First crash of a Su-57, the Russian competitor of the F-35

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First crash of a Su-57, the Russian competitor of the F-35

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On December 24, a Sukhoi Su-57 stealth fighter jet crashed during a test flight in Komsomolsk-on-Amur in the Far Eastern Khabarovsk Region.

https://www.aviation24.be/manufacturers ... habarovsk/

This is the first crash of Russia’s fifth-generation Su-57 stealth fighter jet, which carries the NATO code "Felon".

The aircraft is the Russian counterpart of the American F-35 built by Lockheed Martin, but seems to have superior performances (top speed 2600 km/h vs 1930 km/h for the F-35, range 2150 km vs 1138 km) for a lower price tag (50 million US dollars).

Maybe Belgium should have selected the Su-57 to replace the F-16? :mrgreen:
André
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