Discussion in 'Military Multimedia' started by A.V., Feb 18, 2009.
Russian Air Assault Caucasian Cossack Regiment
The Su-34 photos and fuel carrying comparisons
The Su-32MF/Su-34 Fullback Strike Fighter
The basic configuration of the intended production Su-32MF/Su-34 aircraft is a multirole deep strike fighter, intended to perform the battlefield interdiction, close air support and deep strike roles
Comparison of Su-34 and Su-30MK. The Su-32/34 series is a new design, despite its reuse of a large number of existing Flanker components. The fuselage is largely new sharing only the aft engine nacelles with the Su-27/30
It is interesting to see the differences here........
Cool aircraft but may never see the light of a operational production line. Russia just can't seem to cut the weight down on this series (Flanker family frame) and there engines are better then in past are still a bit behind. A good friend of mine in a different forum is a former USAF F-111 crew chief and the F-111 still gives you more bang in range and payload for a much older design.
Russia has a few aircraft projects that aren't doing well and this one falls into that group. They have avoided major wars so it hasn't bit them in the ass yet but it makes you wonder if push came to shove, could the big Bear still do it. Seeing how they fought in Georgia makes me wonder nothing but 70s & 80s tech from top to bottom, nothing modern.
Your view is further borne out by this article this week in the news.......
I mean this thing first flew in 1952. Give me a break!
THE SU35BM --- recent test flight pictures
Russia is displaying its state-of-the-art, multi-role and highly maneuverable Sukhoi Su-35 Flanker-E fighter at the LAAD-2009 (Latin America Aero & Defence) air show in Brazil.
Russia armed forces can't seem to stay focus and most likely due to funding problems like any other military. R&D needs steady funding and government support something Russia's arms makers haven't received.
Fifth-generation fighter to be developed in joint project
RIA Novosti - Opinion & analysis - Fifth-generation fighter to be developed in joint project
I'll quote some parts
What various flights
This means they have nothing or very little
Big deal they made this for the Su-35 not any make believe 5th generation platform. What's to disclosed on this I don't get it?
Where the 5th generation design? Nothing but upgraded Flankers Russia can't seem to get past this point. India should invest with UK, France, USA, Sweden, for any 5th generation future project, at least there will be a chance for it to be actually made.
The radar for the Su-35bm isn't finished yet and now the firm working on the T-50s radar? what? Do Russians even believe this?
Interested in what? one seat or two seats what's the difference it's not even real nor made! I think India would be interested if Russia actually made the stupid thing already.
F-16 Block-40s been doing this for 10 plus years
Typhoon and other nothing new
The rest of the article we'll I'll stop, I just get a little tired of reading stuff like this and hearing the fanboys in different forums go off on it. Build it, prove, and I'll shut up.
The development of Su-35 is great news for MKI. They are very similar, and MKI can soon get all the upgrades of the Su-35, making them on par. I actually think MKI will be better than Su-35, considering MKI has two crew members and airframe design of MKI seems better, thanks to the canards.
Isn't Su-35BM equipped with passive electronically scanned array N035 Irbis-E radar?
Any how I think IAF plans to integrate the usable techs. during MKI's upgrade or the ones which are to be delivered later.
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