This is ominous!
The red smoke coming from the wingtips is only there to demonstrate
to spectators on the ground the direction the plane is actually moving
through the air. Normally the smoke wouldn't be there. When the
smoke is streaming behind, the airplane is moving fast forward etc.
When the airplane is engulfed in smoke, it means the airplane is almost
stopped in mid-air. The maneuverability of this plane is incredible.
This plane would be nearly impossible to defeat in a dogfight.
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Russia now has #1 fighter plane in the world... SU-30-Vectored Thrust
As you watch this airplane, look at the canards moving along side of, and
just below the canopy rail. The "canards" are the small wings forward of
the main wings? The smoke and contrails provide a sense of the actual
flight path, sometimes in reverse direction.
This video is of an in-flight demonstration flown by the Russian's-30MK
fighter aircraft. You will not believe what you are about to see.
The fighter can stall from high speed, stopping forward motion in seconds.
(full stall). Then it demonstrates an ability to descend tail first without
causing a compressor stall.
It can also recover from a flat spin in less than a minute. These maneuver
capabilities don't exist in any other aircraft in the world today.
We don't know which nations will soon be flying the SU-30MK, hopefully
China isn't one of them.
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Note: Friends worked with advanced aircraft flight control systems and
concepts for many years as an extension of stability control and means of
Canards and vectored thrust were among many concepts examined to extend
our fighter aircraft performance. Neither our current or next generation aircraft
now poised for funding & production can in any way match the performance of
this Russian aircraft NOW FLYING in any near combat situation.
Somehow the bankrupt Russian aircraft industry has out produced our
complex politically tainted aerospace industry with this technology marvel.
Scratch any ideas of close in air-to-air combat with this aircraft in the
Take a look at the video with the sound up. This aircraft is of concern to
U.S and NATO planners. Maximize your screen for best viewing.