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Su-37 "Terminator": 25 years since the first flight

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Su-37 at Farnborough Airshow 1996


April 2, 2021 marks 25 years since the first flight of the Russian Su-37 Terminator heavy fighter, designed to gain air superiority. Military Watch writes about it.

As the newspaper writes, the new Su-37 fighter was developed as part of the program to improve the Su-27 - a Soviet fighter that has been in service with the USSR Air Force since 1985. The first flight of the Su-37 was made on April 2, 1996 under the control of test pilot Evgeny Frolov.

The first flight of the Su-37 was notable for the fact that it took place at a time when ambitious post-Soviet military programs were quickly canceled. aviation

- the author of the article declares.

The main feature of the new Su-37 fighter was its thrust vectoring engines, which made the air superiority fighter even more maneuverable. However, due to delays in the development of a new engine, the AL-1995FP was also installed on the airframe, which was ready by 31, with nozzles swiveling in a vertical plane and a turning mechanism taken from the AL-37FU.

Another feature of the Su-37 was the use of a digital rather than an analog fly-by-wire control system (EDSU). For reliability, it was made four times redundant in the longitudinal channel and three times redundant - in the side control channels.

A pulsed Doppler phased antenna radar N37M Bars was installed on the Su-011, providing simultaneous tracking of twenty air targets and missile guidance to eight of them.

The aircraft did not go into production, the only flight copy crashed in one of the test flights on December 19, 2002, but work on it greatly facilitated the development of the Su-35 and Su-30SM, the newspaper writes. The development of the Su-37 in the 90s showed the tremendous capabilities of the Russian design school, founded in the Soviet era.
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  1. Free wind
    Free wind April 3 2021 10: 39
    +1
    That the terminators are too much divorced. laughing
    1. iouris
      iouris April 3 2021 10: 47
      +7
      The marketers had a difficult childhood: a cow fell into the cellar, lack of vitamins, computer shooters instead of hiking, American cartoons ... Tolya will still be ... O-ho-ho.
      1. El Chuvachino
        El Chuvachino April 3 2021 12: 10
        +15
        Officially, the Su-37 was never called a Terminator. Someone came up with it, so it clung.
      2. BABAY22
        BABAY22 April 3 2021 14: 12
        +27
        Probably now, few people remember that the terminator is actually a dividing line separating the illuminated part of the celestial body from the unlit part.
        Now everyone is hovering in virtual worlds, in the "universes" of Cameron and Tolkienen.
        New scientific minds are seriously debating why Legolas's friend Gimli, the dwarf, was allowed to enter Valinor, the habitat of immortal creatures. If it goes on like this, then soon new sections will appear in school history textbooks. wassat
        1. Avior
          Avior April 3 2021 15: 39
          +13
          And before there were other worlds :)))
          We fell to the terminator, flying into the dawn.

          Harry Garrison, Steel Rat Revenge :)
        2. Grandfather
          Grandfather April 3 2021 16: 30
          0
          Quote: BABAY22
          Probably now, few people remember that the terminator is actually a dividing line separating the illuminated part of the celestial body from the unlit part.

          oh yeah ... this is Arnold Schwarzenegger, that's it ... young managers don't know anything else at all.
          1. BABAY22
            BABAY22 April 3 2021 17: 10
            +12
            Quote: Dead Day
            oh yeah come on ..

            In my opinion, not everything is so simple.
            Previously, it was just the Pepsi generation, the children are unreasonable. And now these kids have grown up, bought themselves diplomas, bought themselves Ph.D., and are already writing textbooks for the current generation to study ...
        3. Lykases1
          Lykases1 April 3 2021 19: 44
          +2
          In-in. Once I read about the options for the formation of armies and on the forum they began to seriously discuss the formation of an army of dwarfs. They argued and swore. They gave examples of descriptions of battles.
        4. Sofa batyr
          Sofa batyr April 4 2021 05: 52
          +8
          Quote: BABAY22
          Probably now, few people remember that the terminator is actually a dividing line separating the illuminated part of the celestial body from the unlit part.
          Now everyone is hovering in virtual worlds, in the "universes" of Cameron and Tolkienen.
          New scientific minds are seriously debating why Legolas's friend Gimli, the dwarf, was allowed to enter Valinor, the habitat of immortal creatures. If it goes on like this, then soon new sections will appear in school history textbooks.


