Mikoyan LMFS : MiGs Light Stealth Fighter

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  1. Manmohan Yadav
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    Mikoyan LMFS

    The Mikoyan LMFS is a proposed Russian single-engine stealth fighter aircraft, loosely based on the canceled Mikoyan Project 1.44. Recent images reveal a fighter design with substantially larger internal weapons bays

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    Developed by the Russian Aircraft Corporation or RAC, this lightweight fighter is believed to incorporate an engine based on the RD-33 engine, and manufactured at the Klimov factory. The engine is supposed to be fifth generation, utilizing the latest advancements in turbine and combustion chamber technology, and only receiving minor changes to the fan blades.

    Thats All the Info. So Far
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    With F-35 going into turmoil, LMFS has huge potential for export.
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    Looks good, seems like a combo of the Mig 1.44 with Yak 130, would be a good project
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    Don't put too much faith in Russians,just like Mig 1.44 this might also end up in dustbin.BTW Yak-130 is a trainer.
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    I am aware of what YAK -130 is. Btw every decent trainer can be converted it potent a light CAS a/c. i was just talking about the looks of the impression.
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    Would like to point out that the MiG Project 1.42/1.44 models were technology demonstrators. They were never meant to be fully fledged production models, they were just being used to prove the platform arrangement, after which they were going to be retired anyway. Sukhoi did the same thing with the Su-47, which basically paved the way for them winning the PAK FA project.

    The LMFS, if it ever takes off, will incorporate experience gained from the Project 1.42/1.44, but it will be as a successor, not as a continuation of that old project.
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    Of course,but that is normally done by countries who can't afford decent fighter jets.Other wise no body uses it for real combat.
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    If this project succeeds i would go for LMFS rather than the F-35s,
    in terms of performance its sure to be better,
    MiGs excel at performance fighter thats for sure.
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    so if it become successful will we buy some?? like 10 squadrons
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    ^^^With the T-50 and AMCA lined up, is there a need for a 3rd 5th gen platform?
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    ^^^^

    Still counting on AMCA?
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    ^^^

    The AMCA is a project that is actually funded by the state.
    The Mikoyan LMFS is not.

    The AMCA is tailored to fit the mid-weight long range strike and interdiction platform the IAF requires.
    The Mikoyan LMFS is not.

    Seems to be pretty logical which to count on.
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    Tail fins are still too small:

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    Which is wierd. The light aircraft gets massive tail fins and the Pak Fa has tiny tail fins compared to its size:

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    ^^^Can't see the image you posted.

    That LMFS picture looks like fanart: I doubt the actual thing will look like that.

    As for the T-50's small all-moving tail fins, it seems like Sukhoi are designing the thing to be more dependent on thrust vectoring. TVNs and control surfaces will be codependent in managing manoeuvering, unlike previous generation fighter designs.
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    I am hoping for AMCA to be functional by 2017-18,
    Lets pray we are not disappointed.

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