limb wrote:Anyone wonder what the engine might be? I doubt a single AL-41 is suitable since it has a low T/W ratio. Perhaps klimov or tumanskii have a new engine?
It is known to be the izd. 30. But the 117 may do as well, compared to the F-35 it would not be bad.
ALAMO wrote:This plane was - probably - shown to the public as far as 3 years back, again as a model on a Borisov desk.
I have been following this issue VERY carefully for a while. I did my model in late 2017 and early 2018 mainly, and looked for every possible reference by then and at any time afterwards. There was no news about this other than the regular claims by MiG that we have been hearing since beginning of this century. Then in 2019 a study by TSAGI for a twin engine fighter for MiG and a bit earlier, a MoU with the UAE also by MiG. The model at Borisov's desk appeared this year only. Earliest mention to the single engine jet I recall is Chemezov Dec 2020. But I agree they are trolling us like champions with this presentation