Experts Su-35 flight test aircraft crash impact on national Sukhoi Series
Russia’s new Su-35 fighter planes developed performance is excellent.
Editor’s note: According to Russian media reports, Moscow time at 11:00 on April 26 about a Su-35 fighter prototype in Komsomolsk-Amur Aviation Production River Associates, Inc. “Jie Muji” airport take-off roll time, hit the barrier, completely destroyed the aircraft and burst into flames. With a successful test pilot ejection escape system.
Su-35 is actually a type of what kind of fighter? How Russia’s Su-35 has placed high expectations? Su-35 flight test would damage the international pattern of future advanced fighter aircraft have any effect? This week, “Chen Hu Troops” will work with you to concern.
Su-27 family of the “Terminator”
Chen Hu: an aircraft accident, there damage is not very special. Prior to this, there have been many aircraft accidents or similar failures, including the U.S. F-22 crash. But for the Su-35, it is an ongoing flight test of advanced fighter aircraft, and the Russian military equipment in the country and its exports have high hopes, therefore, it is sure to test the damage caused in no small impact.
we may first concern is the Su-35 is what kind of fighter? If you see its picture, the more senior fans will soon find its shape and Su-27 is very much the same. Indeed, the Su-35 Su-27 is the last member of the family, some media call it Su-27 family of the “Terminator.”
Russian Su-35 known as the fourth generation + + aircraft, mutatis mutandis, on behalf of Western planning methods, the Russian equivalent of four generations of aircraft to Western standards of three generations of machines, the Russian Five unit is equivalent to Western standards four generations of machines. So, the so-called “fourth generation + +”, according to Western standards should be considered three generations of semi-fighters.
worth mentioning is that why Russia, plus two “+” to the Su-35? In fact, the Russian Su-35 in order to express the performance of more than three generations of the West half of fighters, the so called fourth-generation Su-35 + + type. For example, the French “Rafale”, jointly developed in Europe, “wind”, these are typical of three generations of internationally recognized half-planes. Russia believes that its overall performance on the Su-35 in these so-called Three and a half beyond the aircraft, so it + +, labeled the four generations of such a title.
“four generations + +” truly do
Chen Hu: Well, this title is not worthy of the name it? We can take a closer look at the performance characteristics of the Su-35.
now the most advanced fighter aircraft, like the American F-22, F-35, which is recognized by four generations of a typical machine. Sign of four generations of machines in general are mainly four signs: stealth, supersonic cruise, super maneuverability, super-advanced airborne electronic systems, some Westerners call it 4S. This is standard with all the 4S, only F-22, F-22 but have now discontinued immediately.
In addition, F-35 of them actually have some of these 4S standard. For example, F-35 has stealth capabilities. In addition, it is quite advanced electronic devices, so it has at least two “S”. As for the other two “S”, F-35 supersonic cruise capability is not available; in mobility, in accordance with the present comments of view, F-35′s mobility in general and the three generations of machines flat, so that the “S” do not have. Nevertheless, F-35 is known as fourth generation machines.
then we can look at Su-35 is the “fourth generation + +.” It has two outstanding basic performance characteristics. First, it has supersonic cruise capability. Su-35 should be said that the Soviet Union following the F-22 and MiG-31 interceptor year after the world’s third fighter with supersonic cruise capability. In other words, it has a “S”. In addition, the mobility, the Su-35 also has an extraordinary mobility. It is mainly realized through two ways. First, it’s thrust vector power system, note the Su-35′s engine tail pipe, it’s the tail pipe is moving, the direction of the jet can be adjusted. With this, its mobility will be greatly improved. In addition, the Su-35 is the body of the aerodynamic control surfaces a lot, is it a lot of wings, small wings can move. Then the aerodynamic control surfaces by wire controls for a system after use and control, it can produce some extraordinary mobility. For example, the instant change point to the nose, even the process of aircraft in flight can produce parallel movement effect. This so-called super mobility, it is said that there would be great in close combat advantage.
these two aspects, the Su-35 is actually two of them with the 4S “S”. Similarly, F-35 is two “S”. Su-35 is not stealth, so Russia has not yet assigned it to the equivalent of the fourth generation of the so-called Five Western aircraft, but also more conservative. But it does than three generations and three generations of aircraft to be higher than half a chip.
under a machine, Man machine on
Chen Hu: before, some research departments in the United States F-35 combat capabilities demonstration, it had conducted air combat simulation. The simulation results are F-35 fighter aircraft in the new face of defeat, and when to do this is the Su-35 simulated opponents. From here we can see, Su-35′s overall operational performance should be said to be very superior. If a single performance from the air, it should be said, it is second only to the U.S. F-22 fighter, a type of advanced fighter aircraft. In addition, the fighter should be said that the electronic system is quite advanced. We just talked about the 4S There is also a “S” is an advanced airborne electronic systems. This advanced airborne electronic systems or the core of what is iconic aircraft equipped with phased array fire control radar search. Su-35 is just ready equipped with a “Snow Leopard” phased array airborne radar. From this perspective, it actually accounts for 4S among the three “S”, the only difference between a stealth performance.
