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Fifth-gen fighter PAK FA goes supersonic

Discussion in 'Indian Air Force' started by flanker143, Mar 15, 2011.

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  1. flanker143

    flanker143 Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    The Russian prototype fifth-generation fighter jet has broken the sound barrier for the first time during a test flight.The supersonic flight for the PAK FA took place last week at the test range near Komsomolsk-on-Amur in Siberia and was deemed a success by engineers.

    The characteristics of the PAK FA are not being disclosed by the Defense Ministry. It is expected to have a maximum speed over Mach-2 and an ability to super-cruise, i.e. to fly at supersonic speed for a long time.

    The Sukhoi aircraft company has so far built two prototypes of the advanced combat vehicle for flight tests, which are scheduled to be complete by 2012. The jet will be produced in series starting in 2015, with some 150 units total to be supplied to the Air Force.
     
  2. Samir Kumar Pradhan

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    that's absolutely a great achievement,but f-22 seems to have passed this stage long ago.but a great news for india and fans
     
  3. MAFIAN GOD

    MAFIAN GOD Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    Indeed a good news.
    Did it cross Mach-2 speed?????
    Any videos??
     
  4. Satbir

    Satbir 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    Thats very good news.... :crazy_pilot:
     
  5. kish

    kish FULL MEMBER

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    supersonic is not big deal for Russian .............
    i hope they will be looking for super cruise soon ..
    and important thing will be how much speed it can gain while super cruise
     
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    G777 Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    My favourite aircraft.
     
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