GunshipDemocracy wrote:AMCXXL wrote:
Short take-off and vertical landing = STOVL
"Now work is under way to create conceptual models and prototypes. Of course, this is the future of all aircraft carriers. A new fleet of aircraft is needed, for this different technologies are used that allow shortened take-off and landing, or simply vertical take-off. Conceptually, the work has already been carried out in the Ministry of Defense since last year, "Borisov said.
vertical and/or short take-off and landing (V/STOL)
Technically STOVL or VSTOL are no different.
This type of airplanes are for baby carriers or LHD´s , not for carriers of +300 m length and +70.000 tones
Or pherhaps Russia can get again LHD´s that does not need
hmm so you claim to know realities better then Russian MoD ? What's more they siad something like 40-50 ktons
BTW Royal Navy for QE2 65ktons uses F-35B
V/STOL is a nonsense invented for can classify the terribly awful V-22
Harrier was STOVL since more 40 years, simply because cannot operate full load of fuel and weapons and need a short runway , much better with sky jump
Of course a airplane that can land vertically, can take off vertically, with little fuel and less armament if the pilot does not want to risk his life
Russia does not need second quality carriers as Italy , Spain or France, simply because a Sukhoi cannot operate in this tyoe of ships.
Even Kuznestov is small for S-33. Never has charged more of 10, and probably as much can operate resasonably well with 10-12 Su-33 and 10-12 MiG-29K.
The airplanes STVOL like 141 was from the era of the baby carriers and SCS (Sea control ships) in the late cold war , mainly for ASW
By this time USSR has four Kiev Class (Aviation Curisers, not true carriers) that operates a few of the bizarre Yak-38 and some antisubmarine helicopters , the 141 was for this type of ships not for attack carriers USA style.
Russian industry can develop a lot of weapons, but this does not mean that Russian Navy is going to buy it , can be for export or as much if Russia want again ships type LHD
GunshipDemocracy wrote:No the dont, MiG-35 was so slow because there were problems with financing/building factory and so on.
In this case all components and technologies are there. Tested either on PAK-FA / Su-35 or MiG-35. This speeds work for couple of years to me.
The only "problem" with the MiG-35 is the RuAF was not interested and did not put any ruble last decade
In other case they had fund the project and the airplane would have been bought since 2012 or 2013 instead Su-30SM
By luck for RuAF , the criterion of its High Staff was imposed over the pressures of the industry
The only airplanes sold successfully for MiG in more a decade , after the scandal of corruption of the "Algerian" MiG-29SMT, that in the end the RuAF has remained almost completely, against its will , was carrier based airplanes:
The Indian MiG-29K (9-31) and the russian MiG-29KR (9-41)
The Egypt 9-61 is a late development of on the Carrier based MiG´s , the next after Russia gets MiG-35 for display squadron, will be the MiG-35K