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According to a new design specification from the Military-Industrial Commission in Moscow, a transport aircraft, dubbed PAK TA, will fly at supersonic speeds (up to 2,000 km/h) and will boast an impressively high payload of up to 200 tons. It will also have a range of at least 7,000 kilometers.
The PAK TA program envisages 80 new cargo aircraft to be built by 2024. This means in a decade Russia’s Central Command will be able to place a battle-ready armored army anywhere, Expert Online reports, citing a source in the military who attended the closed meeting.
originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: neformore
It has nothing to do with American Superiority Syndrome. It had to do with knowledge of Russian engines FROM A RUSSIAN PILOT, as well as Aerodynamic understanding. A single engine aircraft that size built by ANYONE would be hard pressed at best to get off the ground, let alone supersonic with that range.