posted on Jan, 5 2008 @ 03:15 AM
Well, I post these line drawing is not for fun but for find some generality and particularity of them.
If you remember last drawing of Su-50 I posted you will find some generality are:
1) Both of them is designed as wide set engine nacelle for larger inner capability.
2) all-moving tailplan for supermaneuvable and super-controllable
and pariticularity are:
1) minimized all-moving vertical fin on previous one for reducing total area of fin and horizontal stabilizer vs V tail on this one for more minmized
area of tail.
2) Biger backward sweep angle of leading edge of main wing on previous one vs sweep angle redued on this one.
a) Su-50 will gained more inner capability than F-22 hence will get capasious weapon bay and fuel tank inside.
b) Since wide engine nacelle set means more intergrated of airframe than F-22.
c) All moving taill soever vertical fin or V fin necessarily reduce the RCS and weight compare with so big tail on F-22.
So, even other aspects US may still go ahead of Russia, but the impact Su-50 bring to will being like Su-27 surpassing the F-15 on aerodynamic design.
If UASF has no 100% grasp to avoid dogfight, I have to say, F-22 is going to outdate.
I am not coming here to denigrate F-22, but USAF being dangrous, come on, design a new generation replace the Raptor for US air power never go out.
BTW, XueXiao has been determined as a layout of next generation jet fighter instead of Menglong which I originally appreciated. Which only clue we can
followed is foreplan will be used with tailplan to both, so traditional concept of stealth may be no longer appropriate. Chinese designers are not so
fool to ignoranced advantage of stealth that F-22 taked.
[edit on 5-1-2008 by emile]