STOVL/VTOL fighter development

    Post  Tsavo Lion on Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:21 pm

    Because Chinese requirements are unlikely to match Russian requirements...
    Besides Russia wants new technology... not improved old Soviet technology.
    Since EMALS r adjustable, they can be used even with CATOBAR compatible French Rafales. I doubt the future Chinese CVNs will be much different/bigger than the future Russian CVNs, assuming they'll be built at all.
    The Chinese didn't use any old Soviet technology to develop their EMALS. Nor did they needed to:
    Breakthrough announced in South China Morning Post by China in developing its own Improved EMALS technology which was done by use of advanced insulated-gate bipolar transistor (IGBT) chips. This sudden development of in house EMALS technology by China was only made possible due to acquisition of semiconductor companies-WeEn, Ampleon and Nexperia, which were acquired via sale of Freescale Semiconductors (NXP)'s Bipolar Power Division, RF Power division and Standards Products Division respectively and also by acquisition of some other European semiconductor companies.
    http://www.onlineopinion.com.au/view.asp?article=19455&page=0


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    Re: Russian STOVL/VTOL fighter development

    Post  GunshipDemocracy on Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:07 pm

    GarryB wrote:
    Will it be SHTORM or similar then likely catapult, will it be something small well then no.

    A small carrier would need EMALS more than a bigger ship...

    no you dont need catapults at all, thisis only your vision. Will Russian planners require catapults and sending billions Rubles in near useless product after 1 installation? I seriously doubt.



    GB wrote:
    US they have spent so far ~$1bn on EMALS,
    So $50 million of Russian investment money should do the job...
    {/quote]

    then at most $200m is cost of new fighter programme.


    GB wrote:
    MiG-35 should  be a decent fighter. Unfortunately appeared for RussianAF 10-15 years too late.

    Lucky EU and US  waste time with dead end F-35 super expensive dog then.

    So far 300?350 F-35 are in line? Russia has how many fielded 5g fighters?

    Russian budget = .$46bn........Su-57.....$60m
    USA Budget......= $700bn.......F-35.......$90m


    gen Bondaryeev

    " There are other arguments, in some respects opposite. Like, why do we need the fifth generation, if the fighters of the 4 ++ generation are flying fine, for example, the same Su-35. On this occasion,[b] I will say: fourth-generation fighters, even those upgraded to the “++” version, are already outdated and do not meet new challenges. [/b.[/quote]

    But you know better then Bondaryev. Kudos.




    GB wrote:
    IMHO if any India could be first choice as for joint project
    A light 5th gen fighter would be interesting, but with India it would take 10 years to write out the agreement to develop and then another 20 years to actually make the damn thing.

    interesting then why Russians want to cooperate with India,and India with Russia.




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    Re: Russian STOVL/VTOL fighter development

    Post  GunshipDemocracy on Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:08 pm

    LMFS wrote:
    GunshipDemocracy wrote:b]The only official statemen[/b]t so far  was: we replace Su-33 and MiG-29k by VSTOL fighter for our carriers.
    I am sure you have the quote?

    so many times you had chance to read thsi and never did? wow. Bondayrev you read: 4++ (which MiG-29k is not even) are obsolete already.



    “Of course, it was logical to assume that during such a time those models, meaning the MiG-29, Su-33, they
    will become obsolete morally, and in 10 years, of course, will require the creation of a new aircraft,
    such plans exist: shortened takeoff and landing and vertical takeoff, "Borisov told reporters.


    https://ria.ru/20171123/1509476781.html




    LMFS wrote:
    If you believe in rumors , recent talk about the universal ship is to be carrier too.
    America class is a carrier too.

    I can see LHA there






    MiG-29k can even better! 125m ! ok then without any payload and i presume little fuel. F-35 lengt is defined fo rworst ocnditions or I am wrong? i wonder what MiG-29k can do in worst conditions from 195m runway...
    So, I finally did the simulation since you are so lazy [/quote]

    simulation how close to reality?  did you calculate MiG-29 empty weight 13,700kgs mass too?
    F-18 EW is ~10,000kg

    +++

    LMFS wrote:
    F-35-90m MiG-195m
    Nope, see above.


    wiki:
    takeoff strip is 110-195m. Let me think 110m with ho many and 195m only to annoy MiG-29kfans?
    Длина разбега: 110—195 м

    empty weight  ~13,700kg
    Масс пустого: ~13700 кг

    Ski Jump is no wonder, just helps to "buy" shorter takeoff.
    F-35B you should compare with J-39 for example 500m takefff and MiG-29 with Yak.



    LMFS wrote:

    Yak 60m - MiG-195m
    Yak was cancelled and had a serious accident due to hot air ingestion. After checking the design, Lockheed went for the lifting fan design instead of direct lift. You prefer to ignore this, for me these are reasons to suspect the design may have issues. I stick to serially produced fighters.

