Russia makes the most beautiful aircrafts. No one can disagree with that.
She can argue
those new Russian aircraft paintjobs are really sexy for some reason, better than raw aluminum covered in rust or dirty blue splotches.
>literally canceled because it was too ugly
I love the Fulcrum, shame no one else seems to
fulcrum is cool
but her engine is shit
>open the picture
>boyfriend notices I have the "oh fuck me" face I usually reserve for our special nights in
>he comes take a look
>"Meh, I still like the A-10 more"
i want to post a burning F-22, but this a Russian bird thread so post the better version of that pic
I can assure you there are more pics of F-22 and F-35 doing stupid shit.
Smith why are you so gay?
>It was far from a state-of-the-art solution and a more modern bypass turbojet engine would have been preferable in terms of fuel economy, but in compensation that R-95Sh had plenty of power, and was very rugged and reliable as well. It was also not fussy about the grade of fuel it used, and could even burn diesel fuel in a pinch.
thank for the link
>imagine catching this baby fill up at a gas station
Not VTOL. All-weather interceptor. 1949
well people on forums said that the bright mind who comed up with that paintjob was arrested and they are reverting with the more appealing 2/3 tone camo,enjoy the wannabe hill/egypt one plaintjobs till they last
the bird was burning right after landing, so anything that lead to that pic must start before it land and stop before that pic be taken
if you count that as burnt on the ground so this is
>russia makes most beautiful aircrafts
>everyone posts their only beautiful aircraft
>every slavboo posts crashed american hi tech planes
>nobody realizes that no crashed soviet prototypes are out because they live in dictatorship
Russians made ONE beautiful fighter.
The rest aren't worth mentioning on any scale.
Reduced stall velocity, greater maneuverability across the flight envelope. Cons include but are not limited to: high inherent instability, more expensive construction (wingflex related, look it up on wikipedia).
>>nobody realizes that no crashed soviet prototypes are out because they live in dictatorship
tfw you can find Su-27 history on the net
the point is this a slavshit thread, don't go fullretard posting offtopic shit and bragging about it
>every slavboo posts crashed american hi tech planes
You're an idiot, look up who posted the first crashed plane.
>mfw I've seen a Mi-8 fly 50ft over me IRL and it was fuckhueg
>mfw it was followed by a Mi-26 that looked bigger than the airbus plane that brought me there and made the mi-8 look cyka
>slavshit pls go
>over priced over hyped by lockheed shill pls go
Not just America's Fighter, the World's FREEDOM Fighter
Russian planes are awesome and beautifuls, i agree.
But as a French, i love French ones.
Wow, an American who likes Dassault planes, that is rare !
Have you ever seen the Super Mirage 4000 ? My favourite, beautiful as fuck !
i am a slavboo but have fall in love with Rafale after watching that French science tv that have a dude doing model stuff inside a truck, and talking with another dude(sometime a girl) through a TV. awesome shot
I know what you talking about, the show is called "C'est pas sorcier".
I fell in love with the French combat helicopter "Gazelle" because of this show ;-)
No specifics reasons, i discovered it because of the show, i was very young, and i find this heli ans the Dauphin II the most beautifuls helis on earth.
They are fast, slender, and i like their fenestron tail rotor.
imagine your average MH6
at the same time you carry troops, you have a lot of weapons to choose to mount on it, such as a 20mm auto canon, some kind of french made hellfire, left or right 7.62 door gunner MG, rockets pods, and many other shit you can do in a mini-huey
>Russia makes the most beautiful aircrafts
after that episode, the Gazelle is like the best helo in the world for me.
got many good memories with this show, it bring me to auto and aircraft. Too bad my local tv chanel only got some episode :h
>I wonder what the advantage of setting up the wings like that was
so when i pretend im a plane i can put my arms forward and if somebody walks in on me they wouldn't think im pretending to be naruto which would be much more embarassing
What does that have to do with anything?
T-8 design was finalized before USAF had a proposal for A-X ready.
If anyone stole anything here it was America...
There are talks about building a dedicated civilian airliner variant. Fingers crossed.
i liked the F-14 when i was a little kid, but then grew up and got more refined taste.
I'll admit, the Su-35 is the sexist plane around.
But I can't draw my eyes from the F-16 Block 60 either.
>there will never be a F-16XL with CFTs, dorsal sensor spine, a DSI intake and a GE F120 engine
it hurts to live...
probably because there are some 180 f-22s and what
Su-25 is the Russian analogue to the A-10, yes.
