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Su-37: a ruined project

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Su-37: a ruined projectIn the late 1990s, fighter aviation Russia was awaiting the adoption of a new super-fighter, which would have no equal in the world. Brand - Su-37.


Further modernization of the wings of NATO strongly demanded retaliatory steps from the Russian leadership. Despite the severe economic crisis, OKB im. Sukhoi proposed a new Su-37, which would be ahead of its Western counterparts by 15-20 years. In addition, it became clear that the design of the Su-27 laid tremendous opportunities for modernization that needed to be used.

The new multi-role fighter for the first time flew into the air on April 2 1996 of the year, which showed a unique combat capabilities. However, the collapse of the army and chronic underfunding led to the death of the project.

Compared with Western fighters, as well as with the MiG-29 and Su-27, the Su-37 had NEW OPPORTUNITIES: quickly change the orientation of the fuselage to angles up to 180 ° and hold it in this position for the time needed to launch a rocket.

The absence of restrictions on the angles of attack and the appearance of a significant increase in lift in unsteady flow caused by large angular velocities of pitch also contributed to the emergence of new types of maneuver for a fighter:
• a turn in the plane of symmetry on 360 ° (“Frolov Chakra”);
• forced (for a time shorter than 10 seconds) combat reversal;
• turning on the vertical;
• “cobras” with attack angles 150-180 °;
• coup on the "bell";
• coup with a loss of height up to 300-400 m.

When performing a cobra, the Su-37 reaches the angle of attack of more than 150 ° and is in that position for 3-4 seconds, after which it takes the position set by the pilot that is most beneficial during air combat. Su-37's super-maneuverability gives it superiority in close air combat over an enemy that does not possess such capabilities.

Compared with its predecessors, the Su-37 possessed:
• best flight and tactical characteristics;
• the possibility of delivering a preemptive strike on any air enemy, including the "inconspicuous";
• multi-channel and algorithmic security of all information and sighting systems;
• the possibility of attacking ground targets without entering the enemy air defense zone;
• the ability to perform low-altitude flight;
• the ability to perform automated actions in the group on aerial and ground targets;
• the availability of means to counter enemy electronic and opto-electronic means;
• the ability to automate all stages and modes of flight and combat use.

A smaller (compared to Su-27) flight range without air refueling (3880 km) is associated with the use of the Su-37 new multifunctional on-board armament control complex, an integrated flight control system with an automatically deflected thrust vector of the radioelectronic and optical interference.

The on-board electronics of the aircraft included systems using elements of artificial intelligence and provided proactive damage to airborne targets (including subtle ones) at distances guaranteeing the possibility of an enemy's retaliatory strike.

All flight stages were automated, including combat use of airborne targets, attacks of ground targets without entering the enemy’s air defense zone, counteraction from radio and optoelectronic EW facilities. There is an automatic target designation for actions on both aerial and ground targets.

Su-37 is equipped with a complex that includes a pulse-Doppler radar with a fixed phased antenna array and a rearview radar. The advanced optoelectronic sighting system of the fighter includes a thermal imager combined with a laser range finder-target indicator. Detection, recognition and automatic tracking of 20 air targets at a long distance and simultaneous attack of eight of them are provided at the same time. Optical-location system combined with radar and advanced helmet-sight pilot in a single complex. The aircraft is equipped with the equipment of an automated protected data exchange system about targets, which allows better coordination of the actions of several fighters engaged in group combat. The defense complex includes optical sensors for warning about attacking enemy missiles, a new generation of electronic reconnaissance station, active suppression systems operating in the optical and radar ranges, as well as means for setting passive radar and infrared interference.

Su-37 had a new information and control field of the cockpit with four large-format liquid crystal color (as opposed to Su-35, where the indicators are monochrome) multifunctional indicators and a wide-angle indicator on the windshield. The indicators used liquid crystal matrix. Communications equipment includes VHF and HF radio stations, telecode protected equipment, and a satellite communications system.

