The Lord of the Nords joined Oct 18, 2011

Avid supporter of a fully recovered and effective Russian Federation, professional public media shredder, aircraft enthusiast, harsh critic of today's "scientific" community or its lack thereof, and also a gaming enthusiast of sorts.

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MAKS 2015
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rkraptor70 Aug 24 2015 says:

Am I the only one who really, REALLY want to see this thing enter production?

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OminousSpudd Aug 24 2015 replied:

I would like to see the Golden Eagle more...
Sadly we'll see neither.

The good news is we might see a later iteration of the Su-47 forward swept wing design, but by later I mean WAY later, like 20 years or more.

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rkraptor70 Aug 24 2015 replied:

IDK, there theoretically is a market for the Mig-1.44 (or at least a variant of it) as a stealthy light fighter. It has the potential to be an alternative for those who do not want/afford the PAK DA

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OminousSpudd Aug 25 2015 replied:

You're right, there is most definitely a market for an affordable lightweight 5th gen. MiG are in fact developing a lightweight for operations on aircraft carriers and the like already, but I think it will be more a combination between VTOL technology and the MFI project, so there may be little left of the original MFI by the end of it. We will have to wait and see how the export version turns out.
The whole thing is also a bit dependent on Russian Naval development. For now I think MiG-29Ks will be the future mainstay (don't quote me on this) for the Russian Navy, which is fine because they're aren't concerned with having overwhelming power projection. As usual Sukhoi will field the monsters, while Mikoyan-Gurevich does the more subtle mid-range aircraft.

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New_Empire Aug 25 2015 says:

Chinese j20 based on mig-1.44

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OminousSpudd Aug 25 2015 replied:

That too.

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All the classics have come out to play as well...

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