Aviation Photo #1694101 Sukhoi T-50 - Russia - Air Force

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Photo Added: April 29, 2010

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Anonymous
8 years ago
GREAT! I was expecting to see this beautiful lady!
Anonymous
8 years ago
If I am not mistaken, this is the first picture of Russia's 5th generation fighter in Airliners.net. Congratulations!
Anonymous
8 years ago
This is the first photo on Airliners of the new Russian stealth fighter - and it looks remarkably like the F-22 with some F-35 in it too. Not suggesting anyone copied! :)
Anonymous
8 years ago
Thats awesome! The progress of a nation...I must admit...indeed five *****
Anonymous
8 years ago
Wow... that kinda looks like the F-22... I'm shocked.
Anonymous
8 years ago
I'm glad to see this wonder in A.net.
I love this fighter.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Reverse engineering
Anonymous
8 years ago
If you ask me, it looks EXACTLY like the Northrop/Mcdonnell-Douglas F-23A. Nice catch though!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Nice to see newest Russian fighter, looks like YF-23... after all, now computers always give us the same result. Hope more shots of this new arrival !
Anonymous
8 years ago
I'm glad to see Russia creating unique airframes...
Anonymous
8 years ago
Absolutely beautiful aircraft...I've been waiting for a PAK FA photo on here since its first flight in January.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Looking great, even better than the F-22. Awesome, thanks for sharing.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Great shot, there are far to few shots on the PAK-FA T-50 on Airliners. It really looks like a baby of the SU-35 and a F-22. I'm really looking forward to when the T-50 gets it's real tail part.
Anonymous
8 years ago
OK, similary with the Raptor, but aerodynamics and magnetics rules are the sames between the coast of Bering detroit... So an undeniable and remarquable Sukhoi touch (not very visible on this angle), who let the F22 more impersonnal... Sorry american friends, but i prefer the look of this one !!!
Anonymous
8 years ago
I bet we´ll see that bird on 9th May above the Red Square,when the russians celebrate the Victory Day.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Glad to see progress lives on in the Su series. To the poster implying that the Rusians copied US versions do some research on - the US stealing and dismantling a Mig 25 foxbat in the late 70s'...
Anonymous
8 years ago
Nice picture! I plane looks okey I would say. Looks Russian with the nose and landing gear. I don't think it will be a strong plane it's missing some thing. F-22 looks nicer but that is just me
Anonymous
8 years ago
Aircraft like these follow the rule of "form follows function". Their shape is optimized thru countless research and simulations. Like someone else has mentioned, aerodynamics research invaribly lead to similar shapes. I won't go that far to say the Russians copied the F22 or YF23. I think their research yielded the same results the Americans did with the F22.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Nice catch, when first saw it, it remind my of an old movie called "Firefox" with Mr. Eastwood... Must be the front section of the plane.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Simply beautiful !
Anonymous
8 years ago
What a beauty! And the design? Twin jet with twin vertical tail and swept wings, cockpit up-front and on top of the nose, tricycle landing gear - yeah, definitively a copy of the F-22.
Anonymous
8 years ago
First time I have seen it with the gear down. Exiting to see her flying and thanks for the great photo. Looking at other photos out there it seems clear this is not a copy of the F-22 but form following function. The F-22 has some elements not seen on the T-50 but at a fraction of the cost of the F-22 this is going to be one bad #@@ bird. To a poster implying the US learned from the Mig 25 what they found was it was years behind the US fighters except in radar altimeter and IR sights. There are a couple great articles on that now being circulated.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Beautiful bird
Anonymous
8 years ago
A great shot of a fascinating bird. To me it's a stealthy evolution of the Flanker concept, in much the same way that the Raptor is a stealthy evolution of the Eagle concept.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Yes!!!
Anonymous
8 years ago
This bird does not look like Raptor or YF-23. To whom it seems like the F-22? It is not so ... Not more than F-15 looks like a Mig-25. Russian made their design and their technical solutions. F-22 now looks like an outdated design car
Anonymous
8 years ago
FANTASTIC... Five Stars!!!
Anonymous
8 years ago
F-22 an outdated car? I beg to differ, this one look's more outdated with it's nozzle design still stuck in the 4.5th generation. 3D TVC isn't everything..
Nice Photo though.
Anonymous
8 years ago
5 stars from me!!!
Excuse me guys, but am I blind??
This plane looks like F-22 or YF-23???
Don't make me laugh, please....
It's a typical Russian (especially Sukhoi) construction with many stealth elements!!

George from Greece
Anonymous
8 years ago
A quote from famous aviation journalist Bill Sweetman: "To those who will call T-50 'Raptorsky', I have one piece of advice: DONT.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Cmon guys - this plane MUST be looking like Raptor - it a stealth! But it's definetly isn't a copy of F-22 or YF-23. Just look at the weapon bays and full-moving tails!
Anonymous
8 years ago
On many parametres an unsuccessful photo, but the plane is magnificent!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Excellent resolution ¡
Anonymous
8 years ago
Guys ... you shouldn't think that T-50 is the copy of F-22. The laws of aerodynamics are equal to all. Obviously, such a design of the plane is the most optimal.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Five Stars!!! Not a F22 copy at all. Pure Russian Sukhoi stile.


Anderson Lamarca, from Brazil
Anonymous
8 years ago
Raptor copy or not, it's a beautiful plane, and a reminder that Russian engineers have a lot of imagination left in them :)
Anonymous
8 years ago
General requirements for fighters 5 generations, a single aerodynamic configuration. If you design a microwave oven, he will not be like a vacuum cleaner.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Wow
Anonymous
7 years ago
C'mon guys - this is not a copy of the F-22.
Much like the MIG-29 and SU-27,newer Russian aircraft are a mixture of several U.S. aircraft.
For instance, in the Mig-29 you can see a blend of the F-16 and the F-14.
The Su-27 a blend of the F-14,F-15,F16 and F18.
In the T-5O, I see a blend of the F-22 ( the wing shape), but also the YF-23 ( the spacing of the engines with the small tails and the long shape of the fuselage)
Overall, they have taken the best of both aircraft and produced a very attractive plane.
If you want to talk about copies, the late 60s and early 70s designs were obviously copies ( the Blackjack, the Su-24, the T-4, and of course the Shuttle )
Thanks for sharing the photo.
Nice clear blue skies and nice angle for this shot !
Anonymous
7 years ago
Nice F22ski
Anonymous
7 years ago
I would say... F-15 and F-22 are MiG-25 followers - definitely not on the contrary. PAK FA is a typical Russian, it has primordial Sukhoi style and soul. If some one can not see the difference between an apple and a tomato, well... it is their problem. It looks fantastic! And they did it... again.
Anonymous
7 years ago
I like it
i dont care what do u guys say
Anonymous
7 years ago
Even more... I love it!
Anonymous
7 years ago
It looks a bit like a cross between both the YF-23 and F-22 to me
Anonymous
7 years ago
B-E-A-U-T-Y ! ! !
:-)
Anonymous
7 years ago
Photo: Perfect!
Aircraft: Superb!
However, it will still be behind the Raptor in overall performance, whenever it is produced.
I see this plane being sold to other countries who want their first "Stealth" aircraft. Just like when other countries bought the F-105 Starfighter because they wanted a supersonic fighter, and didn't care about it's limited dog fighting capabilities.

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