Su-27 family heads are large, containing shells are strong. In accordance with the relevant media reports, Su-35 can reach the maximum capacity of 8 tons mounted, plug-in points with 12, indicating that it can load a lot of weapons. And because the aircraft big, it can hold a lot of oil, and thus its range and combat radius to large. It is said in the fuel tank is not linked to the case of maximum range can reach 36 kilometers, tanks can be linked to 4,500 km. If converted into a combat radius, then, is 1500-2000 km. These features are quite prominent. This indicates that the aircraft’s air combat performance, but also has a strong long-range attack capability.
precisely because the performance is superior to the Su-35 Russian aircraft have high hopes for this. According to Russian military say the next period of time they may purchase a part of Su-35 fighters. Zelin said the Russian Air Force commander in chief, ready to make two or three groups learn to use the Su-35. In fact, Russia has the Russian Su-35 as a fourth generation machine by the machine to five generations of the transition of a transition model. Meanwhile, Russia’s Su-35 has high hopes for export to international markets, said that some countries have issued orders to the Su-35.
we see that Su-35 is now a great level of performance “under a machine, Man machine on” the situation. Therefore, once the international market, international markets may be US-made aircraft to form a single large state of great impact.
Russia’s efforts have suffered setbacks
Chen Hu: Now, the Su-35 prototype test flight of the damage occurred during this event, will first affect the Soviet Union – 35 flight shape, fitted out, the production time. According to the current situation, I think the Su-35 development process, it delays the time at least six months to a year and may even be longer. Flight shape, fitted out, the production will directly affect the time delay in the equipment of the Russian Air Force. In other words, in the next period of time, the Russian Air Force’s high hopes for this one aircraft will not immediately enter the Air Force. Russian Air Force that I am afraid to wait for the new equipment will further lengthen the cycle.
the Su-35 test events have greater impact damage is actually advanced fighter competition, and international market share of advanced aircraft.
We know that in almost half a century earlier, the field has been in a Soviet fighter aircraft (Russian) rivalry, the U.S. Department of the Russian Department of fighter aircraft and to compete for the limelight.
20 1960, when the Soviet Union’s MiG-21 and U.S. F-4 “Phantom” fighter hegemony; to 80 years later, on a U.S. F-15, F-16 , F-18 Su-27 series and the Soviet Union, m -29 series to compete for the limelight.
21 century, Russia inherited the Soviet Union, such a position. But its economic decline, the strength significantly attenuated. In this case, it developed the new machine there had been interrupted situation. At that time, the U.S. introduced a new generation of F-22 and F-35 fighter jets, while Russia is only able to maintain the improvements and modifications Su-27 series aircraft.
until the F-35 into the development phase, this state appears to be a little subtle changes. Because the United States in F-22 equipment to stop after a certain number, and the current F-22 is determined not export. As a result, a large number of equipment of advanced fighter jets the United States becomes a F-35, can be into the future market, is also vying for market Fighter F-35. At the same time, Russia’s Su-35 fighter has entered the flight in the late stage. Su-35 fighter jets from the overall performance, in some extent beyond the U.S. F-35. As a result, Russia in the doldrums for some time, hoping to finally have the pattern in which the international advanced fighter to regain a favorable position to use the advanced Su-35 fighter aircraft in the future to win a favorable export market competitive conditions.
Now, Su-35 prototype in flight when the damage to Russia’s ambition is bound to be a big blow. At the same time, to some extent will continue to maintain a U.S. advanced fighter dominate.
prototype destroyed in the process, there is a small episode: in the state plane does not leave the ground, the pilot ejected to use escape the system. This is from another point of view Mingsu -35 ejection escape system performance indeed, but before, it’s the system also had a lot of outstanding performance. However, this is after all only a subsidiary system. A fighter can not escape the system by virtue of its excellent performance has become the world’s most advanced fighter, and can not therefore account for a large international market.
It seems that in the next five years or even longer, Russia wants to re-establish it in the field of advanced fighter aircraft’s position, while the advanced fighter aircraft in the international export market, Bode a share, this effort to be a great setback.