A different side of aviation:
I wasn't trying to be an a** nor anything. just saying that there is no comfort in them things.
I would say wanting the PAK-FA is wanting a shiny new toy.I don't know Gaz, it sounds like you're just asking for a lot of shiny new toys.
Wanting the Su-25s to get a proper upgrade that is based on what the pilots and people on the ground could use rather than how much it will all cost is being sensible. Even if it costs so much they can only afford to upgrade 30 of them I think it would be a good start. Especially adding things that will make it more likely the Su-25s survive in real combat, like new weapons and better sensors and of course DIRCMs.
Might be a cover for the bottom of the rather large and complicated gearbox on the Kamov?Excuse me for the 'noob' question, but what's the black thing on top?
Everything that has to fit on a ship has to be smaller....I've felt that the Ka-27 is more cramped - not to mention that thing that is black on the pictures of the Ka-32 right in the middle of the ceiling - bumped my head on it's equivalent (whatever it is - I thought it's extra space for the engine or something) on the Ka-27 because it's really in the way
Photos from the cycle: "vodka-valenki-spetsnaz-pak fa"
Who in a photo - I do not know. Where the photo is made - I do not know. Not later than 1998.
And still... It from a series "a cat manul and others..."
I respect and understand your point of view (about subsonic long-range bomber). But I still think that it's not the purpose of the program PAK DA... and it's not a purpose of obtaining financing...
Like or dislike... I think that it will be supersonic long-rage bomber between Tu-22M and Tu-160 based on Tu-160 construction. why? because this will be significantly easier (for KB, for industry) and it would look quite impressive for the overall image in the country...
If I am mistaken, this is very good, but I'm rarely wrong ... alas
and one more moment - subsonic - very very expensive (because new... "from zero"... and so many questions)
supersonic - no questions, no very expensive, no long time R+D....
in the current situation, what program will be implemented?