1. The su-35 aircraft in aviation history, there were two
The first under this designation in the early 1990-ies at the international exhibitions showed the so-called su-27M – the modernization of the basic su-27. It was actually the first attempt to make the interceptor multi-role fighter. For a number of reasons the plane went, and the index "35" returned only in 2005.
Already on 19 February 2008 from the Ramenskoye airfield LII. Gromov went up in the air new Sukhoi. The plane was piloted by honored test pilot of Russia Sergey Bogdan. At first, the fighter was designated as the su-35BM (big modernization), later called just the su-35 with an eye on exports.
After the appearance of interest on the part of the Russian air force variant of the su-35S, with the traditional letter "C" designating the technology options for the supply of the defense Ministry.
2. As "thirty-fifth" compared with UFO
Abroad, su-35 (code NATO designation: Flanker-E+) was first presented in 2013 at the international air show in Le Bourget.
Demonstration flights of the Russian fighter became the highlight of the show. Piloted an airplane again Sergey Bogdan. When he made the so-called "pancakes" in the sky, Le Bourget literally froze. This aerobatics – turn in the horizontal plane for 360 degrees in flight without loss of speed or altitude may not perform any other fighter.
"Our planes are so "pancake" flew over the airport – no aircraft in the world can do this. A complex control system on these aircraft kratovska, the engine control system is also ours," he commented later to fly our "thirty-fifth" the CEO of KRET, Nikolay Kolesov.
And foreign experts for such "supernatural" the show of su-35 then compared with a UFO. "I'm 22 years in this industry, seen a lot, but this mission – something incredible – told French engineer Christian Kunovski. Is not a fighter, it's just a UFO! To be honest, the first time I cried from happiness!"
3. Su-35 can "see" the target for 400 km
Despite the lack of AESA, a radar system, "thirty-fifth" can detect targets at ranges up to 400 km and can track up to 30 air targets and to conduct simultaneous firing of eight of them. Such ability provides the fighter radar control system (RCS) with a passive phased antenna array "IRBIS".
The system was developed in scientific research Institute of instrument them. Tikhomirova, and its production deals with the Ryazan State instrument plant, which is part of KRET. Parameters of the radar system of the su-35 is at the level of the latest foreign developments in this field, surpassing most American and European radars with passive and active phased array.
4. In the cockpit of the su-35 has no analog devices arrow
The cockpit on the su-35 reminiscent of the cockpit of the fifth generation fighter. Unlike the su-27, there are no analog devices with familiar arrows. Instead, two large color LCD screen, on which in the mode of "picture in picture" displays all necessary pilot information.
In the "glass cockpit" su-35 also includes a collimator indicator on the windshield. Thus, the pilot sees the appropriate symbols and signs in the sky, as if they are floating in the air in front of the aircraft. Hydrodynamic actuators of the power plant replaced by electric.
This not only saves space and weight, but also allows you to enter in the machine control parallel control. In practice, this means that the role of the pilot becomes less noticeable: the computer decides what speed the machine will go to aim and when to allow the pilot to use the weapon. The machine takes the part of a complex flight regimes, for example, flying at extremely low altitudes with terrain following.
5. Su-35 raises 8000 kg of bombs
One of the main advantages of the su-35 is that it can carry a huge load in the form of a missile system "air-air" — a ton of these missiles. All in all, the su-35 12 hardpoints can lift 8000 kg high-precision missiles and bombs.
The armament of the "thirty-fifth" is a whole set of guided missiles "air-surface", among which and new items such as the five anti-radar missiles extended range type X-58УШЭ, three long-range missile system "Caliber-A" and one heavy anti-ship missile long range of the "Yakhont".
The su-35 also rises to 11 air bombs with a television, satellite or laser guidance systems. In the future it will be able to apply advanced and new models of aerial bombs caliber 500 and 250 kg missile caliber 80 and 122 mm and 266/420, including laser correction. At the same time, the su-35 is able to use their weapons at supersonic speeds with Mach number equal to about 1.5 and at a height of over 13700 meters. For example, the American fighter F-35 operates at the height in the area of 9100 meters and at speeds from Mach number is about 0.9.
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