They will be using knowledge gained from the MiG 1.44. I doubt that it will be based off the MiG 1.44 because that is quite a large aircraft. If anyone wants to see a finished but flawed MiG 1.44, look at the Chinese J-20 (blatantly stolen).flamming_python wrote:Berkut wrote:PapaDragon wrote:
''Russia Developing Fifth Generation Lightweight Fighter Jet''
Says it'll be based on MiG-1.44?
It isn't clear to me he was actually talking about a light fighter at all. It is most likely he was talkig about PAK-DP. But we need a video of his statements because his statements as reported by the media has been completely all over the place.
He did say that it would be based off work done for the MiG 1.44, and it's not a co-incidence they rolled it out this year either; the prototype strike fighter that lost out to the T-50.
I doubt the PAK-DP would need stealth or canards either.
Methinks that it might be based on the MiG-35. It is a small fighter already and it is a great fighter already with further potential still (i.e. 3D TVC engines). To bring it up to a 5th generation level, some aerodynamic changes can be made in order to reduce the RCS or even adding RAM.