    Did you check in Russian sources? Yak wasn't even cancelled . Programme was closed in 2003. Was never cancelled due any accident. Again Like I heard "flying concrete slabs on Yak landing affraid affraid affraid "

    MiG has many serious accidents killing many pilots. But if you prefer  MiG-29k was cancelled and cannot be  topic of our discussion. Prod is discontinued 2 years ago. Is dead.
    The only task of 23 remaining fighters is to wait until Yak 141 successor will replace it  thumbsup  thumbsup  thumbsup

    But as soon as Russian VSTOL is to replace it we can return to talking about parameters, shall we? russia  russia  russia






    LMFS wrote:

    Mig-29 -   90-150m (wiki)
    F-35B   -  53m  - link I've  already quoted couple of times.

    Have seen no link sorry.

    https://theaviationist.com/2018/10/15/uk-f-35b-performs-worlds-first-shipborne-rolling-vertical-landing-during-hms-queen-elizabeth-trials/


    175ft is lets say -ish number of course but this IMHO a good illustration that every vSTOL is intrinsically better in takeoff/landing distances.   That's the feature traded for 10% of less internal fuel or ~10% more weight.


    LMFS wrote:Checked the videos again and it is true they stop very fast and more importantly with little impact. Deck was empty, would be good to see the real operating conditions at sea, since it is not clear to me if landing and TO can take place in parallel (TO run very long) and how many fighters can be parked at the deck during these operations.

    me too  Smile  Smile  Smile



    LMFS wrote:
    BTW me a drama queen ?  affraid  affraid  affraid

    About MiG-29K? Totally!  lol1

    I'd prefer you call me a realist with this regard respekt respekt respekt
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    Re: Russian STOVL/VTOL fighter development

    Post  GunshipDemocracy on Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:22 pm

    Tsavo Lion wrote:
    Because Chinese requirements are unlikely to match Russian requirements...
    Besides Russia wants new technology... not improved old Soviet technology.
    Since EMALS r adjustable, they can be used even with CATOBAR compatible French Rafales. I doubt the future Chinese CVNs will be much different/bigger than the future Russian CVNs, assuming they'll be built at all.


    You have right to think Russia buys emals form China. I find it very very unlikely. As for Russia carrier programme., to em it looks like Russian already decided at least in foreseeable future to go vSTOL instead of CATOBAR direction.
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    Re: Russian STOVL/VTOL fighter development

    Post  Tsavo Lion on Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:09 am

    The rolling technique is intended to allow pilots to recover to the ship with more stores: the combination of thrust from its rotating nozzle, lift-fan and lift generated by the wing as an effect of the (slow) forward movement of the aircraft can save up to 7000lbs greater all up weight (UAW). Without the SRVL technique, the F-35B would be forced to jettison some or all of its external store when returning to the ship.
    According to some sources the Soviet Yak-38 “Forger” jets could perform rolling landings on carrier decks but required the use of a safety barrier net; however, it’s not clear whether actual tests were conducted at sea.

    https://theaviationist.com/2018/10/15/uk-f-35b-performs-worlds-first-shipborne-rolling-vertical-landing-during-hms-queen-elizabeth-trials/

    To be sarcastic, if need be, Russia could build China nuclear icebreakers, open free commercial use of the NSR & airspace, in exchange for Chinese single men coming to work (like N Koreans did) &/ marry their surplus single ladies (see the Russian Population tread), FFG/DDGs, & CVNs.


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    Re: Russian STOVL/VTOL fighter development

    Post  GunshipDemocracy on Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:35 am

    LMFS wrote:
    GunshipDemocracy wrote:France luckily for themselves can just buy all for a fraction of price. Russia from the other hand has to develop all by itself. This is not only money question but also taking human resources from other projects.
    You could argue Russia can buy it at minimum costs from the state-owned developers and use the technology resulting from the development as they want.

    minimum cost means = low salary and no profits otherwise I've never heard about such thing  as low cost in hi tech.
    + thousands of engineers and skilled workers distracted from hi tech industry R&D  to achieve what? single use product, with no commercial application, little to offer over existing LIM powered transportation lines. Not to mention investing same resources into electric aircraft or magnetic/LIM powered mass transportation development  should give by order, or 2, of magnitude better RoI.

    I my understanding current arms race is not sprint to make dash and then rest 60minutes. It might be nto even a marathon but it is a triathlon. each move has to be optimized with energy spending ...




