posted on Jun, 19 2016 @ 02:33 PM
a reply to: Zaphod58
I'd be really happy if we had those beautiful birds in mass production again.
Are any of us really surprised by the Russian's struggles with this aircraft? WiB can have some pretty ridiculous articles and claims from time to
time and they do make it impossible to criticize them on their own site. They are spot on with the T-50 though. It's engines are garbage. All the
Russian birds have garbage engines. They make power but they do it without reliability in mind.
The T-50 just doesn't pass the eye test either. Lots of exposed surfaces. I have no way of seeing how they're hiding the fan blades with their inlet
design. There is huge portions of exposed metal over the engines body that must be radiating a huge heat signature to enemy guidance systems. There
are exposed grates and gaps in the body lines everywhere. It looks like a very crudely built product of a mating of an F-22 with an Su-27.
At least the Chinese don't let the pictures that come out be so clear that you can obviously see all the flaws immediately. Although the J-20 looks
like an overweight unholy experiment of crossbreeding a Eurofighter with the T-50 that also somehow invited an F-35 to the party after it bought
roofies off a Mig-25 at the gas station. That thing looks like it would struggle with 7gs.