Su-50 PAK-FA (T-50)

The Su-50 PAK FA is a Russian stealth jet fighter developed by Sukhoi. Its prototype, the T-50, performed its first test flight on January 29, 2010. The Sukhoi PAK FA has a delta-like wing design and its fuselage is made of 75% of titanium alloy. The Su-50 has the ability to supercruise, incorporating a fix-mounted AESA radar with a 1,500-element array. The Russian stealth fighter is equipped with two tandem main weapons bays in the center fuselage, between the engine nacelles. The PAK FA is powered by two AL-41F turbofan engines, producing 142 kN (32,000 lb) of thrust in afterburner and 86.3 kN (19,400 lb) dry. The Su-50 can fly at Mach 2+ and is armed with four Vympel R-77 air-to-air missiles and two Vimpel R-73 air-to-air missiles. This Russian aircraft project arose out of the need of a supersonic stealth fighter to counter the US F-22 Raptor.

Specifications

Type: multirole stealth fighter aircraft
Engine: two AL-41F turbofans
Maximum speed: Mach 2+ (2,500km/h – 2,100mi)
Cruise speed: Mach 1.33 (2,100km/h – 1,800mph)
Range: 5,500 km (3,417mi)
Ceiling: 20,000 m (65,616ft)
Avionics: N050 BRLS AFAR/AESA built by Tikhomirov NIIP
Weapons: four R-77M air-to-air missiles; two R-73 air-to-air missiles; two Type 810 cruise missiles
Length: 19.8 m (65.9ft)
Wingspan: 14 m (46.6ft)
Height: 6.05 m (19.8ft)
Crew: one

Sukhoi T-50 PAK FA During Test Flight (Video)

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