One cannot but agree with the content of the article “F-22 vs. Su-37” (“Military Review”, 4 June 2010), where NATO generals gave a high rating to Su-37: “While F-15, as, by the way, their F-16 and F-18 “relatives” are deployed to the target, “hooking” half the sky with their wings, Russian planes are spinning around their tail and, having slightly added afterburner, they easily find themselves behind the “needle”, now in its lateral plane, then above by him. From such a position without a miss, it is very easy to deliver a “fatal blow” ... “Old American psychology does not allow to“ fight ”with Russian pilots - they suddenly lose again, then try to prove to the pilot that he can and must defeat the“ former probable opponent ”.
There is no such problem with Indians. Well, they lost and they lost, so they didn’t train well ... ”.

By creating “37”, Russian designers, with their engineering genius, were able to nullify the superiority of the West in “thin” electronics. Even the “smartest” missiles of Americans rush past an airplane that suddenly hangs in the sky, or swoops through its tail (see M. Kalashnikov’s book, The Broken Sword of the Empire, M., 2002, p. 107).

The massive rearmament of the air regiments and divisions of the air force by the “Russian Terminators” would immediately cool the aggressive impudence of NATO, and NO ONE WEST WITHOUT GROWING RUSSIA!

If we imagine that there would be hundreds of Su-37's in service with the Russian Air Force - the West would LITERALLY FEAR AWAY FROM FEAR, and in the event of a conflict, burn Eurofighter, Raphal and Raptor on the ground! But Su-37 suffered a sad fate - everything was decided by a dirty policy ...
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  1. Stiletto
    Stiletto 21 November 2013 08: 58
    +5
    Well, are there any developments? Or traditionally sold to China? All would be to return to the project, and bring it to mind. After all, everything new is well forgotten old ...
    1. RussianRu
      RussianRu 21 November 2013 09: 06
      23
      Well, are there any developments?

      T-50 plane know? There it is.
      1. AVV
        AVV 21 November 2013 22: 39
        +1
        And then what’s the problem? If, by analogy, it’s an excellent complex, as the Oka destroyed Gorbi, although it did not fall under the contract, the developments remained and were all implemented in Iskander! So here, nothing was wasted, and all the engineering achievements were implemented in T -50! This should be rejoiced in the end !!!
    2. Apollo
      Apollo 21 November 2013 09: 06
      18
      quote-If you imagine that there would be hundreds of Su-37's in the arsenal of the Russian Air Force, the West would LITERALLY SHAKE FROM FEAR, and in the event of a conflict, burn Eurofaiters, Rafals and Raptors on the ground! But the Su-37 suffered a sad fate - everything was decided by a dirty policy ... am

      Short Pity recourse
      1. Greyfox
        Greyfox 21 November 2013 09: 32
        42
        An article about "all polymers have been lost !!!".
        Su-37 had a new information-control field of the cockpit with four large-format liquid-crystal color ones (unlike the Su-35, where the indicators are monochrome)

        Upon request "cockpit Su-35" we get (see the picture) and a number of other options. Where did the author see monochrome displays?
        It seems that the article compares the Su-35 (90-s) aircraft, which did not go into production, and stands out for the Su-35С, the production of which is now unfolding .... The main thing is to say louder and a broader heading. Hotline.
        PS The link in the article about technology to the books of fairy tales by M. Kalashnikov is especially touching
        1. Argon
          Argon 21 November 2013 10: 31
          10
          So in the article we are talking about the machines of the mid-90s. The magic of numbers, so to speak. In a very distant approximation, we can say that after all the optimizations and upgrades, that Su-35 was transformed into the Su-27SM, and the Su-37 was transformed into the Su-35S. Like the current Su-35S, the Su-37 was a kind of safety net in case of difficulties that could arise in the event of the deployment of serial production of the Berkut, i.e., a generation 5 fighter (as it was then presented).
          1. evil hamster
            evil hamster 21 November 2013 11: 55
            +1
            This is a too distant approximation, maybe. Su 37 board. 711 is nothing more than one of the prototypes of Su 35 (the one from the 90s) on which engines with UVT were installed. Su 27SM is the direct modernization of the Su27, the current Su35S is generally a separate machine much closer to the original Su-27 in terms of design and contours.
        2. Ingvar 72
          Ingvar 72 21 November 2013 11: 58
          10
          Quote: Greyfox
          PS The link in the article about technology to the books of fairy tales by M. Kalashnikov is especially touching

          A fairy tale is a lie, but there is a hint in it, a lesson for good fellows.
          Quote: Greyfox
          Hotline.