          So here's the new adaptive political map of the World.

      3. keeper03
        keeper03 April 3 2021 20: 19
        +1
        West inspired! request soldier
      4. smart ass
        smart ass April 4 2021 14: 25
        0
        Would be called a robocop for a change
    2. Thrifty
      Thrifty April 3 2021 10: 49
      -3
      Free wind - well, one of them, as you can see, no longer exists due to the fact that it crashed! And, the main thing is not the name, the main thing is the consonance of the name with the product! !! hi
      1. figwam
        figwam April 3 2021 10: 59
        +5
        Quote: Thrifty
        no longer exists due to the fact that it crashed!

        On its basis, the Su-35 was created.
    3. Insurgent
      Insurgent April 3 2021 10: 50
      +15


      And the reaction of foreigners to the characteristics and aerobatics of the Su-37:


      - “Awesome! Until then, I thought that the T-50 was an amazing Russian plane, but this Su - 37 hit me in the heart! And this despite the fact that my favorite aviation favorite, the MiG-31, is still the fastest fighter in the world! "
      English Patriot

      - "Hell! What a beautiful car! She was literally born to cut through the heavens! "
      Ibrahim Khan

      “A truly incredible and amazing plane! In addition, my compliments and congratulations for the excellent work of Russian designers and constructors! "
      epidilion ilios

      - "I am German and I am absolutely delighted with Russian military equipment!"
      Sergio Weigel

      - “Our love and respect for the Russian people and state from grateful Syrians! You are the best friends! "
      Ali Alhaj

      “This plane is as elusive as mercury! And this (Russian military equipment) is the second reason why we should be friends with the Russians! The first is that they have the most beautiful women! "
      Smoothboxnailer

      - “Fireworks from Chile! This is real art, Moscow! "
      Obrest-Gruppenfuhrer. Agusto Friedhelm

      - “God, how does he do it at all ?! The laws of physics, what seems to be temporarily disabled? It's amazing! "
      philzambo

      - “I read in the National Interest that a few years ago the pilot of the Su-35 (the successor of the Su-37) at the international flight show (I think in Paris), invited all interested NATO pilots to a friendly“ dog duel ”. And you know what? Almost all of them refused, and those who agreed could not get permission from their firms and designers! They were just afraid of the shame - I thought then! And after this video, I finally became firmly established in this "
      MrLeo751

      - “Well ... Russia is building and improving incredible jet fighters that are capable of more than just flying! .. And what about the F-35? With the money spent on it, is it already possible to build some kind of island state? "
      Martin sandoval

      - "Awesome pilot!"
      Serge baron

      - “Amazing and wonderful plane! I love Russian combat vehicles! Good luck from Spain! "
      Francisco javier santana

      - "I've never seen American or European pilots fly even approximately the same ..."
      Antonio Alexander Schillaci

      "I'm pretty sure the Pentagon's codename for all modern Russian aircraft is" UFO "
      Gregor Novak

      - "Heck! I think that we Americans clearly need to catch up on something…. "
      Harlon david
      1. Breard
        Breard April 3 2021 12: 16
        +8
        Hmm ... just one BUT very important detail! This is not a Russian but a SOVIET plane.
        And this is the main point. The Soviets COULD create and build aircraft ... different. Today's not even "new Russians" are more likely to be yoursherashentsy "can only post pictures and admire -" this is OUR "...
        Yes, not "your" - it is. This is Soviet.
        The Yeltsin-Putin variation of Russia has been trying for 30 years and has finally sent for 30 YEARS! one single NEW Tu 160 "for fine-tuning and flight tests". Soviet 40! YEARS AGO! at that almost half-century level of development of science and production technologies - they COULD be produced 10 - 15 IN ONE YEAR!
        The Soviet COULD have 8-10 design bureaus! in the AVIA industry!
        hmm "modern Russia" DOES NOT HAVE AN AIRCRAFT INDUSTRY! and does not release YOURS! civil aircraft!
        Well, the air impotent Russia is able to contain only ONE! Design Bureau of Military Aviation.
        1. paul3390
          paul3390 April 3 2021 12: 32
          +7
          This is not a Russian but a SOVIET plane.

