19 February 2008 for the first time rose into the air multi-role fighter su-35. Today, «thirty-fifth» becomes the face of military aviation of Russia until 2020 in the SCC of the Russian Federation will be delivered about 100 cars. Remember five interesting facts about the su-35 is most powerful fighter in the world the fourth generation.
1. Sukhoi su-35 in the history of aviation 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 for the su-35 came back only in 2005.
19 February 2008 from Ramenskoye airport LII im. Gromov rose in the air new Sukhoi. The aircraft was piloted by honored test pilot of Russia Sergey Bogdan.
At first the fighter was designated as the su-35БМ (big upgrade), then simply called the su-35 with an eye on exports. After the interest of the Russian air force appeared variant, the su-35S, with the traditional letter «C» indicating options for equipment deliveries to the defense Ministry.
2. As «thirty-fifth» compared with UFO
Abroad, su-35 (code designation NATO: Flanker-E+) was first presented in 2013 at the international Airshow in Le Bourget. Demonstration flights of the Russian fighter became the highlight of the show.
The aircraft was piloted by Sergey Bogdan again. When he made the so-called «pancakes» in the sky, Le Bourget literally froze. This aerobatic maneuver – a turn in the horizontal plane for 360 degrees in flight without loss of speed or altitude may not perform any other fighter.
«Our aircraft just «pancake» flew over the airfield by any aircraft in the world can do this. And integrated control system on these aircraft kratovska, the engine management system is also our», commented later on our flight «thirty-fifth» KRET CEO Nikolay Kolesov.
And foreign experts at such «unearthly» show su-35 immediately compared with UFOs. «I’m 22 years in this industry, seen a lot, but this mission – something incredible – told French engineer Christian Kun. Is not a fighter, it’s just a UFO! To be honest, the first time I cried with joy.»
3. Su-35 can «see» aim for 400 km
Despite the lack of an AESA, the radar system is «thirty-fifth» can detect targets at ranges of up to 400 km, and can track up to 30 air targets and conduct simultaneous firing of eight of them.
Such a capability provides the fighter radar control system (RCS) with a passive phased antenna array «IRBIS». The system was developed at the research Institute of instrumentation them. Tikhomirova, and its production deals with the Ryazan State instrument plant, which is part of KRET.
Their performance on radar system the su-35 is the latest foreign developments in this field, surpassing most American and European RLS with the passive and active HEADLIGHTS.
4. In the cockpit of the su-35 is not analog devices with arrow keys
The cockpit on the su-35 is 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 liquid-crystal screen, on which in the mode of «picture in picture» displays all the necessary information to the pilot. In «glass cockpit» su-35 also has a collimator indicator on the windshield. Thus, the pilot sees the appropriate symbols and signs in the sky, they float in the air in front of the plane.
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 car will go for goal and when to allow the pilot to use the weapon.
This machine takes over part of the complex flight regimes, for example, flying at extremely low altitudes with terrain following.
One of the main advantages of the su-35 is that it can carry an enormous load in the form of a missile system «air-air» — a ton of these missiles.
Just the same su-35 on 12 hardpoints can lift 8000 kg high-precision missiles and bombs. In the armament of thirty-five is a whole set of guided missiles «air-surface», among them such novelties as five anti-radiation missiles extended-range type X-58УШЭ, three long range missile system «Caliber-A» and one heavy anti-ship missile long range type «Yakhont».
Su-35 also rises to 11 of the corrected bombs with TV, satellite, or laser guidance systems. In the future it will be able to apply advanced and new models of aerial bombs caliber 250 and 500 kg and rockets caliber 80 and 122 mm and 266/420, including laser correction.
In this case, the su-35 is able to use their weapons at supersonic speeds with Mach number equal to about 1.5 and at the height of 13,700 meters. For example, the American fighter F-35 operates at the height of the area of 9100 meters and at a speed with a Mach number of about 0.9.