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Sukhoi Su-57 Meta Thread

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posted on Jan, 2 2019 @ 05:44 PM
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originally posted by: moebius
The primary benefits of a DSI are weight and cost savings.

Afaik it has marginal effect on performance. The F-16 DSI for example has only shown slightly better power at subsonic speeds.

It is probably more stealthy, requires less RAM I guess.


DSI is mainly aethetics.




posted on Jan, 12 2019 @ 12:29 PM
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More Su-57 news:

The Su-57 "will" be equipped with a Kinzhal like missile:

www.ruaviation.com...

The Su-57 got an update to its stealth coating:

www.ruaviation.com...



posted on Jan, 12 2019 @ 12:29 PM
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edit on 12-1-2019 by anzha because: double post



posted on Jan, 12 2019 @ 07:41 PM
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With limited number of airframes I think they will just use the Su57 as a test platform for future more mature airframes.Unless they can get their engines up to spec.Wishful thinking..



posted on Jan, 13 2019 @ 04:19 PM
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a reply to: Blackfinger

I'm pretty down on the SU-57 and think they have decided to shoot the program in the head due to funding constraints. If they have, they will use the Su-57 as a testbed as you said. However, there comes a point where the farther you fall behind in tech, the worse things get: at some point it starts becoming a cold start again and that's...an enormous hurdle to get over these days.

However, let's keep an open mind and let's wait and see.

I have been wrong before and will be again.



posted on Jan, 13 2019 @ 05:44 PM
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a reply to: anzha

They've made some serious leaps in a few areas and are a lot closer to on par with us than people realize. Those areas, right now, are more useful to them than the Su-57, because they're going to see a bigger return for far less money.



posted on Jan, 13 2019 @ 06:16 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58
I agree there.Some things like Hypersonic missiles and Radar packs are something the USA really need to watch for.Im not sure if its better for them to scrap the engines and go with a clean sheet or continue battling on with what they have.



posted on Jan, 16 2019 @ 07:40 AM
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Russia is now stating they will place the next LRIP order of 13 Su-57 in 2020.

www.ruaviation.com...



posted on Jan, 16 2019 @ 11:24 AM
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a reply to: anzha

One of the aggressor squadron's F-16s will get the Su-57's paint scheme:

theaviationist.com...



posted on Jan, 16 2019 @ 11:24 AM
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a reply to: anzha

I'm loving the J-31 paint on the F-35.



posted on Jan, 16 2019 @ 12:31 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

They ought to take one of the earlier F-35s that they might have issues upgrading and paint it like J-31 for the aggressor squadron.



posted on Jan, 16 2019 @ 12:44 PM
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a reply to: anzha

That's like every F-35 so far! We don't need that many aggresors!



posted on Jan, 16 2019 @ 12:57 PM
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a reply to: RadioRobert

Piffle. The earliest ones were the ones that they were saying were going to be an issue with the software update and might not be combat coded.



posted on Jan, 16 2019 @ 01:17 PM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: anzha

I'm loving the J-31 paint on the F-35.

That F35 looks bad ass







 
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