          Stop misleading people! We all know perfectly well that the Soviet Union did not produce anything besides galoshes, and even those were not needed by anyone. The adored guarantor explained everything very clearly. And only blessed capitalism, led by highly efficient owners and managers, finally moved the Russian Federation to shining technological heights.
          1. Breard
            Breard April 3 2021 14: 09
            +2
            Based on the words "the most correct, correct and most importantly wise, the most without a replaceable prezik - zeroing" of today's Russia VERY! I agree with you!

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            1. gig334
              gig334 April 3 2021 16: 29
              +3
              Never mind, today's liberals hate Soviet Russia, but they love to brag about its achievements and developments.
          2. Sevastiec
            Sevastiec April 3 2021 16: 34
            -1
            Stop your tantrums. It's not about soviet or capitalism. In any system, the Russians remain Russian. If you are such a sufferer in its former greatness, why are you shedding your tears here, instead of going and building airplanes no worse than in the USSR? Or you can create your own company, we have the same market. I hate nagging and whiners. Everyone is to blame: Putin, Yeltsin, Stalin, the Americans, the managers, the devil ... and get down to business?
            1. gig334
              gig334 April 3 2021 16: 51
              +6
              Sevastiec, a man with a foreign nickname, stop whining and condemning people for what they remember, thanks to whom we have all this. Our peace and quiet, for the most part, is still guarded by Soviet weapons and Soviet developments. We know this, we remember this, we will write and talk about it. We are proud of the achievements of Soviet Russia. All the best.
              1. Sevastiec
                Sevastiec April 4 2021 14: 04
                0
                "With a foreign nickname" ... hmm, this undoubtedly immediately speaks of my rightness, or wrongness.

                To begin with, I advise you to read more, or at least use Yandex.
                And the funny thing is that a person with the nickname gig334 writes to me. I immediately realized that this is a very Russian, and even a Soviet nickname, yeah.
              2. Kote Pan Kokhanka
                Kote Pan Kokhanka April 4 2021 14: 19
                +3
                ... Sevastiec, a man with a foreign nickname, stop whining and condemning people for what they remember, thanks to whom we have all this.

                Uh-huh, comrade gig343 in the mirror, we didn’t forget to take a look! I personally haven't seen a single Cyrillic letter in your Niketozha! ???
                Our peace and quiet, for the most part, is still guarded by Soviet weapons and Soviet developments.

                Well, for the sake of justice, it is worth remembering that the tsarist legacy was in service with the USSR for at least a quarter of a century. Recall only the Mosin rifle and the Maxim machine gun. About Nagan, so it is still listed in remote branches of the Russian Post.
                Yes, what to talk about on the Black Sea, the rescue ship Commune, the former Tsar's Volkhov, is still in service !!!
                In fact, to divide Russian and Soviet is nothing more than “attempts to cut down likes and HYIP”!
                I don’t know how anyone, but I personally think to separate the Russian Empire, the Soviet Union and the Russian Federation from Russia as such is criminal and stupid. Attempts of narrow-minded people and moreover harmful and dangerous for public consciousness and the state idea.
                1. Korsar4
                  Korsar4 April 4 2021 22: 25
                  +4
                  The only thing is that Russia is still bigger than the current Russian Federation.

                  You can't find a starting point. While we speak the same language. It's good when we also listen.
                  1. Kote Pan Kokhanka
                    Kote Pan Kokhanka April 5 2021 04: 28
                    +2
                    Quote: Korsar4
                    The only thing is that Russia is still bigger than the current Russian Federation.

                    You can't find a starting point. While we speak the same language. It's good when we also listen.

                    Good morning Sergey, I agree.
            2. paul3390
              paul3390 April 3 2021 16: 51
              -6
              My dear, what are you - you deigned to consume a rotten cheburek in the morning? Judging by the exported product ..
        2. lazy
          lazy April 3 2021 15: 45
          0
          When was the SWT engine developed?
        3. Sevastiec
          Sevastiec April 3 2021 16: 30
          -3
          Is the Su-57 not built in Russia? Yes, and the Su-37 itself was created after the collapse of the USSR, although it used the "old" glider, but the whole filling was completely new.

