Sukhoi Fighters to Put on Show at MAKS

Aug 22, 2013 No Comments by

Russia’s fifth-generation T-50 and Su-35S multirole fighter jets will perform stunning aerobatics at Moscow’s MAKS International Aviation and Space show next week, their maker Sukhoi said Thursday.

The jets will display dramatic maneuvers, including what is known as the Puchagev Cobra in which a flying airplane suddenly raises its nose to the vertical position and slightly beyond, and then drops it back to level flight attitude, the company said in a statement.

The T-50, the pre-production version of what will become Russia’s first stealthy fighter and somewhat comparable to Lockheed Martin’s F-22 Raptor, is undergoing tests in prototype form and made its first public appearance at MAKS two years ago. The Su-35S, a single-seat, twin-engined plane with thrust-vectoring nozzles, is the latest version of what was originally known as the Su-27M.

MAKS 2013, set for Aug. 27-Sept. 1, is expected to be attended by more than 100,000 visitors daily. The show, held since 1992 at Ramenskoye Airport located southeast of Moscow, is open to the public.

RIA Novosti contributed to this story

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