          The article is primarily about how many good ideas and projects were donated to the golden 90s. What is now being presented as the latest in the aviation industry is 90 percent of the development of the Soviet era.
          1. podgornovea
            podgornovea 28 October 2016 21: 13
            +2
            Gold 90's !? Tell us about them please!
        3. Eugeniy_369
          Eugeniy_369 21 November 2013 15: 14
          +1
          Quote: Greyfox
          PS The link in the article about technology to the books of fairy tales by M. Kalashnikov is especially touching

          I read this storyteller, already breathtaking fellow , then read serious literature .... but it's beautiful that "drives" laughing ?
        4. nod739
          nod739 3 February 2017 11: 08
          0
          there is a typo, we are talking about the prototype SU-27M - there are monochrome ...
      2. Wedmak
        Wedmak 21 November 2013 10: 15
        10
        We did not get the Su-37, but we get the Su-35S and the T-50 is being tested. Maybe for the better? All the developments are there!
    3. EvilLion
      EvilLion 21 November 2013 09: 28
      +2
      Su-35 serial. Su-37 is Su-27M with UHT. Single converted board.
    4. vthrehbq
      vthrehbq 21 November 2013 10: 18
      +5
      SU-35 is the production of SU-37, almost all of the same characteristics .. just SU-37 and SU with reverse sweep of the wing were only prototypes
      1. Greyfox
        Greyfox 21 November 2013 10: 38
        +4
        Quote: vthrehbq
        SU-35 is the production of SU-37, almost all of the same characteristics .. just SU-37 and SU with reverse sweep of the wing were only prototypes

        The current Su-35С and Su-37 are different planes, another (redesigned) glider, the absence of PGO) .Therefore, to say that this is the same aircraft is impossible, although undoubtedly the developments were used.
    5. Genry
      Genry 21 November 2013 11: 45
      +2
      Quote: Stiletto
      Well, are there any developments? Or traditionally sold to China? All would be to return to the project, and bring it to mind. After all, everything new is well forgotten old ...

      Got it !!
      The author is moaning about SU-37 (again these polymers were drained).
      Experiment with PGO. Dead end solution (speed drops), in the presence of a controlled thrust vector.
      Su-35 is better !!
      1. vtur
        vtur 21 November 2013 16: 33
        +1
        Quote: Genry
        Experiment with PGO. Dead end solution (speed drops), in the presence of a controlled thrust vector.