          And the fact that Russia does not produce civilian aircraft is an obvious lie.
          1. Grandfather
            Grandfather April 3 2021 16: 38
            -5
            Quote: Sevastiec
            Is the Su-57 not built in Russia? Yes, and the Su-37 itself was created after the collapse of the USSR, although it used the "old" glider, but the whole filling was completely new.

            And the fact that Russia does not produce civilian aircraft is an obvious lie.

            lie ...
            1. Sevastiec
              Sevastiec April 3 2021 16: 46
              +2
              Oh, thanks: you explained everything.
        4. smart ass
          smart ass April 4 2021 14: 30
          +1
          Well, what do you think happened the decline of Rome, Egypt. All mighty empires are falling apart and degrading. The USSR is no exception. From space flights to tiktok just a stone's throw
    4. Intruder
      Intruder April 4 2021 18: 08
      0
      That the terminators are too much divorced
      The era then, such was, in video salons, in the basements of high-rise buildings, similar films were played: "The Terminator" in 1984, a legendary franchise all over the world, interesting facts:

      - Arnold Schwarzenegger speaks only in 18 scenes of the picture. Arnold uses his voice in 16 scenes, voicing 17 sentences. In addition, in one scene, Terminator uses the voice of a police officer, and in another, the voice of Sarah's mother.
      - Initially, the role of Terminator was given to Lance Henriksen. James Cameron even managed to develop several sketches of the Terminator, similar to Henriksen. But, at the request of the producers, the role of the Terminator was transferred to Arnold Schwarzenegger.
      - Thanks to the painting, the word "terminator" has become a household word.
      - Terminator's words - "I'll be back" ("I'll be back") gained immense popularity and many times occupied the top places in the lists of the best quotes. The American Film Institute ranked the phrase "I'll be back" at 37th on the list of "100 Best Quotes from Feature Films." And for Arnold Schwarzenegger, these words have become a calling card.

      Prior to that, two legends of world cinema in 1980: "Star Wars: Episode 5 - The Empire Strikes Back" in the USA and "Through Thorns to the Stars", "Star Inspector", "Aquanauts", "Orion's Loop" in the USSR, and then the "Predator" 1987
  2. Thrifty
    Thrifty April 3 2021 10: 47
    +7
    Was it difficult to write the name of the radar station Bars in Russian? ?? am
    1. iouris
      iouris April 3 2021 11: 04
      +9
      Only Lenin spoke Russian.
      I remember on the "TV" they announced: "... American military aircraft arrived on a friendly visit to the Sevast Lake airbase ..."
      Approx. Savasleika is an airbase in the Nizhny Novgorod region, where a branch of the 4th State Center for the Training of Aviation Personnel and Military Tests of the RF Ministry of Defense (the former 4th Center for Combat Use and Retraining of Flight Personnel of the Russian Air Force) is located. It is located 12 km north-west of the city of Kulebaki.
  3. xorek
    xorek April 3 2021 11: 48
    -2
    Handsome fighter! A brilliant development of Soviet scientists and designers .. Then it went
    1. Sofa batyr
      Sofa batyr April 3 2021 11: 59
      +8
      Quote: xorek
      Handsome fighter! A brilliant development of Soviet scientists and designers ..Then it started


      "Come on" what? You finish yes

      Just before you write "lost everything", "everything is gone", "everything went wrong", take a look at the Su-35 super-aircraft of the 4 ++ generation, created on the basis of the Su-37 not by Soviet, but by Russian designers, although, in many ways these are the same people.

