Aviation Photo #1314515 Sukhoi Su-30MKM - Malaysia - Air Force

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Thrust-vectoring nozzles on the Su-30MKM
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Photo Added: January 04, 2008

Comments (19)

Anonymous
9 years ago
Looks like eyes focusing on the person taking the pic; 'Wat r u lookin at?' lol
Anonymous
9 years ago
Amazing picture! We can feel the power :) 5 stars
Anonymous
9 years ago
The best!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Simply something different and interesting... Great pic
Anonymous
9 years ago
You can the inside of the tubine, the disposition of the tubine in a particular 90deg. plan.
Anonymous
9 years ago
I just love planes
Anonymous
9 years ago
The Su-27 series is such a gorgeous and often unusual aircraft, *especially* from behind. So beautiful.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Well done
nice malaysian air force aircraft
Anonymous
9 years ago
Cool, extra ordinary view of the engines, and details are brillant.
Anonymous
9 years ago
I love the way the nozzles are design to vector slighlty diagonal.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Sukhoi are the greatest fighter jet ever and i admit,it is my favourite among of all!!!
Anonymous
9 years ago
The nozzles are not designed to be diagonal, they are simply at rest and drooping.
Killer shot,tho.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Wonder what it feels like if it's turned on standing there?
Anonymous
8 years ago
Fabulous picture!
Is it just me, or does it have a face? Nozzles for eyes (which look remarkably like E.T!), nose undercarriage for its nose, and the two orange supports finishing off the mouth!
Anonymous
8 years ago
To visitor from US: it's nozzels especially designed to be diagonal. It helps in tight turn.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Congratulations to russian engineers for making such a beautiful and powerful a/c
Anonymous
7 years ago
Crosseyed?
Anonymous
7 years ago
Fantastic shot!
Anonymous
5 years ago
I'm not sure if you guys are saying it right as far as the angle of the nozzles as shown in the picture. I think the one guy is right that they are only in this position because they are drooping at rest. The reason they are capable of pointing in like this is to go in OPPOSITE directions to help the ailerons and stabilators to roll the aircraft. To increase roll rate. One up, one down....or whatever direction the pilot is trying to go. I doubt they would both be pointed this way in flight. Not for very long I suppose. Maybe when the pilot is trying to erase his previous stick movement. Lets leave it to the demo pilot to show us. All the better. By the way, this is the most unique shot of the SU-30 I've ever seen.

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