Newly captured photo shows Russia's new badass shark stealth fighter

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A new photo captured by Artyom Anikeev shows Russia's new Sukhoi T-50 stealth fighter—the F-22 Raptor's nemesis. According to The Aviationist, its new camouflage—inspired by a typical white tip Red Sea's shark—will make it look "as a rhomboidal shaped aircraft, smaller than the actual airplane" from a distance.

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The Sukhoi T-50 is the prototype of the PAK FA, the fifth generation fighter that will replace the MiG-29 and Su-27.

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The dark shape actually looks like the concept by Aleksander Dultsev. Recent reports indicate that the T-50 could match and outperform both the F-22 Raptor and the F-35 Lightning II.

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northernroamer
NorthernRoamer

The canopy on the F22 is a thing of real beauty. The Russians didn't get it quite right. How much of their aircraft was built with stolen USAF plans, do you suppose? Are Russia and China capable of this kind of superior R&D?