Sukhoi SU-57


The Sukhoi Su-57 (Russian: Сухой Су-57; NATO reporting name: Felon) is a twin-engine stealth multirole fighter aircraft developed by Sukhoi.[6] It is the product of the PAK FA (Russian: ПАК ФА, short for: Перспективный авиационный комплекс фронтовой авиации, romanized: Perspektivnyy Aviatsionnyy Kompleks Frontovoy Aviatsii, lit. ''prospective aeronautical complex of front-line air forces'') programme, which was initiated in 1999 as a more modern and affordable alternative to the Mikoyan MFI (Project 1.44/1.42). Sukhoi's internal designation for the aircraft is T-50. The Su-57 is the first aircraft in Russian military service designed with stealth technology and is intended to be the basis for a family of stealth combat aircraft.

A multirole fighter capable of aerial combat as well as ground and maritime strike, the Su-57 incorporates stealth, supermaneuverability, supercruise, integrated avionics, and substantial internal payload capacity. The aircraft is expected to succeed the MiG-29 and Su-27 in the Russian military aviation arms. In addition to serving the Russian armed forces, the aircraft has also been marketed for export. The first prototype aircraft flew in 2010, and after a protracted development due to various issues that emerged during trials, including the destruction of the first production aircraft in a crash before its delivery, the first Su-57 entered service with the Russian Aerospace Forces (VKS) in December 2020.The fighter is expected to have a service life of up to 35 years.


General characteristics

Crew: 1
Length: 20.1 m (65 ft 11 in)
Wingspan: 14.1 m (46 ft 3 in)
Height: 4.6 m (15 ft 1 in)
Wing area: 78.8 m2 (848 sq ft)
Empty weight: 18,000 kg (39,683 lb)
Gross weight: 25,000 kg (55,116 lb) normal takeoff weight, 29,270 kg (64,530 lb) at full load
Max takeoff weight: 35,000 kg (77,162 lb)
Fuel capacity: 10,300 kg (22,700 lb)
Powerplant: 2 × Saturn AL-41F1 afterburning turbofan, 88.3 kN (19,900 lbf) thrust each dry, 142.2 kN (32,000 lbf) with afterburner, 147.1 kN (33,100 lbf) in emergency power

Maximum speed: Mach 2 (2,135 km/h; 1,327 mph) at altitude
Mach 1.3 (1,400 km/h; 870 mph) supercruise at altitude
Range: 3,500 km (2,200 mi, 1,900 nmi) subsonic, 4,500 km from 2 outboard fuel tanks[244]
Supersonic range: 1,500 km (930 mi, 810 nmi)
Service ceiling: 20,000 m (66,000 ft)
g limits: +9.0
Wing loading: 371 kg/m2 (76 lb/sq ft) normal takeoff weight
Thrust/weight: 1.16 at normal takeoff weight (0.99 at loaded weight with full fuel)
Guns: 1 × 30 mm Gryazev-Shipunov GSh-30-1 autocannon
Hardpoints: 12 hardpoints (6 × internal, 6 × external)
Air-to-air missiles:
izdeliye 810[245]
Air-to-surface missiles:
4 × Kh-38M, Kh-59MK2[244]
Anti-ship missiles:
2 × Kh-35U, Kh-31 etс.
Anti-radiation missiles:
4 × Kh-58UShK
250, 500, 1,500 kg guided and un-guided bombs
Anti-tank "Drill"[246] 500 kg cluster-bomb + active homing[245]
Sh-121 multifunctional integrated radio electronic system (MIRES)
Byelka radar (400 km, 60 tracks with 16 targeted)[247][248]
N036-1-01: Frontal X-band active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar
N036B-1-01: Cheek X-band AESA radars for increased angular coverage
N036L-1-01: Slat L-band arrays for IFF
L402 Himalayas electronic countermeasure suite
101KS Atoll electro-optical targeting system
101KS-O: Laser Directional Infrared Counter Measures
101KS-V: Infrared search and track
101KS-U: Ultraviolet missile approach warning system
101KS-N: Targeting pod
101KS-P: thermal imager for low altitude flying and night landing

The Su-57 has a glass cockpit with no analogue gauges.


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