What's cool in Russia?
I think all the planes are cool there(flankers, Superflankers, MiG29s,31s)
What's not so cool in Russia?
1. The manufacturing companies running on a tight budjet line (unlike their western counterparts).
2. As such the economic state of Russia(and hence its direct effect on maintaining the existing fleet of planes or develpoing new ones)
I guess that we just have to hand it out to the russians for turning out such wonderful planes despite all the odds they face
Talk about manouverabilty and immediately it is the sukhois that come to mind. Well the avionics are not as good as their western counterparts but then you will have to understand that just building such planes in itself is a very big achievement.
Do the Russians have advanced simulators etc for training before the actual plane takes to the air?