    I guess the choice of VSTOL direction is also because cost effects analysis. Not only short term but military what do we need and how much do we need to invest.  High "bycosts" of conventional CVN and better RoI in terms of new tech  brought (VSTOL). If you look at FPI/Rostech many projects are now around efficient STOL/VSTOL/VTOL





    LMFS wrote:while France will pay a premium, cannot sell the technology and will remain hostage of US political will. Being independent is more difficult but it has advantages too.

    no Sir, in foreseeable future how France can do anything engendering sales of US emals?[/quote]
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    Re: Russian STOVL/VTOL fighter development

    Post  GunshipDemocracy on Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:38 am

    Tsavo Lion wrote:

    To be sarcastic, if need be, Russia could build China nuclear icebreakers, open free commercial use of the NSR & airspace, in exchange for Chinese single men coming to work (like N Koreans did) &/ marry their surplus single ladies (see the Russian Population tread), FFG/DDGs, & CVNs.

    we all can dream but those dreams unlikely materialize though. I hope Russia and China could closer work in space but first clean on the ground is needed.
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    Re: Russian STOVL/VTOL fighter development

    Post  LMFS on Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:40 am

    GunshipDemocracy wrote:so many times you had chance to read thsi and never did? wow. Bondayrev you read: 4++ (which MiG-29k is not even) are obsolete already.

    “Of course, it was logical to assume that during such a time those models, meaning the MiG-29, Su-33, they
    will become obsolete morally, and in 10 years, of course, will require the creation of a new aircraft,
    such plans exist: shortened takeoff and landing and vertical takeoff, "Borisov told reporters.
    https://ria.ru/20171123/1509476781.html
    Well, believe it or not, I had not seen this precise quote before, it sounds very conclusive. This is how TASS reported it, same day news:
    "Naturally," he said when asked whether works on a vertical take-off plane for aircraft carriers are being conducted.

    "It is logical to surmise that over this time the existing models, I mean the MiG-29 and the Su-33, will become morally obsolete and a new aircraft will be needed in a span of ten years. We do have such plans," he said.

    More:
    http://tass.com/defense/977195

    Whose transcription is literal?

    Little earlier, from July same year:
    "The Defense Ministry’s plans, the long-term ones likely to be implemented toward the end of the 2018-2025 state program for armaments, include a project for building a new aircraft carrier. A new generation of planes is to become available by then… Also on the Defense Ministry’s plans that we are discussing with our aircraft manufacturers is the creation of a short takeoff and landing (STAL) aircraft. Possibly, it will be a vertical takeoff and landing plane," Borisov said.

    The United Aircraft Corporation has not yet received any terms of reference for such planes but UAC chief Yuri Slyusar says he knows about such plans.

    "We are waiting for the customer to formulate proposals. We are aware of such plans. For now the work on finalizing the plane’s shape and the expected technical parameters has not been completed yet," Slyusar said.
    More:
    http://tass.com/defense/958156

    "The Defense Ministry’s plans … somewhere at the finish of the state armament program for 2018-2025 envisage the commencement of the construction of a new aircraft cruiser and, of course, a new generation of aircraft will emerge by that time," Borisov said.

    "Today, Su-33 and MiG-29 aircraft are the backbone of aircraft carriers, specifically, the Admiral Kuznetsov. The Defense Ministry’s plans envisage developing an advanced short take-off and landing aircraft and, possibly, a vertical take-off and landing plane, and we are discussing this with our aircraft-building companies," he said at the MAKS-2017 international airshow outside Moscow.

    "This is the development of the Yakovlev family of aircraft that was terminated. Such plans exist and we are discussing them, including the possible development of these areas for an advanced plane for aircraft carriers," he said.

    More:
    http://tass.com/defense/956811

    Which sounds to me, formulated as vaguely as possible (and besides in Russian so I cannot really grasp the nuances of the language), as "we need substitutes like in one decade for the naval planes and we are working on STOL or VTOL". But every plane operating from a carrier is STOL by definition (see MiG-29KVP for instance), so was not very conclusive, considering MoD has also not the biggest interest in informing in advance of all details of what they plan to do and besides are yet to take many decisions regarding carrier-related topics.

    So as of July last year UAC had not completed a preliminary design and there was no official request from the MoD to develop. Yet Borisov talks of 7-10 years to series... if I have to judge the whole statement by bits like this I remain more than cautious, since this schedule estimation is, based on previous experience, simply false. Rest of evidence (constant hints at naval Su-57 and its STOL performance, carrier models presented, development of EMALS, existing doctrine and capability analysis) point out to future carriers operating STOBAR or CATOBAR.
    So, we will see but I admit there is a support for your claim that they plan to substitute the existing STOBARs with STOVL. thumbsup
    I can see LHA there
    Yes, that carries fixed wing aircraft. That is, with carrier function. Remind you, for Russians aircraft carrying is a function of a vessel, not a concrete type of ship and all recent carriers were called "cruisers"
    simulation how close to reality?  
    Do not know, have you checked the calculations? The ones I made (a more simple approximation I admit) were giving similar values
    did you calculate MiG-29 empty weight  13,700kgs mass too?
    You did not understand did you? Empty weight is not relevant here but TO weight. Besides your number has no official source. I take the official (not wiki) MTOW and remove 2100 kg from it, considering the 4500 kg of the also official maximum load and the ca. 2400 kg load stated for the F-35B case. If you have a better number name it and your sources.
    F-18 EW is ~10,000kg
    Only 45% more than what you say, 14.550 kg.
    What was your point here?

