- Mar 24, 2009
I have a feeling that we are out of FGFA program or else the IAF would not have given green signal for MCA to DRDO.
If u observe the design espically the wing layout for MCA (the new wing tunnel model or old concept design) you will get a feeling it will have primary air to air capability.no man MCA is long way to go.
PAKFA will replace Frontline fighters ,MCA will replace Attack Bombers.
we defenatly need 2 kinds of 5th gen planes for future.
MCA can only see service after 2020 + only.
PAKFA can come to 2015 only...
The design specifications are not entirely known. So, it's difficult to speculate on what the MCA will be used for.If u observe the design espically the wing layout for MCA (the new wing tunnel model or old concept design) you will get a feeling it will have primary air to air capability.
yeah u r right but we get TOT & production rights 4 PAKFA.dont compare mca with fgfa .
1. the time line is big doffrence -we should get our fgfa or pak-fa ( for the start ) by 2014 -2015 and mca should be ready by 2018 -2020.
2. The need for both the fighters are different. as said by iaf ( but rest god knows)
3. I highly doubt the capability of drdo to scheive a world class fifth generation fighter earlier than american are designing seventh gen and russian designing sixth.
yes the only way we can skip the - fgfa is for JSF- 35 , if we go for jsf. because in fgfa the positive was - involvement in design and progress. but Russian are not really involving us except for money . so its not a bad option to go for a proven fighter. if given choice.
Well, if you observe closely, the pics that have been posted by you have a different wing design (almost like a delta shape and without canards) than the last three images that I have posted. The last three images have a forward-swept wing design that incorporates canards which is fundamentally different from the delta wing design.All three are the same design from different angles.
I was replying to the post before yours....about my postsWell, if you observe closely, the pics that have been posted by you have a different wing design (almost like a delta shape) than the last three images that I have posted. The last three images have a swept-back wing design which is fundamentally different from the delta wing design.
Please let me know if I am misinterpreting you...
Mate...That is not PAK-FA...That is some artist's impression or some fanboy's wet dream. So why waste breath over it...I posted those pics in april or may...Looks like the Russians are impressed with the X-44 design giving PAK-FA enlongated delta wing structure but with two small vertical tailfins.
Speaking on closer plans, the senior officer said Russia’s fifth-generation fighter jet will see its maiden flight later this year, “in November, or probably in December.” So far three prototypes of the PAK FA have been built for land tests, and a machine for aerial tests is on its way. PAK FA is a multipurpose super maneuverable stealth aircraft designed by Sukhoi.