Su-57 Felon

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Unread post15 Sep 2020, 02:54

that's a nice looking topside.
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Unread post15 Sep 2020, 04:10

sprstdlyscottsmn wrote:that's a nice looking topside.



I'm glad you didn't say backside.... :wink:
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Unread post15 Sep 2020, 16:21

It looks better than the prototype, but still not in this league..
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Unread post15 Sep 2020, 17:05

mixelflick wrote:It looks better than the prototype, but still not in this league..

I don't think ANYONE actually expects it to get to the Lock-Mart league. And I would say it doesn't need to. That finish could knock 10dB off the signature though. Actually get it to the -20/-25 range. That would be significant as a loaded Su-35S is still in the 10/15 range.
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Unread post16 Sep 2020, 00:06

Plenty of footage



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Unread post16 Sep 2020, 07:07

Thanks basher! That was some really nice footage with a lot of close ups, interesting details and nice camera work. It's interesting aircraft and will likely have some impressive capabilities. Of course it has some glaring weaknesses when it comes to stealth qualities but otherwise it seems potentially a very capable aircraft depending on how good the avionics systems really are.
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Unread post16 Sep 2020, 07:23

I second that.... 8)
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Unread post07 Oct 2020, 11:48

Spotted this in my online travels:

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Looks like R77M or at least a mock-up thereof. Striking resemblance to the PL-15. Very keen to see what JATM looks like now 8)
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Unread post07 Oct 2020, 15:10

They're making a big deal of this new missile, as well as the fact an SU-35 was recently spotted carrying the R-37. I actually think that's a more interesting missile, if not as practical. I'm also interested to know how close the "brochure stats" of 400km range, Mach 6 hypersonic speed etc. match up with reality.

Even if it can't hit fighter sized targets, it could put enemy aircraft on the defensive quickly... while K-77's are slinged its way. I do think it'll pose a credible threat to tankers/AWACS type aircraft, and USAF would be wise to accelerate development of that micro "anti-missile", missile. Or lasers or..... something, anything to give them a fighting chance.

I doubt China bites on any of these though, as their AAM's seem to be a generation ahead. Which is damned scary if you ask me...
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Unread post07 Oct 2020, 21:16

boogieman wrote:Spotted this in my online travels:

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Looks like R77M or at least a mock-up thereof. Striking resemblance to the PL-15. Very keen to see what JATM looks like now 8)


Doesn't look as PL-15, it is R-77 with classic fins. Externally.

Internally it is lot different then R-77, it have that Agat mini AESA seeker and dual-pulse engine.
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