Backman wrote:thegopnik wrote:
Because of this I am assuming that only a single order of the Su-57 would be made, but I could be wrong or I am setting my expectations way too high.
Edit: I mistook your post for a new one. Either way.
If you think drones are the future, then do you believe that all Flanker derivative production will stop ? Mig 35 also ?
The su 57 is a true stealth blend wing with a small silhouette and we already know that they built it with unmanned capability in mind. So even if what you are saying becomes true, su 57 will be in more demand. Not less.
The problem is how convinced the general western public is by saying shit like how the su-57 canopy is not shaped like other 5th gens, or not having a 6 polygon shape for their sensors but bulb shapes. Etc, etc while puling .000001 claims.
Because of this i would find it hilarious that i decide to go shitpost drones taking out f-35s for less than 10 million dollars and that candidate would be the su-70. Only current complaints are back engines meaning i can go pull .000001 from front claims and western public would seem more convinced because i barely see criticism from su-70 than su-57. Meaning that with those RCS figures both su-70 and f-35 will have short missile engagements only, combine that with EW immunity from PICs(which raytheon is still struggling with) than we can say the su-70 is a serious threat to f-35s. with 1/10 production costs of the f-35 traumatizing f-35 fans.