Aviation Photo #1225052 Sukhoi Su-47 Berkut (S-37) - Sukhoi Design Bureau

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    Dmitriy Pichugin
    Sukhoi Design Bureau
    Sukhoi Su-47 Berkut (S-37)
    Sukhoi Su-47 Berkut (S-37)
    Sukhoi Su-47 Berkut (S-37)
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    Ramenskoye (Zhukovsky)
    Russia
    June 2007
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Anonymous
9 years ago
Nice clear photo of a spectacular and rare aircraft.
-Leo P.
Anonymous
9 years ago
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.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Anonymous
8 years ago
Is this plane or the project still alive...anybody?
Anonymous
8 years ago
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
Anonymous
8 years ago
Crisp pic of a cool a/c
Anonymous
8 years ago
As the entire body is not clearly visible so i have rated it as good only & not the best.
Anonymous
8 years ago
When I first saw a pictue of this plane, I knew the Russian were on their way back.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Awesome! very good shot !
Anonymous
7 years ago
Super
Anonymous
7 years ago
One of the most beautiful aircraft ever built, I believe that competes in beauty with the X-29 American.
Anonymous
6 years ago
StarWars!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Awesome Photograph! It rare find. Americans produced aircraft similar in 1990's.
Anonymous
6 years ago
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.
Anonymous
6 years ago
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.
Anonymous
6 years ago
First flight was in 1997, if I remember correctly
Anonymous
6 years ago
Excellent
Anonymous
6 years ago
I hope someday we will see forward-swept wing PAK FA.
Anonymous
6 years ago
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.

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