posted on Dec, 8 2017 @ 02:39 PM
a reply to: Zaphod58
I guess I absolutely suck at explaining things. So maybe sources with their explanation will help where I am aiming at than I will possibly be done
talking about aircraft engines........www.deagel.com...
The AL-41F1 engine is a follow-on of the proven AL-31 which powers Su-27 family aircraft, actually, the AL-41F1 is an evolution of the 117S engine
powering the Su-35 4+ generation fighter aircraft. Compared with the 117S the AL-41F features increased thrust, stealth and the ability to operate at
20,000 meters of altitude compared to only 19,000 meters with the Su-35. The AL-41F1 engine allows the PAK FA to fly over ranges of 3,500 kilometers,
1.5-1.6 Mach supercruise and an operational ceiling of 20,000 meters. The AL-41 engine family is targeted to power both single and twin engine
Than supposedly the izdelie 30. www.deagel.com...
"The new engine will enable the Su-50 to achieve
super-cruise speed and fly at ranges over 5,000 kilometers with no air refueling or external fuel tanks. Compared with the AL-41F1 engine, Izdelie 30
is 30 percent lighter, offers 19,000 kg (42,000-lb) of thrust, and has better fuel efficiency and fewer moving parts resulting in 30 percent lower
life cycle costs. The Izdelie 30 will also support high supercruise speed with outstanding fuel efficiency.
Every combat radius I have seen on most aircraft is basically half the ferry range which is why more or less the conclusions I have found ranging from
every combat aircraft I have found.
Thanks for the information especially your last paragraph that half is not the answer.
edit on 8-12-2017 by wewuzkangz because: (no reason given)