You must have discovered something about podded engines that engineers, designers the world over have not discovered yet.
I assume when you are talking about designers the world over you are not including the engineers that designed and built the Su-57?
Those Russian engineers are damn good... on their first go they invented stealth fighters that were not even black... and not faceted like the F-117 had to be...
How can podded engines be made stealthy? Stealthy designs do not use podded engines. Instead the engines are contained within the fuselage to minimize radar cross section. The exposed compressor blades in the podded engine reflects radar waves, which is not good.
Most jet engine blades are ceramic these days anyway and would be radar invisible. Secondly, the Su-35 has an air intake blocker that is used when the under carriage is down to prevent foreign object damage (ingestion) with the engines... could it be possible they use something like that to prevent FOD but also to reduce RCS when needed?
And if that is what you are complaining about most western jets have fan blades visible from the front... how unstealthy is that?
Also, the air intake for supersonic aircraft needs to be relatively long, to reduce the airspeed to subsonic before it reaches the engine. It may contain internal moving parts, and/or use the geometry of the airframe ahead of the intake to control the position of the shock waves as the airflow slows down. A podded engine design would make those features impractically big and heavy.
Even ignoring the fact that that is bullshit, what difference does it make whether the engine pods are exposed or built in to the aircraft shape as to the air intake length and contents?
To reduce the speed of air in to the intake all it needs is for the ramps that open up and maximise airflow for low speeds like takeoff can also close to greatly reduce the flow of air going in to the engines...
No wreckage of any F 35 was found. There is no evidence to suggest that an F 35 was shot down.
Of course there is no wreckage found because those fucking pussies won't fly within 300km of an S-400 system without pissing their pants and running away like little faggots.
They just added radar blocker. S shaped engines make the design complicated dpecially if you need weapon bays.
Don't be silly... are you suggesting that mounting the engines apart allowing proper differential thrust vectoring to greatly enhance the effect of thrust vectoring manouvering also with the enormous advantage of allowing full length weapon bays between the engines so not just stupid air to air missiles can be carried but also much bigger weapons like air to ground missiles and long range anti ship missiles could be carried in a more stealthy semi conformal load out to allow enormous weapons to be carried with a minor reduction in stealth...
That is almost like giving up a tiny bit of stealth in return for making the aircraft much more multipurpose and flexible and ultimately useful.... boy are they going to be ripped to shreds by internet fanboys who believe what they say in the west about everything... that is why the west leads in everything... because they are pure and right and perfect... not because they are underhanded
who think this is war and any bullshit is justified.
PS I realise this reply might appear a little angry, but you are suggesting Russian designers are idiots...
S shaped air intakes negatively effects engine performance... nothing is for free... and also another way to reduce the airflow and air speed to the engines would be to have various doors and screens in the intake tube to slow it down...