There is talk of a MIG project for a 5th gen fighter that will be lighter and cheaper. Not as capable as the bigger Pak-Fa, but cheap enough to be bought in large numbers to make up for the fact that the bigger expensive 5th gen fighters are too expensive to replace older fighters on a one for one basis. The only single jet 5th gen fighter proposal I can remember (that was geniune Russian) was the Yak-43, which had a single engine based on the 25 ton thrust engine of the Tu-160 and Tu-22M3 that had a swiveling nozzle for thrust vectoring and VSTOL takeoff.Does anybody know anything about a ligher T50 project with a single engine?
When MIG became part of OAK there were comments by the head of OAK that they were interested in a light 5th gen fighter to finish off development for the Russian AF and there were hints that the RUAF was interested though there was no mention that they had put any money into it at that stage.
They're showing this film today, in the evening
A picture of Pantsir from Kubinka visit. It seems to have additional IFF antena on top of search radar.
Roland in the same version is also big and have only 6 km range. I'm sure that tracked version to protect armor units of Pantsir will be as small as Shilka or Tunguska.
But I still have my doubts about this combination. Are PBS-1 and AKS74U usable together? I read something about diferent threads in AK74 (were PBS-1 is intended to be used) and AKS74U when their flashfiders are removed, but maybe adapters could solve that problem, couldn't they. Please help!
Last edited by Papah; 03-29-2009 at 03:04 PM.