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PAK-FA Tests Underway

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posted on Dec, 28 2009 @ 09:35 PM
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...Maybe.


The prototype of Sukhoi’s fifth-generation fighter, known as PAK-FA or T-50, has started taxi trials with an aim to make first flight early in January, industry sources say.


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Source appears reasonably reputable and this follows along the timeline laid out by the Russians so far. Either it's the real deal, and pictures of the thing should be out in a few months, or it's fake and somebody's trying to convince us that everything's going swimmingly. Make your own conclusions, but I'm intruiged.

Pr0




posted on Dec, 29 2009 @ 04:08 AM
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good stuff, looking forward to seeing the first pictures of it so we call make the obvious comparisons.

Can I just request that people refrain from posting drawings and cgi fantasy art to illustrate this thread?

We've seen them all before and they are completely irrelevant, only a genuine photograph will do.

After that we can have great fun seeing how close or how wide of the mark they all were



posted on Dec, 29 2009 @ 04:11 AM
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If the CGI images are close to the real thing it looks comparable to the F22. Ill be interested in seeing what the Ruskees are up to.



posted on Jan, 28 2010 @ 08:26 PM
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UPDATE: PAKFA First Flight



The first prototype of the Sukhoi T-50 PAK-FA is scheduled to make its first flight from Sukhoi's KNAPPO facility at Komsomolsk-on-Amur in Russian Far East. A Sukhoi spokesman told the RIA Novosti news agency that the flight was originally scheduled for Thursday but was postponed to Friday. The aircraft successfully completed two taxiing tests just before Christmas.


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RiaNovosti

i hope we'll see some pics



posted on Jan, 29 2010 @ 02:49 AM
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They are there for at least two hours:

sukhoi.org...
sukhoi.org...
sukhoi.org...

The plane has 10 (!) internal hardpoints!



posted on Jan, 29 2010 @ 02:50 AM
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There's a link with what appear to be taxi/rotation test plcs on the ATS Weaponary forum. www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Jan, 29 2010 @ 04:34 AM
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I did a few interesting screenshots:

www.hitechweb.genezis.eu...



posted on Jan, 29 2010 @ 05:59 AM
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Originally posted by matej
I did a few interesting screenshots:

www.hitechweb.genezis.eu...


It is COOL!

a heavy fighter.



posted on Jan, 29 2010 @ 06:45 AM
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BBC Link

Nice video here of a test flight.



posted on Jan, 29 2010 @ 06:56 AM
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Approve.

Looks like the NPO Saturn render that came out I don't know how long ago had it dead on. Can definitely see the influence of the Berkut in the slightly upturned radome. And does anyone else get just a flash of the YF-23 in there?

Been waiting for today for a fair time. Can't wait to see it painted and put through its paces.



posted on Jan, 29 2010 @ 07:13 AM
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Berkut in the slightly upturned radome. And does anyone else get just a flash of the YF-23 in there?

Looks like a mix of the F-35 (nose), Su-27 (nose?), YF-23, & Su-47. Looks pretty cool
although would prefer a single piece canopy of the F-22 and F-16. Have official performance figures been released?

[edit on 29/1/2010 by C0bzz]



posted on Jan, 29 2010 @ 07:17 AM
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F-22 will not be lonely in future.


now he has a new friend.



posted on Jan, 29 2010 @ 07:58 AM
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here's the vid:



i know many of you have seen it but i'm putting this here for those who can't be bothered to click on links to other sites.


[edit on 1.29.10 by toreishi]



posted on Jan, 29 2010 @ 08:09 AM
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Originally posted by C0bzz
Looks pretty cool
although would prefer a single piece canopy of the F-22 and F-16.


Serial production machines will have it. Only the prototypes have two pieces.

[edit on 29-1-2010 by matej]



posted on Jan, 29 2010 @ 08:58 AM
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1. I presume the large landing gear is for landing on unprepared runways?

2. Are those sideways looking radars to the sides of the engine intakes?



posted on Jan, 29 2010 @ 10:54 AM
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2. Are those sideways looking radars to the sides of the engine intakes?


they could be the hydraulic controls for the movable LERX

[edit on 1.29.10 by toreishi]



posted on Jan, 29 2010 @ 11:27 AM
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And it finally arrives! (on TV)
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Ура товарищи!


Darkpro you must be overjoyed


Doesn't look like the exhausts are protected/covered by the vertical or horizontal tail fins to reduce the heat signature (as they are on the Raptor). These are not the proposed stead-state engines for the PAK-FA correct?

Update: One of the guys in a blog linked on a post here, thinks that larger 3D TVC engines in fact help reduce the size of the vertical and horizontal tail fins thus reducing signature..



[edit on 29-1-2010 by Daedalus3]



posted on Jan, 29 2010 @ 01:14 PM
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That song "Jizz in ma pants" comes to mind. It looks very Raptorsky from the top view though. The Sukhoi servers are dead from all the traffic, I would put some adds if I were them... make a little extra money. lol



Found these 2 vids somewhere else...

www.zshare.net...

www.zshare.net...

There you have it.


Found a pretty good "Preliminary Analysis" here..

Aviation Week


[edit on 1/29/2010 by 3vilscript]

[edit on 1/29/2010 by 3vilscript]



posted on Jan, 29 2010 @ 07:04 PM
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That thing is about as stealth as an F-18. Raptor pilots are going to laugh so hard if they ever go into battle because the Russians will be shooting each other down thinking they are hitting Raptors. The Raptors will be very safe for along time, Especially with their new cloaking abilities.


Good job at thinking outside the box Mr.Sakoi.



posted on Jan, 29 2010 @ 08:18 PM
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took longer than i expected for this kind of post to come. Tell me, how exactly is this plane not stealthy at all?



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