Here's the potential timeline for Russia's T-50 PAK-FA, the fifth generation multirole fighter that will get the designation Su-50once it gets into production on January 2016. The nemesis to the American F-22 Raptor and F-35 Lightning II will fly with the flag of Russia, South Korea, India and Iran.
They copy computers, cellphones, cameras, video players, watches, bags, and everything man-made—but did you know that the Chinese also copy entire combat airplanes? It's simple: They buy one and measure every part and system to clone it.
Russia's been testing its new Sukhoi T-50 stealth fighter jets and so far they're a success. This video shows the first test flight and is supposedly also the very first time the public is getting to see the bird.
Most people know the US fifth generation wonderplanes—the F-22 Raptor and F-35 Lightning II—but the Russians are working on their own stealth superfighter: The Sukhoi PAK-FA. This concept—by industrial designer Aleksander Dultsev—is simply amazing:
This two-seat Sukhoi Su-24 combat aircraft crashed in a fiery ball of hell in an Iranian airfield last week. Nothing special about that, except that—amazingly enough—the pilots ejected safely after the crash.