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Su-57 - Photos

Old 3rd Feb 2022, 17:37
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Old 3rd Feb 2022, 18:09
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Cute. Is it any good?
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Old 3rd Feb 2022, 18:31
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Interesting arrangement on those leading edge flaps. Looks like they could act as an airbrake too.
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Old 3rd Feb 2022, 18:43
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Originally Posted by MPN11 View Post
Cute. Is it any good?
Who knows....

It does however make the most errie sounding and loud 'blue-note', as seen on flypasts over Moscow last year.



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Old 3rd Feb 2022, 20:25
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Looks very nice - plenty of info on it at wiki....
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Old 3rd Feb 2022, 20:52
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Pretty - bit of a stretch to call it stealth though - gestures towards more like.
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Old 3rd Feb 2022, 23:03
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C W Lemoine has some interesting thoughts on it; just his impressions rather than news because there isn’t that much around:

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Old 4th Feb 2022, 06:46
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Originally Posted by Jhieminga View Post
Interesting arrangement on those leading edge flaps. Looks like they could act as an airbrake too.
Yep - indeed unusual. I'd really be curious to learn more about how they operate.
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Old 4th Feb 2022, 07:18
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It has a lot of wing!

Modern Russian and Chinese fighters (SU-27 onwards) seem optimised for low speed turning fights.

Are they still applying the wrong lessons from Vietnam or are their long range missiles a bit bobbins?
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Old 4th Feb 2022, 07:26
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Looks like a mini Firefox, Clint Eastwood waiting for his call up.
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Old 4th Feb 2022, 07:29
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What a handsome looking machine! "If it looks right, it (usually!) flies right!"

Last I read, recent generation Russian missiles were far from 'Bobbins' - rather quite good I seem to recall.
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Old 4th Feb 2022, 07:55
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Originally Posted by Downwind.Maddl-Land View Post

Last I read, recent generation Russian missiles were far from 'Bobbins' - rather quite good I seem to recall.
]I'm sure your right - just seems the aircraft are not optimised to use them - or at least fight a different fight
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Originally Posted by zambonidriver View Post
Yep - indeed unusual. I'd really be curious to learn more about how they operate.
me too, went to wiki and found this: .......The aircraft incorporates thrust vectoring and large leading edge root extensions that shift the aerodynamic center forward, increasing static instability and maneuverability. These extensions have adjustable leading–edge vortex controllers (LEVCONs) designed to control the generated vortices and can provide trim and improve high angle of attack behaviour, including a quick stall recovery if the thrust vectoring system fails.[83] To air-brake, the ailerons deflect up while the flaperons deflect down and the vertical stabilisers toe inward to increase drag......

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sukhoi_Su-57




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Old 4th Feb 2022, 14:11
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Originally Posted by Jhieminga View Post
Interesting arrangement on those leading edge flaps. Looks like they could act as an airbrake too.
One would they would stay in the neutral position in the event of any hydraulic issues, otherwise could be a tad challenging...
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Looks like a mini Firefox, Clint Eastwood waiting for his call up.
Just remember to think in Russian.....
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