        And what to control (i.e. how to apply the necessary force in the right direction) in front of the center of mass? :)
    6. bereg
      bereg 21 November 2013 13: 18
      +2
      you are not an author
  2. Tarpon
    Tarpon 21 November 2013 09: 05
    0
    And what prevents to take all the best from the SU-37 and use it on new products?
    1. EvilLion
      EvilLion 21 November 2013 09: 29
      18
      Damn, where do you come from? Everything has long been used in the Su-30 and Su-35C. Old Su-35 has long passed stage.
  3. Nitarius
    Nitarius 21 November 2013 09: 39
    0
    the car must be improved! and now she has no analogues!
    Just too many traitors were found in our SERIES to know - since the STATES even found out about such an airplane!
    There are no words, on the number of sits it is necessary for such a treacherous relationship ... and most importantly how? Well, how did the USA know about it ??
    if there are no attendants - well, they shut their mouths and put them under the cloth for longer! and how finances appeared so give grandmas and most importantly DO NOT YELL. and then you look at Rogozin and you are surprised - what a PIDABOL man is, aa .. the mustache reveals secrets!
    1. leon-iv
      leon-iv 21 November 2013 09: 57
      +8
      And what do you think is worse than the Su-35S, otherwise you have a stream of consciousness. And as a person with a technical background, I’m used to working with numbers and terms.
    2. EvilLion
      EvilLion 21 November 2013 10: 03
      +1
      Well, just ohrenet, and I still remember how this board under the control of E. Frolov at Le Bourget in 1997 made a cobra without removing the chassis, there was some kind of breakdown there. And the 711 board is lost in an accident in 2003.
    3. Zulu_S
      Zulu_S 11 June 2017 16: 29
      0
      It would also be great to learn Russian literacy at least at the 8th grade level of a secondary school, although you don’t need to put a letter on it.
  4. slavik_gross
    slavik_gross 21 November 2013 09: 52
    +1
    We are waiting for T 50 in a series: so that the knees of the foreigners would tremble and flow from drooling !!! Glory to the Russian Arms !!!
  5. leon-iv
    leon-iv 21 November 2013 09: 54
    +1
    um we have 35C-serial so nefig cry all the more the 37th with PGO.
  6. EvilLion
    EvilLion 21 November 2013 10: 22
    +4
    The funny thing is that even if the Union had survived, the machine would have remained an experimental one, since in the early 90s the Su-27M went into production, which is an old Su-35, the last EMNIP index was chosen for export deliveries. Su-37 is the same Su-27M only with UVT, you shoot such engines, you get a regular Su-27M. Well, they would have released a large batch of Su-27M, and not 3 serial ones, as was the case in real life, which were eventually given to the Knights, but. Most likely, they would not have bothered to tinker with the deployment of the serial production of the Su-37, since by that time it would have been time to think about the trail. generation, something like the modern Su-35S, and maybe the PAK FA. Not the T-50, but the abstract PAK FA, it might be the MiG-1.44, or maybe something else. UHT would be stuck on it, simultaneously nailing the PGO, implementing the developments at a new technological level. Moreover, here you can recall another Su-37, the first with that name. A cute "duck" very similar in concept to the modern F-35 with which great hopes were pinned. http://paralay.com/lfi_su.html
  7. andru_007
    andru_007 21 November 2013 10: 37
    +1
    So it’s not clear what is the fundamental difference between the SU-37 and the SU-35S ???
  8. Volodya Sibiryak
    Volodya Sibiryak 21 November 2013 10: 38
    +3
    The Discovery Channel has a film where the Su-37 Terminator is named the lord of the sky.
    1. smersh70
      smersh70 21 November 2013 11: 56
      +4
      Quote: Volodya Sibiryak
      Discovery Channel has a film where the Su-37 Terminator is named the lord of the sky.

      everything in such matters is decided by a real battle ... with the involvement of all brands of aircraft .... otherwise each frog praises its swamp ..... and how the losses will go ... then we will know .. which is better .. Raptor. .Su ... or I-15. hi ..
      1. Revolver
        Revolver 21 November 2013 21: 08
        +1
        Quote: smersh70
        everything in such matters is decided by a real battle ... with the involvement of all brands of aircraft .... otherwise each frog praises its swamp ..... and how the losses will go ... then we will know .. which is better .. Raptor. .Su ... or I-15.

