More Pics of Russia's 5th Gen Fighter


Sukhoi T-50 PAK FA

Check out these pics of Russia's attempt at building a rival to the F-22; the Sukhoi T-50 PAK-FA.

This is the jet being developed to replace Russia's rundown fleet of MiG-29s and and oldest Su-27s. It's also going to serve as the basis for India's first Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft; essentially a two seat version of the T-50 built by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited.

While there's not a ton of info available on the jet, it's believed that it will come equipped with all the standard features of modern fighters: datalinks, stealth, AESA radars, the ability to fly supersonically without using the afterburner (supercruising), internal weapons bays and 3D thrust vectoring engines, among other features.

We'll see if Sukoi is actually able to deliver on the bird in a timely manner. It took nearly two decades after its first flight for the Su-34 fighter-bomber to enter production, and that plane was based off the already in-service Su-27.

Well done to Steve Trimble at Flight Global for finding the pics.

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