Sukhoi reveals T-50 cockpit layout and (maybe) static airframe

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit yesterday at Sukhoi’s offices has yielded some excellent footage of the T-50 cockpit and what appears to be a static airframe.

All photos and videos were posted earlier today at DefenceNet, a Russian-language web site. By the way, if you can read Cyrillic, please help me translate.

The cockpit shows two side-by-side, roughly 15-in multi-function displays with a massive head-up display.

T50 cockpit defencenet.jpg 

T50 static nose defenceet.jpg


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10 Responses to Sukhoi reveals T-50 cockpit layout and (maybe) static airframe

  1. Obamanite 3 March, 2010 at 1:06 am #

    One has to wonder if the Russians will succeed with the T-50 as they succeeded in throwing oodles of cash at their Winter Olympic team only to watch it fail miserably, or just as they’ve succeeded at making of their latest SLBM, the Bulava, a magnificent fireworks display. It used to be taken for granted that the old Soviet Union would field Olympic powerhouses, as well as SLMBs that actually were designed to explode on impact, not launch. So, it remains to be seen whether Russia can still accomplish what the Soviet Union used to do as a matter of course, namely, produce excellent fighter aircraft (and Olympic Teams, and SLBMs).

  2. jbierling 3 March, 2010 at 3:38 am #

    Why is their cockpit using an F-16 (Cougar HOTAS) throttle?

  3. Dave 3 March, 2010 at 10:11 am #

    I wouldn’t throw stones at the Russians just yet with the way things are going. We’re not doing so well with the F-35. Consider also that the last SLBM we built was the Trident II D-5, for the silo-based ICBMs, the now retired Peacekeeper was the last one. We’re using ancient Minuteman III missiles over those LGM-118s… When it comes time to replace those assets, will we still have the technical expertise to execute that kind of program? At least the Russians have come up with one, possibly two land based road mobile ICBMs in the last decade and one liquid fueled sea based design (Sineva), while we’ve done very little comparatively. We could well be in the same boat as the Russians yet…

  4. Bjørnar Bolsøy 3 March, 2010 at 11:24 am #

    I’m sure some will miss the blue/gray cockpit scheme.

    B. Bolsøy

  5. 7K7 3 March, 2010 at 6:06 pm #

    They’re all at it :-o Boeing changed from the nice friendly warm tans and ochres of the 757 … 777 series to a cold grey scheme on their 787. Whatever next?!

  6. Labatut 3 March, 2010 at 7:49 pm #

    Wow, we get to know more about this bird little by little. It is interesting to watch the story unfold. Can’t wait to see it’s performance against other fighters like F22 or Eurofighter.

  7. Pedro Furtado 3 March, 2010 at 11:28 pm #

    Hey Stephen, DefenceNet language is greek, not russian.

  8. Stephen Trimble 4 March, 2010 at 12:24 am #

    Thanks for that correction!

  9. Tim 10 March, 2010 at 10:17 pm #

    Watching your posts I wonder, are there any that are technologically sound or serious. I mean, most are just either baiting Russia or India or anyone of your favorite political opponents in the US..seriously..

  10. Octavio Gilling 1 July, 2010 at 12:37 am #

    Laurence Rawhoof

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