Sovietjet From Bulgaria, joined Mar 2003, 2661 posts, RR: 16
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2103 times:
Hehe it's funny how uninformed those people are posting the comments below the vid. First it was a Su-37, then a Su-27 then a Su-35 then a Su-33(navy version? lol), then a Su-37UB(doesnt even exist). In reality it's actually a Su-30MK and yes it does have thrust vectoring and canards which allow it to do that crazy stuff. I think the most amazing is the double Kulbit aka double backflip which it did during the middle somewhere.
FVTu134 From Russia, joined Aug 2005, 173 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2073 times:
Well apart from the fact that I also thought it was the Su-37, it does defy aerodynamics. If it's the -37 then no worries yet, but if it's the Su-30MK or MKI then it's the bird that countries like India, China and if I'm correct also Malaysia are flying. It's not the kind of bird I'd want to dogfight with, even with an F-15 or Raptor.
And for those who want to bring in technology...the gap is not as big as it used to be.
I would love to get half an hour of airtime in one of these and work it's magic.
who decided that a Horizon should be HORIZONtal???
Tu204 From Russia, joined Mar 2006, 1317 posts, RR: 17
Reply 4, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2018 times:
That is impressive, however I would rank this #2 after the MiG-29OVT (MiG-35) display at MAKS 2005! That was truly impressive! The MiG-29 is much lighter than the Su-27/30/35/37 so its maneuvers were something! I have never before in my life seen an aircraft do 3 somersaults in a row and recover so easily and gracefully! (I do not know the name for the maneuver in english)
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