The SU 57


The Russian network which recently aired unique footage of a Su-57 flying so close to a turboprop An-12 that the film crew could see into the jet pilot’s eyes has done it again, this time showing off the planes’ performance as they flew closer and closer to the ground.

The new video, released by Zvezda, the official TV channel of the Russian defense ministry, shows the planes flying behind the An-12, easily coping with the cargo plane’s tailwind as it descends, first to 400 meters, then to 300 meters, before flying under it.

Earlier, Zvezda released other unique footage of fifth-generation air superiority fighter planes’ testing, showing them flying extremely close to the An-12, and filming extreme stress testing of the plane’s airframe at Sukhoi’s design offices.

The Su-57 is Russia’s most advanced air superiority fighter design. The stealth, single-seat, dual-engine, supermaneuverable plane is being equipped with cutting-edge avionics, electronics, and weapons, and has been tested in in combat against jihadist targets in Syria. The Russian military expects to receive its first production-run Su-57s in 2019, with a dozen planes on ordered and more orders expected after that.

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  1. I suspect it will cost a great deal less and perform without having to have software upgrades every 5 minutes and other expensive hardware just to get it to fly as compared the American counterpart that can’t spend 10 minutes in the air without something failing …..or falling off. But hey, the F-35 is a huge success….for the contractors who are bilking the Americans tax payers for every cent they can steal.
    So while the F-35 will be spend the majority of its life, however short or long, the Russians and Chinese will be flying theirs into American airspace while Americans argue about rayyyyyycism and illegals.
    America has been plundered and butt raped…all while Americans slept.

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