        How much is one more effective than the other in intercepting passenger liners captured by terrorists? And how can the same Raptors or SU protect the country from a stoned shahid with brainwashed in a suicide belt under a jacket? But the next world war is likely to be against them.
        It is even possible that this war has already begun, we are simply actively refusing to recognize this reality. In this case, it’s not the advanced planes that are more useful, but the dogs trained for explosives. As well as bespectacles writing more and more intelligent programs that track and analyze the flow of information. Well and the main thing - it is necessary to put an end to liberalism and political correctness and to look into the eyes of reality.
        1. Valentine
          Valentine 21 November 2013 21: 49
          +1
          That’s why the enemy is heading out with brainwashing and stoned martyrs, because in the sky there are Su, Tu and MiG. It wouldn’t - in the old fashioned way they would bomb in the Stone Age.
  9. lotar
    lotar 21 November 2013 10: 51
    +5
    I’m wondering how you can talk about the superiority of any technique over any other without comparing it with the TTX of competitors, or at least provide links to them. Recently, more and more often I find articles of this nature where you just have to take a word. In my opinion, this is not well and not professionally. Well, to assume that everything around is id ... you, and you are a sage too wrong. Yes, there is a policy of double standards, including in the military sphere, but not everybody sits there ... , and there are professionals in their field. And the fact that now the Air Force is soon udet do PAKFA has prichiny.I in the state do not have to bring all their arguments in favor of this or that technology, as these data can be sverhsekretnymi.I any leak of information could undermine this advantage.
    1. ytqnhfk
      ytqnhfk 21 November 2013 12: 32
      +1
      TTX is not always possible in reality, you can compare tigers on armor were more powerful than 34 but they lost in speed and mobility were laborious and expensive to manufacture not repairable in the field and therefore did not lose field superiority immediately but lost with the advent of a more powerful gun on our 34- 85
      1. vtur
        vtur 21 November 2013 16: 45
        +1
        Quote: ytqnhfk
        and on this lost field superiority

        I agree that a direct comparison of performance characteristics does not always give an objective result. But comparing the "Tiger" (what, "Royal"?) With the T-34-85, or even with the IS-2, to put it mildly, is incorrect.
        Since we are talking about aviation, it would be better to compare, for example, the FW-190 with La-5/7
        1. podgornovea
          podgornovea 28 October 2016 21: 18
          0
          About tigers to compare with the T-34, here in my opinion everything is clear - ex fart :))
  10. fleks
    fleks 21 November 2013 11: 46
    +1
    the article is clearly amateurish and naive; what kind of angle of attack is 150-180 degrees? - the author was too lazy to even give his material for testing by specialists - now food for the forum
  11. fleks
    fleks 21 November 2013 11: 52
    +1
    In the article, bold minus, how does the author see an angle of attack of 150 degrees? And if he does not see an angle of attack of 10 degrees, then there is nothing to operate with unfamiliar terms and make the aircraft people laugh
  12. evil hamster
    evil hamster 21 November 2013 12: 04
    +1
    The author, as has already been written here, is the Su37 - the only board obtained by hanging the UHT engines on the "serial" Su35 (Su27M). He played his role as an experimental platform, he essentially never had prospects for the series, you shouldn't worry about him so much. The current Su35S is a much more balanced, advanced and comprehensive upgrade of the T10.
    1. abc_alex
      abc_alex 21 November 2013 14: 40
      0
      Nevertheless, the Su-37 is closer to the concept of super-maneuverability.
  13. Wiruz
    Wiruz 21 November 2013 12: 11
    +1
    What did the Americans say about the Su-37 (there first about the F-22 and F-23).
  14. Alexander I
    Alexander I 21 November 2013 12: 19
    +2
    If the political elite has "steel eggs", then it is not so important what is in service with the Su-37 or Su-27, it is important whether there is enough spirit to use them.
    1. Zulu_S
      Zulu_S 11 June 2017 16: 42
      0
      Would there be steel eggs, and it is possible with a club on a machine gun?
  15. propolsky
    propolsky 21 November 2013 12: 37
    +3
    The operating time remains and is transferred to new types, so that not everything was lost and it was in vain ...
  16. Nayhas
    Nayhas 21 November 2013 12: 38
    +2
    If we imagine that there would be hundreds of Su-37's in service with the Russian Air Force - the West would LITERALLY FEAR AWAY FROM FEAR, and in the event of a conflict, burn Eurofighter, Raphal and Raptor on the ground! But Su-37 suffered a sad fate - everything was decided by a dirty policy ...

