Is Russia STILL a serious competitor, in Mil aviation?

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Unread post14 May 2021, 20:53

milosh wrote:And don't underestimate Su-57 only because it doesn't look like F-22, Su-57 is more like F-23,

That would be YF-23. there was never an F-23 because it didn't get picked... it lost to the F-22

flat airframe,

"Flat" like a Flanker, but its no Flanker. flat like American fighter!

huge wing,

What are the sizes compared in meters squared?

exotic tail,

4 posts aren't pelicans

radar blocker instead S-duct.

did I mention it lost?
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Unread post15 May 2021, 06:55

wrightwing wrote:You don't get from .5 - .1m^2 to .001m^2 by adding radar blockers and new nozzles.

Apples to oranges.

MEAN rcs is value mentioned for Su-57 model.

If you read chinese study they got similar mean values, they also mentioned they aren't different from other stealth models similar size they tested.

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