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Russia's New T-50 Stealth Fighter on Show

The Sukhoi PAK FA is a twin-engine jet fighter being developed by Sukhoi for the Russian Air Force. The Sukhoi T-50 is the prototype for PAK FA. The PAK FA is one of only a handful of stealth jet programs globally. The PAK FA, a fifth generation jet fighter, is intended to be the successor to the MiG-29 and Su-27 in the Russian inventory and serve as the basis of the Sukhoi/HAL FGFA being developed with India. The T-50 prototype performed its first flight 29 January 2010. By 31 August 2010, it had made 17 flights and by mid-November, 40 in total. The second T-50 was to start its flight test by the end of 2010, but this was delayed until March 2011. The Russian Defense Ministry will purchase the first 10 evaluation example aircraft after 2012 and then 60 production standard aircraft after 2016. The first batch of fighters will be delivered with current technology engines. The PAK-FA is expected to have a service life of about 30–35 years. Read more at

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    MENTORKNIGHT Nov 06, 2012

    Interesting numbering system that Russia has for this stealth fighter...T-50. Someone might think it was a tank.

  2. Tim1952
    Tim1952 Dec 18, 2012

    Glad the Russians benefited so much from the stolen design from the USA. Now if their industry could only match the technology inside the aircraft, they might have a winner. Same comment for the Chinese and their new so-called stealth fighters.

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