    By the end of a rather short story, the author went into frank hysteria. Well, the West never trembled with fear, otherwise the unification of Germany would have happened from east to west. And to be honest, why does the author need the "West to tremble", to pay more for gas or to give food and cars for nothing?
    PS: judging by the tone of the author, he considers the Su-37 (a frank hack to replace the Su-27 that did not satisfy the military) is better than the Su-35S (by the way, a more thoughtful modernization of the Su-27), but if so, the arguments should be by their own, and not by the delirium cited idiot idiocy ...
  17. Andreitas
    Andreitas 21 November 2013 12: 42
    -1
    He played on a flight simulator on the Su-37. So on this machine he shot down everyone in the game without tension. This of course is just a game, but gives an idea of ​​the aircraft as a whole, or rather its superiority over other machines.
  18. rudolff
    rudolff 21 November 2013 13: 18
    +5
    I do not presume to judge its technical characteristics and even more so compare it with other machines, but when I saw it for the first time on a box, it was almost shocked, coupled with puppy delight. There was a feeling that the laws of physics were turned off for a while!
    1. vova1973
      vova1973 8 November 2016 15: 54
      0
      see how sports planes fly. And indeed, at what speeds are all these figures shown.
  19. ddzhan
    ddzhan 21 November 2013 13: 36
    +1
    Even the most “smart” American missiles will slip past an airplane suddenly hovering in the sky, or flipping over its tail


    Well, well ... Is this about missiles maneuvering with overloads of 20-30 units and equipped with non-contact fuses?!?
    1. EvilLion
      EvilLion 21 November 2013 15: 39
      0
      We learn the physical principles of guidance.
  20. Odysseus
    Odysseus 21 November 2013 14: 04
    +7
    The article is absolutely amazing in its complete absurdity. This is actually the only thing that can be said about it.
  21. Drosselmeyer
    Drosselmeyer 21 November 2013 14: 30
    10
    Again, throwing caps to someone.
    +++ If you imagine that there would be hundreds of Su-37s in the arsenal of the Russian Air Force, the West WAS LITERALLY SHAKING FROM FEAR, and in the event of a conflict, Eurofighters, Rafals and Raptors on earth would burn! But the Su-37 suffered a sad fate - everything was decided by a dirty policy ... +++
    This was already heard in our country in the 30s when tens of thousands of tanks were stamped. Only now the enemy was not afraid of something, but doped to the Volga.
    For the author of the article, you see, planes to build and apply them as in a computer strategy: stamped units, circled and clicked with the mouse.
    1. Krilion
      Krilion 21 November 2013 15: 25
      -6
      Quote: Drosselmeyer
      Again, we throw caps over someone. +++ === The Su-37 suffered a sad fate - everything was decided by a dirty policy ... +++ This was already heard in our country in the 30s when tens of thousands of tanks were stamped. Only now the enemy was not afraid of something, but doped to the Volga.


      but don’t confuse the warm with the soft .... to compare the confrontation of BT-7 with Pz4 in the contest of Su-37 with European air junk is not smart ...
      1. podgornovea
        podgornovea 28 October 2016 21: 24
        0
        Well, yes, except for BT-7, then there was nothing at all - neither 34, nor kv, but Pz4 was not measured of course.
  22. denson06
    denson06 21 November 2013 14: 42
    +2
    They made a good car for those years ... and most importantly, developments that are ahead of their time, which are now being improved and implemented. And this is after almost 20 years !!! Well done, our designers! Honor and praise to them ... hi
  23. Eugeniy_369
    Eugeniy_369 21 November 2013 15: 16
    +3
    , so .... "urya patriotism" ..... The author did not disclose the topic.
  24. kistkirill
    kistkirill 21 November 2013 15: 21
    0
    Excellent article.
  25. Krilion
    Krilion 21 November 2013 15: 22
    -1
    eurofighter, raptors and rafals still burn ... what is now being produced in Russia is quite suitable for this ...
    1. podgornovea
      podgornovea 28 October 2016 21: 28
      0
      Rafal is generally an ideal aircraft in terms of combat load for its weight and dimensions - purely for aircraft carriers.
      The only cooler grip is that for aircraft carriers (air defense in particular) and "aircraft-carrying cruisers" is a complete ideal.
  26. NEXUS
    NEXUS 21 November 2013 15: 58
    +4
    Quote: Russian
    Well, are there any developments?

