- Apr 23, 2018
Yeah, that is what I thought as well, until I saw this last night:-Su27 is basically the same in the exterior design as Su30. The materials are the same mostly. If Su30 can carry weights, Su27 can too.
^And the sauce is stated to be https://www.sukhoi.org/eng/planes/military/su27sk/lth/
Didn't they update it to 4500kg in FOC?Second Tejas mk1 till recently like 2 years back was certified to carry 3500kg only. After tests that value has been updated to 4000 kg. I guess it’s always the balance between weight, drag and range. Stress studies are continuously carried out and based on results after a few years if 4000kg can be increased.