    wiki:
    takeoff strip is 110-195m. Let me think 110m with ho many and 195m only to annoy MiG-29kfans?
    Длина разбега: 110—195 м
    Try a corrector, I don't understand what you mean if words are incomplete
    TO run depends on the vessel, of course. I referred above the run that would be needed considering acceleration only.

    empty weight  ~13,700kg
    Масс пустого: ~13700 кг
    See above, Russian wiki is no different than any other data taken from somebody's arse... only because is a Russian one.

    Ski Jump is no wonder, just helps to "buy" shorter takeoff.
    No it is no wonder, only clever design
    F-35B you should compare with J-39 for example 500m takefff and MiG-29 with Yak.
    F-35B with J-39? You mean JAS-39??? Why???

    Did you check in Russian sources? Yak wasn't even cancelled . Programme was closed in 2003.
    Closed, cancelled, not produced in series. Put the name you want, it is the same for the case.
    Was never cancelled due any accident. Again Like I heard "flying concrete slabs on Yak landing  affraid  affraid  affraid "  
    I have not said any of both.
    But if you prefer  MiG-29k was cancelled and cannot be  topic of our discussion.
    Serially produced plane unlike Yak is what I am saying
    Prod is discontinued 2 years ago. Is dead.
    Yet Rosoboronexport keeps offering it on their site? Where is the closing of the line, do you have a link?
    But as soon as Russian VSTOL is to replace it we can return to talking about parameters, shall we? russia  russia  russia
    With a Russian STOVL of course we will discuss the parameters

    https://theaviationist.com/2018/10/15/uk-f-35b-performs-worlds-first-shipborne-rolling-vertical-landing-during-hms-queen-elizabeth-trials/
    175ft is lets say -ish number of course but this IMHO a good illustration that every vSTOL is intrinsically better in takeoff/landing distances.   That's the feature traded for 10% of less internal fuel or ~10% more weight.
    Ok I thought you had something official
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    Re: Russian STOVL/VTOL fighter development

    Post  LMFS on Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:51 am

    GunshipDemocracy wrote:minimum cost means = low salary and no profits otherwise I've never heard about such thing  as low cost in hi tech.
    + thousands of engineers and skilled workers distracted from hi tech industry R&D  to achieve what? single use product, with no commercial application, little to offer over existing LIM powered transportation lines. Not to mention investing same resources into electric aircraft or magnetic/LIM powered mass transportation development  should give by order, or 2, of magnitude better RoI.
    You are an expert in the field of linear induction motors from what I see. Let me call crap all of this. To start with, EMALS depends on the sourcing of the needed power electronics first of all. Which in turn need a considerable industrial base and can be used for VERY relevant present and future fields of transportation, power management, renewables and also electric flight.

    What is the ROI of a carrier BTW? Curious to know how this metric is calculated
    If you look at FPI/Rostech many projects are now around efficient STOL/VSTOL/VTOL
    Like abroad, about urban mobility and electrification. Little to no use reported by now for fighters.

    LMFS wrote:while France will pay a premium, cannot sell the technology and will remain hostage of US political will. Being independent is more difficult but it has advantages too.
    no Sir, in foreseeable future how France can do anything engendering sales of US emals?
    Independence of Russia due to own development...[/quote]
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    Re: Russian STOVL/VTOL fighter development

    Post  Tsavo Lion on Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:32 pm

    The Lavy & J-9 were cancelled but the J-10 is based on them:
    https://www.wrmea.org/007-april/has-israels-u.s.-funded-lavi-jet-been-reborn-as-chinas-j-10-warplane.html
    http://enacademic.com/dic.nsf/enwiki/648182#Foreign_participation

    The IL-18 was cancelled in 1946 but revived in 1954: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ilyushin_Il-18#Design_and_development

    The B-1 was cancelled but revived as the B-1B:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rockwell_B-1_Lancer#New_problems_and_cancellation
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rockwell_B-1_Lancer#B-1B_program

    The above examples show that cancellations can be reversed.
    The VMF won't need this style of carrier ops anytime soon:



    Their STOVLs will fill the capability gap:
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    Re: Russian STOVL/VTOL fighter development

    Post  GunshipDemocracy Yesterday at 1:19 am

    LMFS wrote:To start with, EMALS depends on the sourcing of the needed power electronics first of all. Which in turn need a considerable industrial base and can be used for VERY relevant present and future fields of transportation, power management, renewables and also electric flight.

    this all is crap, let me say. Future transportation needs all, electronics, advanced electric propulsion, new aerotech and likely hightemp superconductors. What here is not needed is emals.