    T-50 plane know? There it is.

    t-50 say 7 ... hmm ... where is he? in the amount of 5 pieces, at the stage of testing and endless improvements ... and what does the Russian army have? m ... for sure everything that was in the su-37 and in the T-50 and even more ... but ... let's look at the realities of today ... the conversation about the 5th generation fighter has been going on for a long time, but in fact it is not with us, and the amers with Europe, yes and in China ... those pathetic attempts by the United States to call the raptor a 5th generation fighter do not stand up to criticism ... maybe, our any 4+ generation fighter will "remove" this bird from the sky without much straining ... now what about su -z7 ... yes, the car is notable, even a film about it was shot in revenge for their film "stealth" ... but tell me, isn't it outdated in such a time, or have our specialists been on a smoke break all this time ?! they are already seriously talking about 6th generation fighters! I will add to everything that has been said, with all this, our pilots are the best in the world, and this is a FACT! And the car, the car will be ... and I am sure, amer or China or someone else, before it will not reach 15-20 years ... gold There have always been enough goals in Russia.
    1. patsantre
      patsantre 21 November 2013 20: 01
      0
      Quote: NEXUS
      a raptor fighter of the 5th generation does not stand up to criticism ... maybe, our any fighter of generation 4+ will "remove" this bird from the sky without too much straining

      Your miserable delusional do not stand up to criticism. Laughter and nothing more.
  27. xomaNN
    xomaNN 21 November 2013 16: 50
    +3
    In addition to the overly pathos ending of the essay, the material is interesting. But keep in mind that we assess the possibility of developing the Su-37 from the standpoint of Putin’s current attitude towards financing the Air Force and restoring relative order. And that corrupt mess under Yeltsin? A lot of things in aviation were ruined even from Soviet developments. It's a pity..
  28. Admiral 013
    Admiral 013 21 November 2013 17: 46
    -2
    With grief in half, two hundred could have been produced and that would have been wonderful. But in the end, how much do we get the T-50 by the 20th year? Pieces 20 maximum. And the 37th fighter is good, the Americans themselves then admitted that he is better than a raptor.
    1. patsantre
      patsantre 21 November 2013 20: 02
      +1
      May I refer? And who admitted a homegrown expert like you?
  29. Nikone
    Nikone 21 November 2013 18: 28
    -1
    Stupid article. The fact that the author paints as a super aircraft Su-37 is now mass-produced under the name Su-35S ...
  30. vinni
    vinni 21 November 2013 19: 53
    0
    For inquisitive minds: in order to understand the usefulness of all sorts of tricks in the sky, it is enough to compare the ranges of available overloads of aircraft and guided missiles, both missiles and air-to-air. It is clear that the pilot, no matter how trained, is over 9-10 units. (and even then for a short time) will not stand, and modern SDs have long exceeded 20-30 units. (some up to 50 units). So the pilot has practically NO chance if he missed the launch of the rocket on his airplane. I had a chance to communicate with NATO pilots, and so they are not preparing for any "dog dumps", and the likelihood of such events in their mind is a few percent. The main thing for them is long-range missile combat with a high level of information awareness. By the way, the super-duper plane F-35 does not shine with flight data at all, even in comparison with the devices of the 4th generation (and in some places the 3rd generation), but what really amazes is its equipment ...
    1. savage1976
      savage1976 1 November 2016 15: 51
      0
      At first there were hand-to-hand fighters with swords, batons) then archers (long-range) appeared, did the need for fighters with swords and batons disappear? It would seem whoever shoots bows further, shoot yourself and you win all the battles ..... Alas, it didn’t work ..... Yes, and now, missiles, guns, aircraft, and hand-to-hand combat has not been canceled. Also in aviation, one can prepare for the execution of the Papuans from far abroad, but something and the Papuans became frequent guests visiting the golden billion.
  31. Idolum
    Idolum 21 November 2013 20: 48
    +2
    Undoubtedly, the Su-37 is the progenitor of the 35th, but again, they are different ... Each has its own + and -. 37 with its PGO (brought to the level of 35s for filling, with the same GTD + ovt) will undoubtedly be more maneuverable than 35s, elementary in the greater presence of controls, and this is additional mass, resistance, hence lower speed, range. 35th in this situation, faster and farther, but ... (See. Above) We now turn our attention to the technological part. What we have. In fact, two gliders. With and without PGO ... Each with its own trick))) And now we’ll look at the air force, hmm, we see there the basis of safe gliders (I'm talking about heavy fighters as a class in Russia), which is good, so conceived, having such a territory is logical Bet on speed and range. And after all, the industry is sharpened under them (for each glider, its own production line), as a result, it is easier to launch exactly 35s into a series. Development of PGO went to the plant, which collects 30-ku, albeit fewer. And where to rush? There is a planning horizon. All at once it is impossible, and it is not necessary ... And for the whole time. The 27th received PGO, and became K, and having reduced the sweep of the wing, and then it became 33, and then 37;) and note that since the lifting force increased, the number of pylons (33 = 37) increased and the escape was shorter. Ship in one word. When are we building an aircraft carrier there? A heavy deck?))) Well, God forbid, Russia will build aircraft carriers. And perhaps we will see in the near future, in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, the AUG of the Russian Navy, and the new Russian aircraft carrier, the new sea hard worker, Su-37S, taking off from the deck.
  32. saturn.mmm
    saturn.mmm 21 November 2013 22: 40
    +1
    Grandma remembered how she was a girl
  33. Vasek
    Vasek 21 November 2013 22: 49
    0
    And what is:
    "systems using elements of artificial intelligence"?
  34. cherkas.oe
    cherkas.oe 21 November 2013 23: 02
    +3
    Damn, what is the article about? request As if the person woke up and for no reason at all began to yell: - "The guard was robbed."
  35. NEXUS
    NEXUS 22 November 2013 00: 09
    +4
    Quote: patsantre
    Quote: NEXUS
    a raptor fighter of the 5th generation does not stand up to criticism ... maybe, our any fighter of generation 4+ will "remove" this bird from the sky without too much straining

