|For my part, I guess I'm largely preaching to the choir here about the F-22's virtues, and if the real PAK-FA does end up looking a lot like it, then this is just practice for shoving my rhetoric down a lot of other people's throats elsewhere.
If this Russian 5th Gen` fighter ends up looking like a carbon copy of the F-22, isn`t it to be expected?
Not according to what most people on the Internet have been saying over the past umpteen years. I'm not just talking about Flanker fanboys, either. And most of these people still claim to be unconvinced about the F-22.
The F-22 is the state of the art. Why would Russia re-invent the wheel when it`s been done once. It would be foolish and costly to do anything else.
There are also many people, even ones who like the F-22, who have said and keep saying that the F-23 would have been superior. Why wouldn't the Russians copy that design, then? I admit that I'm being a bit cheeky and facetious with this sort of rhetoric, but there's always some truth or point in such kidding around, nonetheless.
Who knows, they may even find a way to do some things better?
I have heard this new jet called the "Mig-50 or F/A-50" or something like that, the pictures around the net are ancient.
The current PAK-FA configuration is the T-50 (mentioned earlier), and nobody outside of Sukhoi really knows anything about its design features, although for some reason, just about every depiction looks like either the F-22 or more often the YF-22.