Sukhoi-T50/SU-57

I decided to make this feature request because while we have a significant amount of western air power, we do not have any representation for Eastern air superiority. The SU-57 would make an excellent addition to the IF fleet and would appeal to military sim avition fliers. Below are specifications for this fifth generation air superiority fighter and truely an equal to western F22 and F35 capabilities.

Crew 1 and 2 (pilot)
Length 22 m (70 ft)
Wingspan 14 m (45 ft)
Height 6 m (20 ft)
Wing area 80 m² (850 ft²)
Empty weight 18,000 kg (40,000 lb)
Loaded weight 25,000 kg (55,000 lb)
Useful load 7,500 kg (16,000 lb)
Max takeoff weight 37,000 kg (80,000 lb)
Powerplant2× Saturn-Lyulka 117S (upgraded AL-31) turbofanDry thrust 96 kN (9,800 kgf, 22,000 lbf) each
Thrust with afterburner 150 kN (15,500 kgf, 34,000 lbf) each
Maximum speed Mach 2+ at altitude (2500+ km/h, 1,500+ mph)
g-limits (9 g)
Cruise speed1,300 km/h (800 mph)
Ferry range5,500 km (3,400 mi)
Service ceiling20,000 m (65,000 ft)
Rate of climb350 m/s (70,000 ft/min)
Wing loading450 kg/m² (100 lb/ft²)
Runway length requirement300-400 meters (1,100 ft)
Endurance 3 hrs (200 mins)

Armament -
Guns2× 30 mm internal cannonHardpoints

8 total, 4 on each side 8 - R-77 missile

RadarN050BRLS AESA/PESA Radar (Enhancement of IRBIS-E) on SU-35
Frequency 3 mm (0.1 in)
Diameter 0.7 m (2 ft )
Targets 32 tracked, 8 engaged
Range 400 km (250 mi)
EPR3 m² (30 ft²) at 150 km (100 mi)
RCS 0.01 m² at 100 km (50 mi)
Azimuth +/-70°, +90/-50°
Power 4,000 W

Specs provided through https://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/russia/pak-fa-specs.ht

Image credit: http://www.airliners.net/photo/Russia-Air-Force/Sukhoi-T-50/4473215/L?qsp=eJx1jbEOwjAMRP/FcxagpVU2ujDSgR%2BwHAORShvZHqiq/jtpKrGxnd473S1A02j8sfucGDwoo9ALHCQUfCv4BTAKCT6sQ4201w7Huq3dz1x5ZPnjwFdN1TYOdBLr5nwR0PhCxMk4wM5vElg2xUrl%2B7kN5cDSlwync%2BYhahqwbLBhHGBdv1I3PxI%3D

Vote for your own topic! Good luck. The paint on the jet makes a cool pattern.

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I suppose my own vote would be a good sign and start lol.

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I would be really interested how this one does compete to the best western jets and maybe also the best Chinese’s jet.

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From what I’ve read its not so much meant to be a stealth jet more of a counter stealth aircraft. It will be interesting to see how this new fighter/interceptor evolves. I do think the chineese J-20 and Russian T-50 are on the same page of the U.S. FA22 and F-35 but the J-20s radar signature is still a ways off from the stealth qualification.

I wouldn’t consider the F-35 as a competitor to any current top jetfighter.
In my it’s a flying turkey. It does look good but everything else…

Its unable to do proper air support for the infantry (can’t stay long enough in the area)
Not maneuverable enough to win a dogfight (f16 did fly circles around it during testing)
Stealth does only work without weapons mounted under the wing wich does limit the loadout and in my personal opinion stealth does only work to some point. Radar operators do still see them. It’s just a bit harder but a good operator with state of the art tech will have no to big issues so the stealth capabilities are only limited useful against the big global players like Europe, Russia, China.

But that’s only my opinion. 😄

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Oh lol make no mistake im not a fan of the F35 dumpster fire. It will make a great export product but honestly is no replacement for anything lol. Personally we should have continued with the FA22 product and continued block upgrades for the FA16 and even F15s. The A10 is still the realiable choice for ground support role believe me our JTACS and TACPs would rather call on a proven air support asset then roll the dice on a test concept. Great discussion I hope to continue it.

Cheers man!

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Well the f22 would only be able to replace the f15 but not the f18/16 and the A10 as well as the harrier.

But you are right. For the development money they could have bought a hole lot of f22 an still would have some money left to develope another f16/18 replacement and another upgrade for the a10.

I am sure this would be amazingly interesting if I knew what it meant… 😂

Awesome request!

Numbers build: 10
Airframe is still in development.

Verry unlikely that we will se this in IF.

I agree that an counterpart to the US Fighters would be nice, but this one is even in real world verry rare. A Tornado, Rafael or if you are looking for Russian development the Mig 29 are build in numbers.

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I would say it’s something of of how good/Bad it’s visible on the radar with a distance of 100miles.

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Radar/heat signatures. Which I never knew this but apparently the chineese J-20 is powered by russian power plants. Just some gee wiz info lol.