The back view is great, the front shots are a bit fugly. Hopefully we will get some decent pictures.
I actually liked the front best.
What I noticed about the back is that it seems to have vertical as well as horizontal stabilizers... the YF-23 has only vertical I think... would like to see some better pictures of it to decide which looks better
Congratulations at all of the engineers, workers and etc. at Sukhoi. I hope this baby will fly flawlessly. And remember - there was a BIG difference between T-10 and Т-10С. This will be the case here too.
is it me or do the engines look massive as compared to the airframe? The thing should have some serious "go" when they strap the proper 5th gen engines on it instead of the 4+ gen engines.
Imho it a great looking bird, I wouldnt mind seeing the wing shape from a higher angle though. Hopefully more pics will be released sometime.
I think it doesn't resemble anything out there and none of the models. It is like the product of an orgy between F-22, YF-23, F-35, F-18, Su-47 and Su-27, which means nothing.
I also noted than in the video it appears that it doesn't have horizontal stabilizers but in the pictures there is a gab in the wings that indicate their presence.
One has to wait for more pictures, at the moment my concerns are that the air intakes appear to be straight and the skin of the wheel hatches seems to be to thin for a stealth aircraft. But again, it is difficult to discern that from the pictures & video.
- Air intakes are huge, this thing is going to fly high and fast. The wing area seem too to be pretty large.
- Two weapons bays underbelly? Sukhoi press said that it would have also attack role capabilities or was lost in translation?
Overall, a nice plane. Congratulation to the sukhoi team. Russians members have a reason to celebrate today.