    Tell me how much US industry advanced due to EMALS tech? you seem to be expert in power electronics. At least you say so in this post.
    Then which precisely branches did US developed because of it? and why only USA/China invested in EMALS is useful and cheap?
    Can Germany, UK, Japan or France invest in EMALS? if it was useful yes, but they prefer to invest in future tech without.


    LMFS wrote:What is the ROI of a carrier BTW? Curious to know how this metric is calculated

    you can put money is useful tech (like VSTOL, materials, radars, sub/flying drones) or military useless, in Russian's case, economicallywise wasteful but cool magazines and forums like EMALS. Was it so useful why no official statements are about this?



    LMSF wrote:
    If you look at FPI/Rostech many projects are now around efficient STOL/VSTOL/VTOL
    Like abroad, about urban mobility and electrification. Little to no use reported by now for fighters.

    you private opinion doesn't match reality: Russian and Chinese mod decided invest billions in VSTOL fighter tech.
    In Russia's case is clear: VSTOL fighter is going replace obsolete Su-33 and MiG29.


    LMFS wrote:while France will pay a premium, cannot sell the technology and will remain hostage of US political will. Being independent is more difficult but it has advantages too.
    no Sir, in foreseeable future how France can do anything engendering sales of US emals?
    Independence of Russia due to own development...[/quote][/quote]


    smart means focused only in directions you have to survive. You prefer symmetrical as I can see. Not Russians tho. Russian MoD is really in their plans and opinions so far.

    GDP PPP China $24,000bn,US $20,000bn, Russia's $4,200bn. Only first 2 countries only invested in EMALS.



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    Re: Russian STOVL/VTOL fighter development

    Post  Tsavo Lion Yesterday at 4:59 am

    If France had it's own STOVL fighter, I bet they wouldn't plan on building & keeping a CATOBAR CVN. They tried to build it but failed, & decided not to buy Harriers from the British.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dassault_Mirage_IIIV

    The Brazilians got their CV from the French & thus had to use CATOBAR too. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brazilian_aircraft_carrier_S%C3%A3o_Paulo_(A12)

    The ship's catapult was also reported to have problems. On 14 February 2017, the Navy announced the ship would be demobilized and subsequently decommissioned, citing the uneconomical cost of further repairs. The Brazilian Navy formally decommissioned the aircraft carrier NAe São Paulo on 22 November 2018.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brazilian_aircraft_carrier_S%C3%A3o_Paulo_(A12)#Refit_and_decommissioning_(2012%E2%80%932018)
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    Re: Russian STOVL/VTOL fighter development

    Post  GunshipDemocracy Yesterday at 5:33 am

    LMFS wrote:
    GunshipDemocracy wrote:so many times you had chance to read thsi and never did? wow. Bondayrev you read: 4++ (which MiG-29k is not even) are obsolete already.

    “Of course, it was logical to assume that during such a time those models, meaning the MiG-29, Su-33, they
    will become obsolete morally, and in 10 years, of course, will require the creation of a new aircraft,
    such plans exist: shortened takeoff and landing and vertical takeoff, "Borisov told reporters.
    https://ria.ru/20171123/1509476781.html


    LMFS wrote:Whose transcription is literal?
    True, journos dotn do always best job in translations. Original words are below. If you dont agree with my translation please translate in any translator :

    chronology:
    from 2017
    "Безусловно, это логично можно было предположить, что за такое время те модели, имеется в виду МиГ-29, Су-33 – они уже морально будут устаревать и через 10 лет, безусловно, потребуется создание нового летательного аппарата, такие планы есть: с укороченным взлетом и посадкой и с вертикальным взлетом", — сказал Борисов журналистам.



    2018 August
    https://tvzvezda.ru/news/opk/content/201808211243-1c61.htm
    «Сейчас ведутся работы над созданием концептуальных моделей и прототипов. Безусловно, это - будущее всех авианесущих кораблей. Необходим новый парк летательных аппаратов, для этого используются различные технологии, которые позволяют укороченный взлет и посадку, либо просто вертикальный взлет. Концептуально работы уже ведутся в министерстве обороны с прошлого года», - заявил Борисов.

    "Now we are working on the creation of conceptual models and prototypes. Undoubtedly, this is the future of all aircraft carrying ships. A new fleet of aircraft is needed, for this purpose various technologies are used that allow shortened take-off and landing, or simply vertical take-off. Conceptually, work is already underway in the Ministry of Defence since last year," Borisov said.


    LMFS wrote:The United Aircraft Corporation has not yet received any terms of reference for such planes but UAC chief Yuri Slyusar says he knows about such plans.

    Chronology, Sir. Slyusar's statement, from  OAK, statement was dated in July 2017. Was he saying anything like that ever since?


