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Démonstration du Soukhoi Su 35 au salon du Bourget.
Le Soukhoï Su-35 (Flanker Plus dans le code OTAN) est un chasseur russe. Il a été créé dans le but d’accroître les capacités offensives du Su-27 et de lui donner la possibilité de détruire tant les cibles aériennes que de surface.
Le Su-35 est le premier chasseur au monde à avoir deux radars, un N-011 multimode à balayage électronique à l’avant et un N-012 dans le cône de queue. Le N-011 est capable d’acquérir 15 cibles et d’en engager 8, sa portée est de plus de 100 km pour un objectif d’une SER de 0,01 m2.
Sukhoi Su35 demonstration at Paris Air Show "Le Bourget".
The Sukhoi Su-35 (Russian: Сухой Су-35; NATO reporting name: Flanker-E) is designation of two different heavily-upgraded derivatives of the Su-27 ‘Flanker’. Both are single-seat, twin-engine supermaneuverable multirole fighters, designed by Sukhoi and built by Komsomolsk-on-Amur Aircraft Production Association (KnAAPO).
The first variant was designed during the 1980s, when Sukhoi was looking to upgrade its high-performance Su-27, and was initially known as the Su-27M. Later re-designated Su-35, this derivative incorporates aerodynamic refinements to increase manoeuvrability, enhanced avionics, longer range, and a more powerful engine. The first Su-35 prototype, converted from a Su-27, made its maiden flight in June 1988. More than a dozen of these were built with some used by the Russian Knights aerobatic demonstration team. The first Su-35 design was later modified into the Su-37 with thrust-vectoring engines and used as a technology demonstrator. A sole Su-35UB two-seat trainer was built in the late 1990s that, despite its name, shares a strong resemblance to the Su-30MK family.
In 2003, Sukhoi embarked on a second modernization of the Su-27 to produce what the company calls a 4++ generation fighter that would serve as an interim fighter prior to the arrival of the Sukhoi PAK FA. This derivative incorporates a reinforced airframe, improved avionics and radar, thrust-vectoring engines, and a reduced radar signature from the front, while omitting the canards and air brake. In 2008 the revamped variant, erroneously dubbed the Su-35BM by the media, started its flight test programme that involved four prototypes, one of which was lost in 2009.
The Russian Air Force has ordered 48 production units, designated Su-35S, of the newly-revamped Su-35. Both Su-35 models have been offered to many countries, including Brazil, China, India and South Korea, but so far have not attracted any export orders. Sukhoi originally projected that it would export more than 160 units of the second modernized Su-35 worldwide.
Beriev A-50, Sukhoi Su-27
Image by Dmitry Terekhov
The Beriev A-50 Shmel (Russian: Шмель ‘bumble bee’), (NATO reporting name: Mainstay) is a Russian airborne early warning (AEW) aircraft based on the Ilyushin Il-76 transport. Developed to replace the Tupolev Tu-126 ‘Moss’, the A-50 first flew in 1978. It entered service in 1984, with about 40 produced by 1992.
The mission personnel of the 15-man crew derive data from the large Liana surveillance radar with its antenna in an over-fuselage rotordome, which has a diameter of 29 ft 9 in (9.00 m).
The A-50 can control up to 10 fighter aircraft for either air-to-air intercept or air-to-ground attack missions. The A-50 is capable of flying for 4 hours at a 1000 km from its base at a maximum takeoff weight of 190 tons. The aircraft can be refuelled by Il-78 tankers , although some sources indicates flight tests showed that aerial refueling was all but impossible because the rotodome would hit turbulence from the tanker, causing severe buffeting.
The radar "Vega-M" is designed by MNIIP, Moscow, and produced by NPO Vega. The "Vega-M" is capable of tracking up to 50 targets simultaneously within 230 kilometers. Large targets, like surface ships, can be tracked at a distance of 400 km.
* A-50M – Modernized Russian Version fitted with mid-air refueling capability.
* A-50U – updated Russian variant
* Izdeliye-676 – One-off stop-gap telemetry and tracking aircraft.
* Izdeliye-776 – One-off stop-gap telemetry and tracking aircraft.
* Izdeliye-976 (SKIP) – (СКИП – Самолетный Контрольно-Измерительный Пункт, Airborne Check-Measure-and-Control Center) – Il-76 based Range Control and Missile tracking platform. Initially built to support Raduga Kh-55 cruise missile tests.Has fixed radar cover filled with other equipment and glassed navigator cockpit, (One prototype and five production conversions).
* Izdeliye-1076 – One-off special mission aircraft with unknown duties.
* A-50I – variant with Israeli Phalcon radar, designed for China but project cancelled under pressure of United States
* A-50E/I – export version with Russian Shmel or Israeli Phalcon radar
* KJ-2000 – Chinese variant based on the A-50I airframe
* Crew: 15
* Length: 49.59m (152 ft 8 in)
* Wingspan: 50.50 m (165 ft 6 in)
* Height: 14.76 m (48 ft 5 in)
* Wing area: 300 m² (3,228 ft²)
* Empty weight: 75,000 kg (165,347 lb)
* Max takeoff weight: 170,000 kg (374,786 lb)
* Powerplant: 4× Aviadvigatel PS-90A turbofan, 157 kN (35,200 lbf) each
* Maximum speed: 800 km/h (497 mph)
* Range: 6,400 km (3,977 mi)
* Service ceiling: 12,000 m (39,371 ft)
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