      1. xorek
        xorek April 3 2021 12: 05
        -5
        Quote: Divan-batyr
        "Come on" what? You finish

        I'm just talking about the fact that the line of Russian fighters has gone, etc.
        Thank God nothing was lost and not everything was spent on drink and passed the EBN .... While we hold the sky and all the new items are yet to come .. !!!!!! hi
        I mean it soldier
        1. Zefr
          Zefr April 4 2021 14: 14
          +1
          It's just that our best friends in the XNUMXs were too hasty. And finally, our liberal got scared. And the biden would work a little more carefully, and everything would work out for them. Would break completely.
      2. Ross xnumx
        Ross xnumx April 3 2021 13: 04
        +1
        Quote: Divan-batyr
        look at the Su - 35 generation 4 ++ super-aircraft

        Why look at him? Was it created from scratch or based on the Su-27? Its flight took place 37 years after the first flight of the Su-27 and 21 years later, when the Su-37 was "banged". It was with a light hand that the SMS in the USSR began to cut the latest military equipment to please the West. It is his corpse that must be cursed and buried in the trash, like the corpse of an enemy of the Soviet way of life.
        ==========
        Now, regarding:
        Quote: Divan-batyr
        although, in many ways, these are the same people.

        I will not strain and “copy and paste” biographies of “the same people”. You know them very well and you see them on TV every day. The only difference is that these "opportunists" and "populizers" still imitate violent activity, presenting the developments of "those people - from the USSR" as "how-know" produced by today's "effective managers".
        He stood guard over the socialist legality and sovereignty of the state and “painted” its negative and the ability to produce galoshes by one and the same person. The same people sobbed at the presentation of the Star of the Hero of the Soviet Union, at the performance of the Anthem of the USSR, and with a slight movement of their hand voted for the illegal "zeroing" and the necessary amendments on this occasion, for an increase in taxes and the retirement age ...
        Here's the catch. For some reason, the same people failed to create the An-2, nor its resemblance in the form of "Baikal". And the people who collected "Horizons" and "Emeralds" were never able to release his "flat-screen" grandchildren.
      3. Grandfather
        Grandfather April 3 2021 16: 42
        -4
        Quote: Divan-batyr
        Just before you write "lost everything", "everything is gone", "everything went wrong", take a look at the Su-35 super-aircraft of the 4 ++ generation, created on the basis of the Su-37 not by Soviet, but by Russian designers, although, in many ways these are the same people.

        by no means ... people who took advantage of the works of generations of Soviet scientists, who got previously classified documents from under the cloth ... and I think they (documents, there will be enough for another 5-7 years ... further, yeshens ...) so that "sofa "..." blocked "....
  4. gig334
    gig334 April 3 2021 12: 40
    -2
    Su-37 development of Soviet Russia, also known as Su-35. So he went into production, finished a little and renamed it to su-35
    1. Nikolaevich I
      Nikolaevich I April 3 2021 13: 46
      +1
      Quote: gig334
      Su-37 development of Soviet Russia, also known as Su-35. So he went into production, finished a little and renamed it to su-35

      The Su-35 has other engines, a different radar ...
      1. gig334
        gig334 April 3 2021 16: 17
        +2
        This engine began to be developed back in the USSR and was later simply modernized. I also advise you to read about the development of a radar in the USSR. You liberals hate the USSR, but love to brag about its achievements. Study this topic before minus. AL-41F is a Soviet / Russian aviation high-temperature turbojet engine with an afterburner developed by NPO Saturn for promising fifth-generation fighters.
        Development of the engine for the fifth generation fighters began in 1982. The engine was tested, 28 were built, 17 of which are maintained in working order.
        Initially, the engine was intended for fighters of the MiG 1.44 project and meets all the requirements for an engine for a fifth generation fighter - light, economical, reliable, has high thrust and allows developing supersonic speed without using afterburner, for which a variable bypass ratio was implemented [2]. The MiG 1.44 project was closed, so the engine never went into production. "
        1. poquello
          poquello April 3 2021 22: 57
          +1
          Quote: gig334
          This engine began to be developed back in the USSR.

          so what? Sukhoi Pavel Osipovich began to develop in the students of the Imperial Moscow Technical School, and in the members of the Zhukovsky Aeronautics Circle, Honored Professor of the Imperial Moscow Technical School, the creator of aerodynamics and aeromechanics as sciences.
  5. Victor Tsenin
    Victor Tsenin April 3 2021 12: 45
    +1
    > Su-35
    Su-35S has the name of the king of the air) Interestingly, I don't watch TV, but my colleagues are watching, there was a program about the best fighters in Discovery, that's where they called 35C with such an epithet, putting it over the F-22A in the first place, it stuck in my memory)

