FB-22 Revisited in Russia?

FlightGlobal.com today has an image showing the potential design for Russia’s next-generation fighter, the Sukhoi T-50. The image was released by the engine company NPO Saturn, not Sukhoi. It appears every bit a hybrid of the Lockheed Martin F-22 and one of the design concepts for the FB-22 (see photo at bottom of page).

Perhaps the Russians have learned the lesson that, for all of the F-22′s many merits, the Raptor’s inherent limitations for range and payload capacity will forever crimp its mission flexibility.

Here’s the T-50 image:

T50sukhoi_2

And here’s the FB-22 image:

Fb22_scale



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One Response to FB-22 Revisited in Russia?

  1. Lisa 24 April, 2007 at 10:42 pm #

    Yo, Stephen,

    This is Lisa, your old pal from the Wesley F. Have you seen my blog?

    http://sunshinegirlonarainyday.blogspot.com/

    Hope all is well with you,
    Lisa

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