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Originally posted by Dimitri Dzengalshlevi
reply to post by Foppezao
Both the Berkut and MiG 1.44 concepts are being considered for export sales by Sukhoi and Mikoyan corporations, apparently.
Originally posted by DrJay1975
I'm fairly certain the simulation for A2A combat between the F22 and SUV-33 said that for every F22 taken down aproximately 20-27 of the Russian fighters would be taken down. Even when the Russiand came out with more advanced aircraft our avionics and electronics superiority were able to keep 25 year old aircraft designs on par with brand spanking new models.
The movable tails remind me of the YF-23.
I am also of the opinion that if an aircraft is too good at what it does then it's not available for sale. We still aren't selling em. AAnd Russia is coproducing theirs with India, 200 each and 600 for sale...
Originally posted by James R. Hawkwood
Originally posted by sherpa
They say that stealth is one of this new planes strong suits and yet it does not have the same degree of facets and chines as say the F117 maybe there is a trade off with aerodynamics and the need for speed at least that seems logical to me.
Sherpa, the F-117 used older styled stealh techniques that were cumbersome in practical usuage in planes.
With improvements in RCS reduction, planes could be made stealthy just as much as the F-117 but with the outer skin of the aircraft more smoother for better aerodynamic performance.
So it is entirely possible for this aircraft to be extreemly stealthy whilest being just as aerodynamicaly smooth as a Flanker.