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SU-35 Video pretty cool jet

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by MTBLAZER89, Jul 17, 2004.

  1. MTBLAZER89

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    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    sweet video /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
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    Yea. the SU-35 is one nasty ass plane. The Russians figured out thrust vectoring some time ago and did "what US intelligence said was impossible" the Cobra manuver at the farnborough airshow for everyone to see. In a dogfight (which doesnt happen much these days) it would kick our butts. Thats why the F-22 Raptor was designed with Thrust Vectoring AND Stealth technology. Its better to have See first-Kill first capability as primary defense and Thrust Vectoring capabilities as a secondary.

    Still find it hard to believe the Russians dont have people lining up at their doors to buy their planes, especially for the cheap cost they have offered to sell them for /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
     
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    looks basically like a su-27 with thrust vectoring added on. No doubt it'd be nasty in a up close dog fight, but our jets have always had the advantage over soviet/russian designs in their superior attack radar / missile technologies. I forget what the range is, but the F-22 can detect/attack income enemy planes at some silly distance. Supercruise is a terrific advantage as well, russian fighters (dunno about the 35) have never had good fuel economy... the f22 can fly over mach 1.5 without 'burners, making it the most fuel efficient supersonic fighter there is.

    lastly, i didnt see anything about it in the video, but traditionally the russians have not used much mid-air refueling... wonder if ther su-35 can do it.

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