    If you check future Aircraft carriers thread - I quoted an interview with admiral: he expects that between 20221-2030 there will be new Perspective Aviation Complex of Deck Aviation (looks like PAK PA to me ;-)  



    LMFS wrote:But every plane operating from a carrier is STOL by definition (see MiG-29KVP for instance), so was not very conclusive, considering MoD has also not the biggest interest in informing in advance of all details of what they plan to do and besides are yet to take many decisions regarding carrier-related topics.

    of course  not, MiG-29k is by no means STOL fighter. Otherwise no BARpart would be needed, besides cannot start below 110m with min load, and 195m with reasonable one,without skijump.

    Without ski jump ? 500m with payload?  




    LMFS wrote:So as of July last year UAC had not completed a preliminary design and there was no official request from the MoD to develop. Yet Borisov talks of 7-10 years to series... if I have to judge the whole statement by bits like this I remain more than cautious, since this schedule estimation is, based on previous experience, simply false.

    your opinion based on simple extrapolation of MiG-35 experiences is just false.

    PAK FA chronology
    2002/12 -   govt approved program
    2004  Q1-Q2 finalization of preliminary design
    2010  01 first flight

    So 1,5 years for design, 6,5 till first flight.

    n those times Russian industry was just beginning to re-vive from deep shit 90s.
    Now all radars, weapons, engines, stealth tech, factories, engineers are there.


    PAK PA he he is in works since 2017 why till 2028 cannot fly i dotn get.


    LMFS wrote: Rest of evidence (constant hints at naval Su-57 and its STOL performance, carrier models presented, development of EMALS, existing doctrine and capability analysis) point out to future carriers operating STOBAR or CATOBAR.

    Plastic models from Krylov + one statement about emals from, not even Rakhmanov (da boss), are all of your evidence?  So hook and anti corrosion covet takes 10 years?
    not really convincing, no. No  No  No


    LMFS wrote:Yes, that carries fixed wing aircraft. That is, with carrier function. Remind you, for Russians aircraft carrying is a function of a vessel, not a concrete type of ship and all recent carriers were called "cruisers"

    no,  TAKR main strike force are missiles nor an air wing. So no, not every.




    LMFS wrote:
    wiki:
    takeoff strip is 110-195m. Let me think 110m with ho many and 195m only to annoy MiG-29kfans?
    Длина разбега: 110—195 м
    Try a corrector, I don't understand what you mean if words are incomplete
    TO run depends on the vessel, of course. I referred above the run that would be needed considering acceleration only.

    Simply MiG-29k requires 195m to take off on Kuz in short. I presume with any useful payload not empty on Vikiramedia with 125m.




    LMFS wrote:
    empty weight  ~13,700kg
    Масс пустого: ~13700 кг
    See above, Russian wiki is no different than any other data taken from somebody's arse... only because is a Russian one.

    does your ass have better data? dont be shy. Su-33 is also heavier then Su-27. Why this slower with stronger engines? any hints?




    LMFS wrote:
    Ski Jump is no wonder, just helps to "buy" shorter takeoff.
    No it is no wonder, only clever design

    glad we can agree on this



    LMFS wrote:
    F-35B you should compare with J-39 for example 500m takefff and MiG-29 with Yak.
    F-35B with J-39? You mean JAS-39??? Why???
    because for F-16V which  should be referred to could be even worse. I 've found 2000-5000feet.



    LMFS wrote:
    Was never cancelled due any accident. Again Like I heard "flying concrete slabs on Yak landing  affraid  affraid  affraid "  
    I have not said any of both.
    wait, so you never said about damaged runway surface by V landing? shall I search in this thread?



    LMFS wrote:
    Prod is discontinued 2 years ago. Is dead.
    Yet Rosoboronexport keeps offering it on their site? Where is the closing of the line, do you have a link?

    if there is  a client US can reopen F-16( Bahrein)  so if any customer will come lines can be reopened.
    But no MiGs are ordered since 2012. No MiG has been made since 2015. So 4 years.
    Simply it is dead.



    LMFS wrote:
    But as soon as Russian VSTOL is to replace it we can return to talking about parameters, shall we? russia  russia  russia
    With a Russian STOVL of course we will discuss the parameters

    I always welcome a constructive attitude toward discussion  thumbsup  thumbsup  thumbsup




    LMFS wrote:
    https://theaviationist.com/2018/10/15/uk-f-35b-performs-worlds-first-shipborne-rolling-vertical-landing-during-hms-queen-elizabeth-trials/
    175ft is lets say -ish number of course but this IMHO a good illustration that every vSTOL is intrinsically better in takeoff/landing distances.   That's the feature traded for 10% of less internal fuel or ~10% more weight.
    Ok I thought you had something official

    do you have anything official wrt MiG? me neither
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    Re: Russian STOVL/VTOL fighter development

    Post  GunshipDemocracy Yesterday at 5:38 am

    Tsavo Lion wrote:If France had it's own STOVL fighter, I bet they wouldn't plan on building & keeping a CATOBAR CVN. They tried to build it but failed, & decided not to buy Harriers from the British.

