August 8, 2012
The Russian aircraft manufacturer Sukhoi said Wednesday it has begun testing a fifth generation fighter T-50 (PAK-FA) with a single radar with active electronically scanning.
“In initial testing ground and airborne radar using an array antenna with phase control installed on a prototype T-50-3 gave strong performances in the plans” air-air “and” air-surface “. These performances are worthy of the best existing aircraft,” Sukhoi said in a statement.
The T-50 must have all the performance of a 5th generation aircraft: a low radar signature and heat, a supersonic cruise speed, high integration of control systems, etc.. The aircraft is designed to replace the MIG-29 and Su-27 in service with the Russian army. The T-50 was developed in Russia since the 1990s.
Indo-Russian 5th generation fighter now has Aesa radar : Sukhoi | idrw.org
From this pic it seems that PAK-FA is substantially longer than Mig29. As Mig29 is known to be 17.37m long, some simple interpolation calculation suggests that PAK-FA is about 22m long, about the same length as Su27. This is hardly surprising considering that both aircraft use same lines of engines. This should put to rest claims that PAK-FA is less than 20 m long.
I wonder where someone getting some calculations ? fan boys at Chinese forums ..
These pictures do show that PAK-FA and Su27 have roughly the sme length whereas Su34 is substantially longer. I think it is safe to say to PAK-FA is at least 21 m long excluding pitot tube.
Great. And you measured it with your hawk eyes.
[QUOTE=tony4562;553475]Safe to say what ? where is the information on official site ?
I dont have any figures but from the photos, PAK-FA is larger than Mig-29 and shorter than SU-27..
First of all - apologies for the OT necro-reply.
Only the software error does not explain the 1% success rate for Patriots during GW1. There is more to this story.
An interesting and little known fact is that most of the SCUDS fired during GW1 were not actually "SCUDS". They were modified SCUDS with the Iraqi designation of "Al Hussein". These were basically SCUDS cut up and rejoined to create longer ranged missiles. Although this increased the range, there was a problem. When fired, during the re-entry phase, these missiles were not able to handle the heat and stress and the airframe would often disintegrate. When they disintegrated, the largest piece (but junk) would be the fuel tank. The Patriots would go for this piece while the war-head would fall off separate like a dumb bomb.
P.S. - These were created during Iran-Iraq War to hit Tehran because the 300 mile range of the original SCUDS was not enough for hitting Tehran.
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