Backman wrote:Maybe this was discussed already.
But is there any way that they could just somehow use a modified variant of the su 57 for this role ? The su 57 is such a good airframe.
Maybe make a side by side cockpit for it. su 34 style. Or just an in line 2 seater like the FGFA was supposed to be.
Is the su 57 just plain too small for the role ?
The Su-57 has some interceptor characteristics, but the PAK-DP seems to be a pretty extreme design that goes well beyond MiG-31 so yes, it seems not very well suited as it is for the kind of requirements that have been suggested.