@thegopnik: ok I will bait but I am very interested about some details you wrote down so I will also ask for links so we can form an opinion by ourselves
thegopnik wrote:So many notifications on this thread but no news update on the aircraft which I am assuming these passed months we wont get any on the aircraft until either the 2021 or 2023 maks airshow.
Russia accelerates the state rearmament program and closes all sources of information... means nothing good in the big picture IMO, for us at the moment it means we receive even less information than we did before.
8-12 air to air missiles is what this board has estimated for internal load, F-35 went from 4 to 6.
I would not put our guesstimations on par with official data, what is known is 6 internal AAMs for Su-57.
The su-57 in terms of protection has a 360 radar coverage
300 deg isn't it? Do you have confirmation about the rear-facing radar?
combined with 360 UV coverage with the option of QWIP IRST for 180 degree coverage,
What device you refer with QWIP IRST, 101KS-V? I have seen no confirmation about this technology or coverage. 101KS-O should have 360 deg cover in IR shouldn't it?
F-35 in comparison has 120 radar degree coverage with 360 degree infrared coverage.
F-35's EO-DAS seems pretty advanced, I am not sure Russia has reached that level yet. IMO it would make sense for the second stage, but I admit I lack details about the current 101KS-U and their compared capabilities vs. IIR.
but in my opinion the Su-57 does that better with 2,236 modules or even more(These past 10+ years I take it that they have upgraded the radars)
For N036 the count was somewhere close to 1500 TRMs right?
2014 rostec stated GaN MMICs for himalayas, khlibiny-m and tarantula, su-57 got its EW systems in late 2014, Su-35 tested its new ones in 2016 and Su-34 received its in 2017
Do you maybe have the source?
But its more than likely guaranteed that the Su-57 does not have to physically destroy a missile if its able to leave that missile completely in the dark.
By now DIRCM is something Su-57 has while no US 5G fighter does... let us go step by step, only that already makes them extremely vulnerable in close quarters. No such update foreseen for F-22 that I know.
F-35 has shown an image of the HAWC missile...
Bays in the Sukhoi allow for much bigger payload, here the F-35 loses clearly. It is also normal due to size difference, but also the Russian designers deserve a lot of credit for coming up with such a good layout, they left the rest of 5G fighters in the dust in this regard.
But looking at the single F-35 thread with the many su-57 threads here in terms of view counts makes it look like this forum barely gives a shit about the F-35 so I decided to just break the ice here and compare its features and to what the Su-57 has.
You are probably right, essentially we don't give a damn about the F-35
I personally think it is a very good plane in terms of engine, sensors, radar and in general in systems / technology aspects. So the engineering part is probably brilliant. But the program philosophy sucks and no amount of engineering and money can fully compensate for that. All the intelligence can be replicated later by other planes, but a deficient platform / air vehicle is going to be very hard and expensive to keep competitive, so they started the house by the roof so to say, instead of building good foundations to keep the plane capable for many decades to come. They are already wanting to substitute the F135, which is by far the best existing fighter engine, with the adaptive engines. For several thousands of planes that is not going to be cheap.