    Germans too ;-)

    But this is about doctrine and applications. Frankly I dotn see France to get back to VSTOL development anytime soon. No money + already started 6gen programme with Germans.
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    Post  Tsavo Lion Yesterday at 7:41 am

    They r too independent & proud to buy American or British fighters when they can design their own & also sell them.
    And they planned to have 2 US-style flattops, even if smaller. But they had trouble with it, incl. the catapults. Classic example of biting more than they could chew.
    Most, if not all, combat missions that they flew off the deck in recent years could be as well done by STOVLs, if they had them.
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    Re: Russian STOVL/VTOL fighter development

    Post  GarryB Yesterday at 11:24 am

    b]The only official statemen[/b]t so far was: we replace Su-33 and MiG-29k by VSTOL fighter for our carriers.

    Of course it could just mean they will be calling the Su-33 and MiG-29KR something else when their latest versions enter service in 10 years time... and these imaginary VSTOL will simply be cancelled again.

    Since EMALS r adjustable, they can be used even with CATOBAR compatible French Rafales. I doubt the future Chinese CVNs will be much different/bigger than the future Russian CVNs, assuming they'll be built at all.
    The Chinese didn't use any old Soviet technology to develop their EMALS. Nor did they needed to

    Russia cannot rely on China or Europeans for EMALS technology... they can develop their own.

    They have been working on it for quite some time and probably already have prototypes they are working with...

    Will Russian planners require catapults and sending billions Rubles in near useless product after 1 installation? I seriously doubt

    They are spending billions on equally useless VSTOL fighters so why not?

    then at most $200m is cost of new fighter programme.

    A VSTOL 5th gen fighter design will cost as much as their current 5th gen fighter project at least.

    So far 300?350 F-35 are in line? Russia has how many fielded 5g fighters?

    Russian budget = .$46bn........Su-57.....$60m
    USA Budget......= $700bn.......F-35.......$90m

    Thank you... you clearly prove at the very same time that the US can afford to waste money on bullshit and the Russians cannot. Case proven.


    gen Bondaryeev

    " There are other arguments, in some respects opposite. Like, why do we need the fifth generation, if the fighters of the 4 ++ generation are flying fine, for example, the same Su-35. On this occasion, I will say: fourth-generation fighters, even those upgraded to the “++” version, are already outdated and do not meet new challenges. [/b.

    But you know better then Bondaryev. Kudos. [/quote]

    He over rates the 5th gen US fighters and under estimates the Russian 4++ gen fighters.

    If the F-35 is a representative of the US 5th gen fighter, and Su-35 is representative of the Russian 4th gen then Russian 4th gen is all you need.

    But clearly as he says they need a 5th gen carrier fighter... and the easiest quickest path to that is a naval Su-57.

    interesting then why Russians want to cooperate with India,and India with Russia.

    It is not a reason not to cooperate... just don't plan on ending up with anything any time soon.

    All that work on the Su-30MKI and they ended up with an aircraft not even as good as the Su-35.

    Brahmos is based on Yakhont, but because of export rules its performance does not approach the Onyx the Yakhont is based upon.

    I am not saying things from the Flanker and Brahmos didn't improve the domestic models, but if you want a real case where a foreign partner helped greatly improve a system look at Pantsir and UAE.

    “Of course, it was logical to assume that during such a time those models, meaning the MiG-29, Su-33, they
    will become obsolete morally, and in 10 years, of course, will require the creation of a new aircraft,
    such plans exist: shortened takeoff and landing and vertical takeoff, "Borisov told reporters.

    Yeah, and 40 years ago someone probably said the same thing with the Yak-41 going to replace both aircraft.... and guess what.

    In 15 year time when experience has shown that new VSTOL aircraft to be a dog they will upgrade their MiGs and Sus and things will carry on as normal.

    But as soon as Russian VSTOL is to replace it we can return to talking about parameters, shall we?

    Sure... if you never want to discuss it... that is fine. Twisted Evil


    175ft is lets say -ish number of course but this IMHO a good illustration that every vSTOL is intrinsically better in takeoff/landing distances.

    They are also better at crashing too.

    According to some sources the Soviet Yak-38 “Forger” jets could perform rolling landings on carrier decks but required the use of a safety barrier net; however, it’s not clear whether actual tests were conducted at sea.

    For years "Western experts" claimed the Forger couldn't perform a rolling landing or a landing take off... it was not until such operations were seen and filmed that they actually gave them credit for that capacity... which is why I don't think much of so called western experts.

    Also on the Defense Ministry’s plans that we are discussing with our aircraft manufacturers is the creation of a short takeoff and landing (STAL) aircraft. [b]Possibly, it will be a vertical takeoff and landing plane," Borisov said.

