Su-57 for the poor puts the aviation industry in a risky position
The irony is that the Su-75 being the Su-57 for the poor could in fact be affordable by most of Russias traditional customers because of its low operational costs, and purchases of these aircraft in significant numbers would actually put western imperial forces bent on regime change in a seriously difficult position, because these aircraft could be used against a western coalition in a variety of ways and assuming its use of long range AAMs including the new object 815 and an ability to fly high and relatively fast meaning it is able to achieve long range and of course any AESA radar worth is salt being able to detect the emissions of JSTARS and AWACS aircraft at enormous distances would mean any western invasion would very quickly lose its quarterback and central players in any attempt to invade and destroy a country...
Which makes 300 a serious under estimate... these are going to be cheap to buy and cheap to operate... I rather suspect if India buys these they will likely want to buy more than 600 as excellent gap fillers all over the place that are affordable to keep flying and the commonality with the Su-57, along with the recent announcement that a two seater Su-57 is going to be developed suggests a further purchase of Su-57s would be a natural next step.
The defeatist choir and their endless bleating are at it again...
Change poor to affordable to those that desperately need it... I honestly think if they can meet their goals this is going to be better than the MiG-21 was... for the same reasons... good performance in specific areas and affordable to actually use.
It is a shit article. Let everyone thank Kiko for posting such hot garbage.
I agree with most of it... what in particular did you not like?
I am expecting the condescending Su-57 for the poor shit... but only in the west can something be affordable and also desirable and effective.
The cheaper it is the more Russian customers there will be and by definition those customers will not be allowed to buy US equipment so in effect it will be forcing them to choose, and financially the choices are pretty stark... lets see what sort of plane they can deliver but I strongly suspect it will be a working aircraft with no obvious faults or problems and even in 10 years time I know I cannot be certain that I could say the same about the F-35 if it still exists then.
Let the writer be reminded that the F-16 is sold in such abundance while being a poor man's F-15 or Such.
The F-16 wasn't that cheap and not just anyone could buy it either... lots of strings attached.
But whatever, Russias media is ran by fucking retards whom are all liberal faggots (those who should actually be hung for their abysmal writing) and those who parrot it.
Dude... this article essentially says this new plane is pretty damn good and affordable... two things the current US alternative is not... and was supposed to be...
Yeah. I am just wondering if they found a way to do a similar take off with the delta type wing plus the thrust vectoring. Maybe with an adjustable front strut + vectoring. Point it up like a Concorde then use the TVC.
The thing is that with the front cover open like that the lift fan is clearly in operation so it can take off like that because it is VSTOL... in fact if it wasn't using its lift fan it would take off rather better with the lift fan intake closed because open like that it seems to be acting as a massive air brake... undoing a lot of forward thrust from the main engine.
The lift fan would dramatically reduce its takeoff speed so it could rotate much earlier with a cushion of air under the body, but I rather suspect TVC engine nozzle would also enable it to do something like that as well using main wing lift and pure engine power to leap from the ground.
They must have something up their sleeve if they are claiming it has shorter take offs than the average for a plane this size
Well not really... the number I read was 400m which is quite a bit more than a lightly loaded MiG-29... the MiG-35 can operate from 300m strips with a normal air to air load AFAIK.
But that is no big deal... short takeoff runs are less important for Russian aircraft because Russian air field defences are much better and should prevent cratering munitions reducing lengths available. Also Russian airstrips tend to be quite wide so even some damage can be operated around...
Just imagine that Lockheed took one engine , the wings , cockpit , gear and tail section from the F-22 and made the F-35 out of it. That's probably what they should have done.
It might be something they are doing right now... just to test numbers...
Probably with no payload and low gas.
It is no big deal... look at the dust around the wheels... this is a VSTOL fighter taking off using a rolling takeoff method using its lift fans and probably its main engine at a 45 degree downwards angle for forward and upward thrust. The Harrier and even Yak-38 did this all the time.
The guy from Sukhoi was explaining it at the video what is already known, the TVC allows the plane to pitch the nose sooner and faster, that increases lift and that takes the plane off the ground in less space.
The dust around all the wheels suggests the lift fan is in operation so this is a rolling takeoff of a VSTOL fighter. The F-35A and F-35C can't do this.
Is it me or are many of the planes all starting to look like each other to an extent?
I feel the same about cars...
So it's more accurate to name it the Checkmate than it is the Su-75. its doesn't seem that any source has given it a designation yet by any official sources.
Design bureaus can name them anything they please, the proper name is given by the Russian military when they enter service, so the old MiG-29M and the naval MiG-33 and the Su-27M for the first Su-35 no longer exist, but there is a new MiG-35, and the MiG-29K are new too... no MiG-29M because it has not been adopted.
If it were to me i'd name it Su-58.
Even numbers are strike aircraft, not fighters.
I see where gomig21 is coming from. It is good to be exact and also there is an importance in a name.
Don't call the Su-57 felon then because that name was created by an enemy.