New photo of the first prototype fighter T-50


The 4 August 2011 by Ivan Kirillov at LII in Zhukovsky, the first flight prototype of the T-50-1 flight prototype of the fifth-generation Russian fighter of the PAK-FA program, appeared on the web site. Flight tests of the T-50-1 were resumed after a number of modifications were made (changes in the rear fuselage are noticeable — possibly also due to the installation of the antoshtorn parachute).
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  1. 0
    8 August 2011 11: 22
    This is news, so it is impossible to do without a corkscrew and the 5th generation?
    1. Superduck
      8 August 2011 14: 10
      Well, only some biplanes can come out of a tailspin, and the 5th generation is a complete compromise, however, it can still be reinsured until avionics is rebuilt.
  2. svvaulsh
    8 August 2011 12: 07
    What kind of parachute is this ???
  3. +1
    8 August 2011 13: 59
    It’s such a top-secret parachute that even pilots don’t know about it, nothing new from Chubais nano.
    1. svvaulsh
      8 August 2011 14: 14
      Pancake! Well, for sure, in our time only there were brakes. On the run produced.
  4. Superduck
    8 August 2011 14: 16
    Nene, I have heard more than once that they put on prototypes, more there can happen a lot to him, and even in the 5th generation, flying without a properly configured computer is practically impossible.
  5. 0
    8 August 2011 14: 20
    Well, actually the infection is beautiful !!!!!
    1. svvaulsh
      8 August 2011 14: 23
      And the engines still look alien. It can be seen that it is not the 5th generation.
    2. Superduck
      8 August 2011 15: 03
      As for me, su27 is prettier :-)
      1. svvaulsh
        8 August 2011 15: 16
        Su-27 handsome. The first time I met him in Semipalatinsk in the 89th met. But PAK is nevertheless softer in comparison. Move your relatives will, the view will change.
        1. Superduck
          8 August 2011 16: 32
          Tada, looked at these engines and thought that the infrared illumination would be strong, sooty all.
          1. svvaulsh
            8 August 2011 16: 41
            Yes, ordinary ALs are. That's true, not soot. Titanium looks like this
  6. 916-th
    9 August 2011 07: 33
    It flickered in some sources that the PAK FA will be equipped with locators of either the centimeter or decimeter range at the leading edges of the wing. Rather, the center section than the consoles - there is continuous mechanization. So, it seems that in these ranges all stealth tricks do not work, the car glows to its full height.
    1. Superduck
      9 August 2011 10: 47
      Quite rightly, it is possible to minimize reflection in the radio-frequency range only in a rather narrow take-off of wavelengths. For absolute stealth, completely different physical principles are needed.
      1. svvaulsh
        9 August 2011 11: 10
        Everything seems to be in the complex there. Part is absorbed, part is reflected in the other direction, part is extinguished.
  7. +1
    9 August 2011 10: 59
    We have been testing a generator for a long time, which creates a specific field where all the waves are absorbed.
    1. svvaulsh
      9 August 2011 11: 07
    2. Superduck
      9 August 2011 11: 22
      I also heard about the plasma generator that was smoked since the days of the USSR. Another thing is that any such generator should radiate itself non-acidic, this is the problem.
  8. 916-th
    9 August 2011 18: 44
    Here is what I found at


    Stealth aircraft really can not be detected using the radar?
    As it turned out, invisible planes are not so invisible. Their coating largely loses its properties in the rain and in fog. And besides, locators have already been created that allow you to recognize stealth objects, including aircraft made using the stealth technology. The principle of their action is based on the following effects;
    Decimeter and centimeter waves are usually used to detect radar targets. This is understandable: the shorter the wave sent by the radar, the more accurately it allows you to set the coordinates of the "target". Unless, of course, the skin of the aircraft reflects quite well the signal received from the radar. Therefore, to detect a stealth aircraft, it is necessary to increase the working wavelength of the locator.
    Using modern computer technology, the designers selected the optimal modes of exposure and processing of information received from the received radio waves. The measurement errors of the coordinates here are almost the same as when working in the centimeter range. And the signal from the "invisibility" is reflected with the same strength as from a conventional plane that is not covered with a protective film. Moreover, due to resonance, it is even amplified. To drown out such exposure, it would be necessary to make a coating of such a thickness that a heavy aircraft is unlikely to come off the ground.

    What will end this "struggle" of the invisible plane with the radar?
    It is still difficult to predict the outcome of this “struggle”. Recent developments by Russian scientists and engineers at the Research Center named after MV Keldysh showed that almost any aircraft can be made radio invisible. According to the head of this center, Academician Anatoly Koroteyev, a fundamentally different technology has been created that uses an artificial plasma formation obtained by ejecting electron beams into the atmosphere to reduce the visibility of an aircraft in radar beams by more than 100 times. Plasma clouds are created near the aircraft, which actively absorb the electromagnetic wave. This technology is much cheaper than American, it does not reduce the aerodynamics of the aircraft, does not require special forms and allows you to make invisible almost any of the existing or only designed aircraft. The generator of such plasma “clouds” weighs about 150 kg and can be installed on almost any aircraft.

    End of quote.