25 mai 2018

Russia’s Su-35 Super-Flanker: Mystery Fighter No More


SU-35 flight test, 2009 (click to view full) The Russian Su-35 was something of a mystery for many years. Pictures from Russian firms showed different fighter jets carrying that label, even as the aircraft remained a prospective design and research project, rather an active program of record. Revelations after 2007 began to provide answers. This article explains the sources of the widespread confusion regarding the Su-35’s layout and key characteristics, reviews what is now known about the [...]