    Your miserable delusional do not stand up to criticism. Laughter and nothing more.

    you speak on business dear ... but do not fart with a brain
  36. Bersaglieri
    Bersaglieri 22 November 2013 00: 54
    +1
    Su-37 - a purely experimental board for testing engines with UVT and new avionics.
    Nobody was going to put it into service. The solutions worked out on the Su-37 were serially implemented in the Su-30MKI and, as a result, in the current Su-35C (except for PGO).
  37. Marconi41
    Marconi41 22 November 2013 03: 58
    +2
    Clear. The next article by this author will be about the ruined Berkut Su-47. Well, let's wait, read, laugh ...
  38. fleks
    fleks 7 November 2016 17: 16
    +1
    FEATURES: quickly change the fuselage orientation to angles of up to 180 ° and hold it in this position for the time necessary to launch the rocket.
    The absence of restrictions on the angles of attack and the appearance of a significant increase in lift in unsteady flow caused by large angular velocities of pitch also contributed to the emergence of new types of maneuver for a fighter:
    • reversal in the plane of symmetry by 360 ° (“Frolov’s chakra”)
    ; the author specifically burns --- somewhere he heard something --- to me as an AIR SPECIALIST these numbers are not clear ......
  39. fleks
    fleks 7 November 2016 17: 23
    +1
    and an angle of attack of 150 is how? --- very interesting --- something new in aerodynamics ----- I probably missed a pancake
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  41. Party_time
    Party_time 4 February 2017 19: 20
    0
    Su-35 and Su-37 (711), these are different projects of modernization of the Su-27 !!, initially the choice was made in favor of the Su-37, and the Su-35 was sent to a long box, but after losing the only prototype, the Su-35 was mothballed. It took 35 years to fine-tune the Su-37 to the level of the then Su-10!