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Su-35S at Le Bourget -WOW!

Old 22nd Jun 2013, 14:01
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Su-35S at Le Bourget -WOW!

Russia's Su-35S shows art of aerobatics at Le Bourget - English pravda.ru
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Old 22nd Jun 2013, 14:18
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I can foresee the odd difficulty getting the pipper onto the cockpit of that pesky crittur.........................
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Old 22nd Jun 2013, 14:25
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Hmm. Makes "agile" look a bit pedestrian.
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Old 22nd Jun 2013, 15:25
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BOAC..indeed.

Can't see the pilot of one of these having any trouble pointing his jet at one of ours though.
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Old 22nd Jun 2013, 15:38
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It's impressive just how far the thrust-vectoring has come along in the last 10 years since Anatoly Kvochur started wowing the crowds. Imagine how impressive the next generation of these will be without the G-constraints of a human body inside....
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The way I see it is the west seem to go with Fads, trying to build different designs of ever changing complexity.... In effect having to start again from scratch on designs


We had the conventional swept winged like the Lightning and Phantom
Then went over to a swing wing like the Tornado
Then swopped over to a delta design like the Typhoon
Next is back to conventional with the F35


The Russians on the other hand have copied the design layout of the F-15 and then through several generations have improved on that design layout getting better and better thus sticking with a game plan and improving it. Which I bet works out significantly cheaper.

MIG 29
SU 27
SU-35

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Old 22nd Jun 2013, 16:12
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How many of these can India afford to buy with UK's 300m overseas aid donation?
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Old 22nd Jun 2013, 17:58
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I'm sure the septics will be along shortly to reassure us that our hard spent budget isn't buying anything more than a 120 million target...

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Old 22nd Jun 2013, 19:42
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Astonishingly for the Daily Mail, some very good photographs in the paper:

Incredible pictures from the Paris Air Show of world's most advanced jets | Mail Online

Particularly like the look of the A400M, maybe a bit biased !!!

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Old 22nd Jun 2013, 20:17
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I don't think the CCCP copied the F15 as such, what they did was create a new aircraft the MIG 29 and then developed other new aircraft from that such as the SU range of aircraft. The Russians are very good at building aerodynamic platforms but they are still some way behind the integrated systems the West enjoy (for the time being anyway...).

Now the next generation aircraft are nearing the completion of the test flying, that's when things will get interesting when the new stealth aircraft goes into production in large numbers to many customers we (the West) cannot sell our aircraft to for one reason or another.

Happy landing...
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Old 22nd Jun 2013, 20:25
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Originally Posted by Zero1
what they did was create a new aircraft the MIG 29 and then developed other new aircraft from that such as the SU range of aircraft.
I thought the MiG29 and SU27 were two completely different concepts.

The MiG being designed as a cheap mass produced aircraft and the SU27 being much much bigger, powerful, cost-not-as-much-an-issue air superiority fighter. Like comparing F-16 to F-15.
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Old 22nd Jun 2013, 20:35
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Wow indeed.

But you can't do that when you've been smacked in the face by an AMRAAM at 40 miles.
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Old 22nd Jun 2013, 20:45
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And if you can't keep the pipper on him, well there's no point having a gun is there?

Excellent we'll do without! (What do you mean we didn't have one in the first place?)
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AMRAAM at 40 miles............surely you can see the flaw in that (even from a stealth aircraft) given the detecting output of this aircraft.
You would not be a surprise at 50 miles, so why would you at 40?
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Sorry mate, what is a detecting output?
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40 miles? GLWT, Passpartout.
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Old 22nd Jun 2013, 22:51
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what they did was create a new aircraft the MIG 29 and then developed other new aircraft from that such as the SU range of aircraft.
I thought the MiG29 and SU27 were two completely different concepts.

The MiG being designed as a cheap mass produced aircraft and the SU27 being much much bigger, powerful, cost-not-as-much-an-issue air superiority fighter. Like comparing F-16 to F-15.
What I was trying to get across was as the design layout remains roughly the same, two engines, two vertical tail planes, conventional wing layout , same aircraft layout, that way each model no matter the differences learns from the predecessor as to how to improve the design, it evolves.
Chopping back and forth, conventional, swing wing, delta, conventional, that evolution doesn't tend to happen as they in effect start from scratch each time, and is a more expensive option because of that fact.

I'm probably totally wrong, but hey ho it won't be the first or the last time

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bet they can buy a dozen of these for a single F-35 tho.............
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Watching that Sukhoi perform made me feel quite queasy! Imagine the G forces and the sense of disorientation for the pilot in those loops, spins, and rolls. Amazing.
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Maybe this will focus attention on Typhoon TVN.
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