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Picture of the Sukhoi Su-47 Berkut (S-37) aircraft

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More: Sukhoi Design Bureau
More: Sukhoi Su-47 Berkut (S-37)
More: Ramenskoye (Zhukovsky) (UUBW)
More: Russia, June 2007
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A visitor from United Kingdom posted Sat February 19, 2011:
To the visitor from Australia who thinks FSW has no aerodynamic advantages - sorry but DEAD WRONG!
Advantages of FSW have been known for decades - the engineering problems of aero-elastic deformation have prevented the introduction of FSWs until recent times.
The reason no military aircraft currently employs FSW is that engineers still have major problems trying to hang weapon pylons off them.
X29 was NOT a failure - in fact it's one of NASA's big success stories of the last three decades.

A visitor from - posted Sat December 25, 2010:
I hope someday we will see forward-swept wing PAK FA.

A visitor from - posted Mon December 20, 2010:

A visitor from - posted Sat November 13, 2010:
First flight was in 1997, if I remember correctly

A visitor from Australia posted Wed June 16, 2010:
The SU-47 should be regarded as unsuccessful if the X-29A project was, simply because the amazing design of the SU-47 brings nothing new to the table, sure it's pretty freakin' awesome that it has forward swept wings, but there are no real aerodynamic advantages of it, so why bother? To show off? I'm sure the USA would rather focus on developing something which is actually going to have an advantage in combat as opposed to something that is just a pointless technological innovation.

A visitor from - posted Mon June 7, 2010:
Americans have not made the similar plane even to this day. At Su-47 forward-swept wing completely composit, americans not. Besides, program X-29A is regarded in the USA as unsuccessful.

A visitor from United States posted Wed May 12, 2010:
Awesome Photograph! It rare find. Americans produced aircraft similar in 1990's.

A visitor from - posted Tue May 4, 2010:

A visitor from Brazil posted Sat December 5, 2009:
One of the most beautiful aircraft ever built, I believe that competes in beauty with the X-29 American.

A visitor from Turkey posted Sun November 1, 2009:

A visitor from - posted Tue March 17, 2009:
Awesome! very good shot !

A visitor from United States posted Thu October 23, 2008:
When I first saw a pictue of this plane, I knew the Russian were on their way back.

A visitor from India posted Thu October 16, 2008:
As the entire body is not clearly visible so i have rated it as good only & not the best.

A visitor from Australia posted Sat August 16, 2008:
Crisp pic of a cool a/c

A visitor from - posted Mon August 11, 2008:
Yes, it's still flying, but it will never enter service as a military plane since it's only a testbed for technologies that are going to be used on the PAK FA - the next gen fighter

A visitor from United States posted Fri July 18, 2008:
Is this plane or the project still alive...anybody?

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Sun March 16, 2008:

A visitor from United States posted Sat June 23, 2007:
Proof the soviet aviation industry was/is capable of developing highly technologically advanced aircraft on par or better than western manufacturers. What an amazing aircraft, considering the forces on the inverted wing and the avionics required to manage those forces.

A visitor from New Zealand posted Tue June 19, 2007:
Nice clear photo of a spectacular and rare aircraft.
-Leo P.

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