Look up the pictures of Berkut. It is more or less Berkut with stealthy nozzles and oddly shaped stabilizers.I don't think so this kind of plane can have jet engine inside of it...it's just too thin
Oh you people, you bring me lulz.
1) the nozzles are rectangular in shape which would prevent the engine from giving a sufficient thrust to stay afloat in air.The nozzles should always be near conical in shape.
2) the nozzles in the middle are a hindrance to generate a sufficient thrust.At no point does a stationary part of a jet engine comes in direct line of fire of a high velocity jet stream.Even the most high grade titanium cannot tolerate such a high beating.
i am deeply sorry for the typing error.I wanted to say "if that was the case why don't we see many (not any)flat nozzles in the world????"
i know that flat nozzles are used for scattering radar waves which is a very critical stealth feature.
the bottomline is:-
1) flat nozzle = stealth but lower performance eg F117
2) conventional nozzle = higher performance but susceptible to radar detection eg chengdu j20
the only exception to the above is the F22
hehehe.... but dude spending on R&D for a stealth plane is just one part....building,operating and maintaining a 5th gen fighter can make the richest of rich go bankrupt.
thats why both F22 and F35 programs are facing crisis.
How many nations can afford a plane that cost more than 100 million $ a piece?? in case of F22 thats 350 million $ per unit.
The PA- 50 is going to make an impact. There is technology on both sides of the Atlantic and what the media usually portray as superior to the rest can change in a eye-wink.Technology change as R&D will make profound changes. Watch this space in the near future!