In fact, the Su-25 looks very similar to the aircraft that came second place to the A-10 in the CAS aircraft competition.
Su-25 is not so much BRRT as it is about carrying a lot of rockets and "WOOSHOOSHOSHOSHOSHOSH" etc. It's also pretty fast once it's fired all its munitions.
Quite a few Ukrainian Su-25s have been knocked out by AA in Donbass region, though. They're vulnerable :(
>In fact, the Su-25 looks very similar to the aircraft that came second place to the A-10 in the CAS aircraft competition.
Also if one puts pilots with less than 100 hours of flight time into a machine of war, do not expect success. Ukrainian pilots are barely flight worthy by Russian standards, and not at all by American.
It costs a million to two million per year to keep pilots trained up.
Su-25 costs 11 million....
It might not be worth it for small countries to have trained pilots. Might actually be cheaper to lose the damn planes.
If only... if only.
On another note - \k\omrades, how we forgot about this beauty?
why the hell you think we have no airforce. yes, we have a shit load of old Mig-21 but we ordering new Flanker from Rus and we already have about 50 Flanker. Russian are trying to sell us Pak Fa, but that thing is quite expensive
>implying the slav pilot knew what he was doing
"ok ivan sit in cockpit and pull back on stick till no more vroom vroom, see instrument cluster light up like christmas tree? ignore blinking lights aircraft is fine more thrust!"
everyone present that day was lucky to have escaped with their lives
Yes, I'm sure getting rid of all your kinetic energy in some dumb Cobra move will improve your chances in a dogfight.
I'm sure getting rid of your missiles energy in some dumb turn will help it hit the target.
Protip: The entire reason you want energy in a firefight is the ability to leverage it for position and lend it to fired ordinance.
Which will be lost when you pull of that useless air show maneuver.
Upon closer inspection of most Russian aircraft you'd be saddened by the piss poor build quality and you'll never ever be able to look at them the same again.
I once watched an Indian/Russian (Sukhoi engineers) during Redflag go through 2-3 engine failures in multiple aircraft, all engines pairs had to be scuttled from different aircraft and the broken engines had to be sent back to Russia, because the Ruskies don't give/sell spares.
yeah unfortunately engines seem to be a huge issue with slavshit.
They tend to design them for incredibly short service lives (<500 hours). The American CONSTANT PEG program had huge issues with this, due to the fact that they had to learn how to rebuild the engine from scratch if they were to really test the captured equipment.
Other issues include things like the compressor blades shearing off into the engines at high Gs.
Pretty much any jet engine can be run using any flammable substance in liquid or gaseous phase, this is not a unique feature of russian engines.
Energy is relative, and far more than forward speed, it's also altitude for example (Ep).
Not more than an enemys short range missile fired in a way that they don't have to waste half their fuel turning.
>However, not in the way the gif seems to prescribe.
True, but it's a good high risk suicide maneuver.
For example, if someone is chasing an F-35, all it can do is keep going forward and fire AIM-9x. Then the missile has to curve around and waste fuel trying to maneuver for you. This lowers the range at which the missile can engage chasing foes, and any chasing foe can attack you well out of off bore AIM9X range.
However a F-22 or some other TVC aircraft can do a more advantageous thing by using extremely high AoE to slow themselves almost below stall, forcing an enemy to close range (because he isn't doing the same move) and slipping a few hundred feet below him at which point you lock on and fire a missile directly at his belly. The missile doesn't have to turn so there's far more chance you'll hit the guy at the same range he can hit you.
The key idea here is forcing him to close range. Without that, a higher chasing combatant can just plink at a lower chased all day at his leisure. Your engine ass is turned to him so he has a perfect IR picture as well.
The perfect countermove to this would actually be for the enemy to accelerate to max dry airspeed.
>Upon closer inspection of most Russian aircraft you'd be saddened by the piss poor build quality and you'll never ever be able to look at them the same again.
You are now realizing that a lot of photography of US planes is done as a photo op, and they're actually just as dirty. Because they're working planes.
>I once watched an Indian/Russian (Sukhoi engineers) during Redflag go through 2-3 engine failures in multiple aircraft, all engines pairs had to be scuttled from different aircraft and the broken engines had to be sent back to Russia, because the Ruskies don't give/sell spares.
Is a myth spread by colonel Terence Fornof, and it's basically a lie he told his intro class as entertainment.
The Indians were told to watch for FOD on US airfields, their commanders told them Americans like to litter and that the pilots would be paying for any damage to the aircraft. During that same red flag USA had more issues that grounded them.