you do recognize that it's just a CGI picture, don't you?
We know for absolute certain it will not have F-35 air inlets. Any one with any common sense who wants a future engine upgrade will look at the design, fall off their chairs laughing and slam dunk them into the garbage.
Nice renders - the second pic down is a shape I would put a wager on.
what a big week.
First the mythical apple tablet, and then the PAKFA
Aww you guys. Do you REALLY think this thing is real? It's a figment to make us think the Russians are still relevant. Of course, I'll eat my words IF it ever actually appears. But, let's ask ourselves - WHY is it so secret? They cannot possibly think the "west" has anything to learn from them, surely?
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There is no point in asking such questions now because there is no verifiable information so it is impossible to answer. One thing is for sure - the russians wouldn`t spend billions of dollars on this plane if it can`t carry enough weapons to do the job. Also although nothing is certain at the moment it is highly probable that the PAK-FA will have air to ground capability from the beginning.
Most likely it will cary less missiles in its weapons bay than the Su-27 on its hardpoints but then again the F-22 probably also carries less missiles in its weapons bay than the F-15 on its hardpoints. The direct competitor of PAK-FA is not Su-27 but F-22.Interesting, so it will be smaller and lighter than a SU-27, but still be equipped with an internal weapons bay? Wonder how that is gonna work?
The designers of the PAK-FA have most certainly considered the size of russian missiles when they designed their plane.Aren't Russian missiles generally marginally larger than their Western equivalents also?
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