This is photo from 15 may test ?
This is photo from 15 may test ?
Could it be a leftover from that surge last year? ( the different coloured nozzle inside). I'll see if i can find pics from same angle taken after MAKS.
Btw , regarding Griffon39's post , on the contrary , Putin is ALL the russian air force needs . In case you haven't noticed , the rejuvenation of the Russian air force ( and Russian military as a whole), new purchases , new projects , modernisations , ALL happened during Putin's reign , or when he was a prime minister.
I believe with his secret service background , he understands very well the importance of airpower , hence his special interest for PAK-FA.
I for one was chewing my nails waiting for the vote! There's no alternative for russian leadership now, if russian is to get back to being a major , powerful world player, it needs Putin.
PAK-FA needs Putin.
Last edited by mack8; 17th May 2012 at 19:23.
So the flight from 15 May was only rumour.
The missiles would have been mature. The propulsion would be the Gen next engines. AESA would have been mature and probably with new semiconductor materials. Avionics would be mature. And probably would have been remedied against EMP of 21st December 2012 superflare from the Mayan hall of fame. But it is really far away. On the other hand in that time frame the aggressor may no longer be the F22s or F35s but some lifeless drone piloted by some gamer freak half way round the earth.
Last edited by WinterStars; 19th May 2012 at 15:59.
I am sure in 15 years time the X47Bs and offsprings will be supersonic with even more endurance and capability. The Jihad business is going to be a bit more challenging. Anyway, the unfortunate part is it will be soo long until we see a fully matured PAK FA/FGFA. In these times of austerity we surely miss the Cold War when multiple fighter designs and bombers and ICBMs and Subs get churn out from the factories like candy.
Had it been the cold war, we would have had so many pics uploaded here. Of course some of us might get weird parcels from some agency, or may go on permanent vacation and so on.
Last edited by WinterStars; 19th May 2012 at 20:18.
I am all ears ... :diablo:Sukhoi favored another innovative approach – 85 percent of the surface of PAK FA is covered with unique coating made of nano-particle materials that decrease the visibility of the plane. (In addition, this coating is also said to offer extra benefit in drag reduction).
The Russian Air Force will receive the first batch of prototypes of its 5th-generation T-50 fighter for performance testing in 2013
Could be good news about '51', maybe they resolved the structural issues without having to send it back to KnAAPO.двойка летает регулярно...на этой неделе была крайняя работа.. копейка в процессе сборки... а вот с трёшкой всё гораздо туманнее
'52' flies regularly...this week they were extremely busy…'51' is in the process of being assembled….and then there's '53' about which everything is really unclear.
Ilya Fyodorov interview about the Stage 2 engine (though nothing new to add since the 'Engines 2012 Expo' and already detailed earlier this thread):
T-50-3 has started taxi tests. Thanks for the newsbit to Flateric.
He was my North, my South, my East and West,
My working week and my Sunday rest,
My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song;
I thought that love would last forever; I was wrong.
The stars are not wanted now; put out every one:
Pack up the moon and dismantle the sun;
Pour away the ocean and sweep up the woods:
For nothing now can ever come to any good.
Looks like a starship from this angle, as usual...
T-50-3. Pavel Noddlov (c)
Berkut, you're a star.
Now looking at the other 3 pictures , i can't really make the bort , my eyes are either telling me "053" or even something ending in "1" on another pic. Could it have been PS-ed out before posting ( just like the first grey Su-34s)?
Oh right, haven't checked the comments on those pics . Guess you can see what you wanna see sometimes.
Ssshhh! It has to be '53'…'cause the mods have removed it from rp.net …..and men in unmarked vehicles have been seen checking Zhukovskii's perimeter fence for suspicious looking *rocks* .
Last edited by Jō Asakura; 16th June 2012 at 20:36.
52, june 15.
photos were removed just because pics were out of RP quality standarts
PS Please don't use IMG tags and just give link to RP page with photo - authors will be grateful as it's a matter of correct view count
Last edited by flateric; 17th June 2012 at 23:20.
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