“Russia’s fighters and bombers have been superior to the world since the 1970s. The reasons are not in the Mainstream media. (Russia and China are working together now). A key reason is that Russia is ahead of the world in Titanium alloy research. They have gigantic supplies of Titanium and use it well. It gives their aircraft high strength, armor and in the exhaust it gives the combination of resistance to ultra high temperatures while providing massive strength. This is what gives it ultimate maneuverability that the media writes off without much comment.
The term is “Thrust vectoring” for ultimate twisting and turning. In the air frame strength it allows the pilot to come to an almost immediate stop followed by double twisted flipping. It does in the air what the superior gymnastics people do in their flips and turns. Consequently, without a doubt that is why the US planners chose what they call stand off and stealth. In other words they are afraid to get into a tangled fight because their aircraft F22 and F35 would tear their wings off attempting to escape. Of course the Russian aircraft designers are superior to those of the US and NATO. Go find the German publisher Springer-Verlag who publishes Russia’s journal on Titanium alloy research. Just go scan the pages and find science fiction space age research on Titanium alloys.”
Dr. Ronald Cutburth, engineering scientist, intelligence expert.