Skip to comments.Russian stealth fighter aborts takeoff at air show
Posted on 08/21/2011 8:52:13 AM PDT by sukhoi-30mki
Russian stealth fighter aborts takeoff at air show
By MIKHAIL METZEL, Associated Press 1 hour ago
ZHUKOVSKY, Russia (AP) Russia's first stealth fighter jet had to abort a takeoff at Moscow's International Aviation and Space Show on Sunday because of what officials said was a malfunction in the right engine.
The T-50 did not leave the runway and was slowed by a brake parachute.
The twin-engined jet was traveling at 60 miles per hour (100 kph) when the pilot decided to abort takeoff because of a right engine malfunction, the RIA Novosti news agency reported, citing a representative of United Aircraft Building Corp., a state-controlled holding that incorporates top Russian aircraft-makers,
The T-50, which made its maiden flight in January 2010, had been kept out of the public eye before its debut at the air show on Wednesday during a visit by Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.
The fighter is intended to match the U.S. F-22 Raptor, which entered service in 2005.
The T-50 still lacks new engines and state-of-the art equipment, and its serial production is only expected to begin in 2015 at the most optimistic forecast. Two T-50s are currently undergoing tests, and another pair is expe
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Looks like a significant malfunction.
Export or show-off version?
NATO code name ZerO.
It’ a loser, not a fighter. Funny how just one little detail makes such a big difference.
It may look a little bit like a fighter but......
Pilot didn’t have a chance to perform the infamous Russian lawn dart maneuver.
Now that is something I have not seen in a long time, green grass.
The world has turned brown here in the SE Texas desert.
Airplanes are like finely constructed houses, 90% of the work is in the detailing.
The pilot that aborted the air show takeoff is now a cab driver in Nova Zabriskie (better to live a cautious man then die a hero).
That’s got to hurt sales of Russian planes! Russian ships tend to be dependable and workman-like pieces. Not the best but will hold together in a pinch—this is so—un-Russian.
Can’t help but love Ivan. No need to try screwing Ivan, he does it fine by himself.
High performance Volt. At least it does 60.
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China buys jet engines from Russia for their fighters because they are better then their own home grown engines. Truth be told, Russian engines aren't all that hot either. They tend to be big, produce a lot of thrust, and drink fuel like a Russian sailor on a vodka binge. They lack finesse...
Of course, no one noticed because the darned thing is invisible. ;’) Thanks sukhoi-30mki.
That article reads like we shouldn’t even have advanced fighters.
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