GarryB wrote:Both Kh-50 and GZUR are designed to for inside Tu-22M3 x6. I.e. size must be ~ Ks-15. However Janes says 1,600kg for Kh-50. I guess assuming GZUR will be similar insize. Range of both (Janes) 1,500km.
So GZUR is likely a replacement for the Kh-15 Kickback then...
only 5x longer range and in first phase 6Ma (second one AFAIK in late 20s 12Ma). Ii'sgonna be primary standoffweapon for Tu-22M3 ut I guess ti wont hurt to integrate thereof with deck fighters.
The fault in the design stemmed from the demand that they be transonic or supersonic, and therefore were fitted with thin low drag small wings.perhaps but Yak-38 and (mproved Yak-38m -cancelled for Yak-41) are dead for 30years.
A large high lift wing would be much more use during landing and takeoff in the rolling takeoff and rolling landing mode... it would be dead weight in a vertical landing or takeoff but you would only takeoff or land vertically in an emergency anyway... which would make ditching fuel and weapons acceptable...
Not sure abut demands about wing shape but for whatever reason they designed this. Later models were different, look below final evolution stage model of Yak-41M. But no Yak-38 could land/takeoff with weapons under wings.
In battle conditions unacceptable useless STOBAR. When working? but it is not working. couple of flights crash after crash. Crap.As for ideal landing what about 2 fighters lost crashing in Syria. But they were STOBAR.
The arrester gear system was faulty... when it is working the STOBAR
If the mission is to fly out into the Black Sea into international airspace and escort a JSTARS aircraft that has somehow gotten lost a MiG-35 could do every bit as good a job as an Su-57, without giving up any stealth secrets to those yanks...[/quote]not sure what you are smoking now but Su-57 is onpair with MiG-35? DAT must be hard stuff. Can get one?
aaa not as a real fighter but low end JSTARS interceptor then OK.
Itis dead now, in 10 years will be even deaderExcellent... so not dead at all.meh in 10 years MiG-35 will be even deader then now
Your selective memory... all three are in production and have orders from the Russian Air Force.mind elaborate how it comes that the best Russian fighter ever is almost dead an only worse Su-57 or Su-35 are still produced?
Su-57 12 on order, new engine duilt and waiting till 2023 to start massive procurement
MiG-35 after 10 years of "we're going to sign large contract!!!" and losing Indian tender ordered in 6 pieces. 4 MiG-35 and 2 MiG-35UB
Are you saying that only an expensive new 5th gen STOVL fighter aircraft could be used to control 6th gen drones that will do all the fighting in the future?
Why not control them from cheap current generation fighters... especially considering the new 5th gen Russian fighters are all single seat aircraft while the 4+++th gen fighters come in single and two seat models... which would make them even better suited to controlling drones.
(1) not VSTOL but CATOBAR as for controlling drones it is not my idea but US AF.
(2) Because current gen fighters are going to end of service life cycle.
(3) Russia would need to build new-old designs.