    > N011M Bars
    You're not writing a brochure, are you?)
  6. jaroff
    jaroff April 3 2021 13: 31
    +3
    A bit wrong. This is the T10M-11 aircraft. Family T10M (Su-27M). Modified for the installation of engines with UVT, including a modified SDU, side handle, throttle tensioner. There were no weapons on and radar on it. In the bow there were centering weights. On this plane, from beginning to end, only new control laws were worked out. The most interesting thing is that at the end of its life the SDU was such that the plane performed almost the same aerobatics with "direct" engines (it was possible to fly with both "direct" and UHT), like the Su-30MKI aircraft with UHT. The radar, which later "went" to the Su-30MKI, was tested on the T10M-12.
  7. TermNachTer
    TermNachTer April 3 2021 13: 41
    +3
    Yes, it’s even scary to think what Soviet science and industry could have given out if not for Gorbach.
  8. Nikolaevich I
    Nikolaevich I April 3 2021 13: 42
    -2
    the new Su-37 fighter was developed as part of the program to improve the Su-27, a Soviet fighter that has been in service with the USSR Air Force since 1985.
    So it can and so .... only I had to read the following ... that the emergence of the Su-37 "owes" the desire of the developers of the Su-27 and MO "to push" "drying" in the "West" in order to make money! Both KB and MO in those 90 years were in a penniless situation ... they decided to get out with "the help of the West" ... they collected the available developments to improve the Su-27 ... this is how the Su-37 appeared (or something like this ...) ...
    1. slipped
      slipped April 3 2021 14: 04
      0
      Quote: Nikolaevich I
      only I had to read the following ... that the emergence of the Su-37 "owes" the desire of the developers of the Su-27 and MO to "push" the "drying" in the "West" in order to make money!


      Yes, that’s how it was.
    2. xorek
      xorek April 3 2021 14: 05
      -3
      Quote: Nikolaevich I
      the new Su-37 fighter was developed as part of the program to improve the Su-27, a Soviet fighter that has been in service with the USSR Air Force since 1985.
      So it can and so .... only I had to read the following ... that the emergence of the Su-37 "owes" the desire of the developers of the Su-27 and MO "to push" "drying" in the "West" in order to make money! Both KB and MO in those 90 years were in a penniless situation ... they decided to get out with "the help of the West" ... they collected the available developments to improve the Su-27 ... this is how the Su-37 appeared (or something like this ...) ...

      No matter how painful it was to admit it, you are right Vladimir .. Then they survived as best they could and, thank God, kept the main thing! soldier
  9. 123456789
    123456789 April 3 2021 23: 10
    -1
    USSR country
    Manufacturer Sukhoi Design Bureau
    The name of the Su-37
    Modification of the Su-37
    Start of production (y.) 1989
    Length (m) 22.18
    Height (m) 6.43
    Wingspan (m) 14.69
    Empty weight (kg.) 18 500
    Maximum takeoff weight (kg.) 34 000
    Maximum flight range (km) 6 500
    Maximum flight speed (km / h) 2 500
    Cruising speed (km / h) -
    Practical ceiling (m) 18 000
    Power plant 2 x TRDDF Saturn AL-37FP
    Engine power 14 500
    Crew (people) 1
    weaponry
    30-mm cannon GSH-30 (150 rounds), combat load - 8000 kg at 12 hardpoints:

    8 URVV suspension is possible - R-27RE, R-27TE, R-77),

    as well as short range and close combat (R-73, R-73M, R-60M)


    More details at: https://avia.pro/sravnenie/voennue-samoletu/result
  10. Maks1995
    Maks1995 April 4 2021 12: 31
    -1
    So what?
    The article is short, like an obituary.
    The only specimen crashed.
    The mass media have spawned something of the Terminators - wherever you turn, the American word "terminator". Moreover, the SM is proud of it.
  11. AC130 Ganship
    AC130 Ganship April 4 2021 17: 41
    0
    Affthor had seen enough in the youth of the young Schwarzenegger.