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India doesn't like Sukhoi T-50 because its "rubbish"

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posted on Jan, 27 2014 @ 10:37 PM
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Hahahahahahahahahaha most advanced fighter in the world lol that was a good one!




posted on Jan, 28 2014 @ 08:27 AM
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Early prototypes are always like that, even the F22 was. Later iterations of the T-50 and Chinese stuff will be more to western standards in terms of skin stealth refinements. Look at the latest version of China's J-20 compared to the first prototype and you'll see what I mean.

That's not to say the T-50 will be as smooth as a baby's back side, Russian hardware always seams to be a little rough around the edges compared to western hardware.



posted on Jan, 28 2014 @ 09:51 AM
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The T-50 doesn't and didn't have actual canards. They are retractable LEX panels.



posted on Jan, 28 2014 @ 10:02 AM
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Exactly. What everyone is overlooking is that the AL;41 is not meant for the T-50. All the performance issues stem directly from that.

As for reliability, just look at our stealth fleet. At any given time there are between three and five B-2s available out of 20 now that Spirit of Washington is back. They have had twenty years and only hit the mid 70% mission capable if they are lucky.



posted on Jan, 28 2014 @ 11:48 AM
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Stealth and reliable high tech. are tricky things indeed.

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posted on Jan, 28 2014 @ 11:55 AM
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What everyone is overlooking is that the AL;41 is not meant for the T-50. All the performance issues stem directly from that.


Imagine what it could do with a couple of F119's....or maybe with that "new" system.



posted on Jan, 28 2014 @ 12:33 PM
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The T-50 doesn't and didn't have actual canards. They are retractable LEX panels.

I just meant canards in general. I always liked them on earlier SUs



posted on Jan, 28 2014 @ 12:39 PM
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I just meant canards in general.


this?


j/k



posted on Jan, 28 2014 @ 01:46 PM
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With the advances in flight controls and aerodynamics, added to TVR they are just added weight and complexity.



posted on Jan, 28 2014 @ 01:48 PM
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Not to mention unstealthy. And vectored thrust works great...
But they look cool.



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