    Can we ever trust a certain persons posts again if they are going to use such fake quotes that omit rather critical information...

    STAL sounds rather like what MiG are discussing for MiG-35 and Sukhoi are talking about with Su-57...

    So, we will see but I admit there is a support for your claim that they plan to substitute the existing STOBARs with STOVL

    Not on the Kuznetsov...

    this all is crap, let me say. Future transportation needs all, electronics, advanced electric propulsion, new aerotech and likely hightemp superconductors. What here is not needed is emals.

    How do you know that technology developed for EMALS wont be applicable to other areas?

    You don't.

    Tell me how much US industry advanced due to EMALS tech? you seem to be expert in power electronics. At least you say so in this post.
    Then which precisely branches did US developed because of it? and why only USA/China invested in EMALS is useful and cheap?
    Can Germany, UK, Japan or France invest in EMALS? if it was useful yes, but they prefer to invest in future tech without.

    You have things arse about as usual... you seem to be suggesting that because only the US and China are developing EMALS technology and Germany and Japan and the UK and France are not then it can't be worth doing... I guess Russia should just give up its space programme because most of those countries you listed have not invested in rocket technology to get into space...

    you can put money is useful tech (like VSTOL, materials, radars, sub/flying drones) or military useless, in Russian's case, economicallywise wasteful but cool magazines and forums like EMALS. Was it so useful why no official statements are about this?

    Still waiting for you to outline how VSTOL is useful tech and EMALS is a useless waste of money... Russia already spent money on the Yak-36, The Yak-38, The Yak-38M, and the Yak-41... which were all expensive and totally useless... if real war had broken out not a single VSTOL aircraft would have done more than either crashed or been shot down.


    you private opinion doesn't match reality: Russian and Chinese mod decided invest billions in VSTOL fighter tech.
    In Russia's case is clear: VSTOL fighter is going replace obsolete Su-33 and MiG29

    Chinese and Russian MOD also both decided to develop EMALS technology too.

    GDP PPP China $24,000bn,US $20,000bn, Russia's $4,200bn. Only first 2 countries only invested in EMALS.

    Liar.

    Russia is spending money developing EMALS and you know it you lying bitch.

    If France had it's own STOVL fighter, I bet they wouldn't plan on building & keeping a CATOBAR CVN. They tried to build it but failed, & decided not to buy Harriers from the British.

    The Americans also failed miserably with their VSTOL fighter designs and ended up buying British.

    When it came time to develop a 5th gen stealthy VSTOL fighter they failed as well... with their own design... one company went with their own design and it lost the competition. The other company knew they needed an after burning engine that could rotate 95 degrees and they knew the only company on the planet with that experience was Yakovlev... They bought the engine nozzle technology and looked at their research and experience with separate lift engines and decided to go with Yakovlevs lift fan design... notice how they tell everyone all about that... but then the F-35 is probably the closest the Yak company will get to an in service VSTOL fighter in this century...

    Since EMALS r adjustable, they can be used even with CATOBAR compatible French Rafales. I doubt the future Chinese CVNs will be much different/bigger than the future Russian CVNs, assuming they'll be built at all.
    The Chinese didn't use any old Soviet technology to develop their EMALS. Nor did they needed to:
    Breakthrough announced in South China Morning Post by China in developing its own Improved EMALS technology which was done by use of advanced insulated-gate bipolar transistor (IGBT) chips. This sudden development of in house EMALS technology by China was only made possible due to acquisition of semiconductor companies-WeEn, Ampleon and Nexperia, which were acquired via sale of Freescale Semiconductors (NXP)'s Bipolar Power Division, RF Power division and Standards Products Division respectively and also by acquisition of some other European semiconductor companies.

    You don't buy brand new untested technology... almost no one sells that anyway...

    They are better off developing the technology themselves which will be sanction proof and they will make the components themselves rather than import them from a country that the US will likely target with sanctions to stop them.
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    Re: Russian STOVL/VTOL fighter development

    Post  Tsavo Lion Yesterday at 5:22 pm

    Russia already spent money on the Yak-36, The Yak-38, The Yak-38M, and the Yak-41... which were all expensive and totally useless... if real war had broken out not a single VSTOL aircraft would have done more than either crashed or been shot down.
    No, the USSR spend $ on them, & they weren't totally useless. They gained experience in VTOL design & carrier fixed wing flight ops.

    The F-35B that uses Yak-41 TVC won't be useless either.
    EMALS isn't a proven technology yet. The ocean environment is unforgiving. The Ford CVN may have many a/c crashes making it unfit for use. EMALS development may be stopped; it doesn't mean they'll succeed & adopt it on a flattop CVN that may or may not be built.
    The US is developing space weapons, longer range AShMs & hyper-sonic missiles that will make any Russian CVNs as vulnerable as theirs r to Russian missiles; they'll be ready by the if/when they put to sea.


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