The Sukhoi Su-57 is the first fifth-generation fighter jet made by Russia, and its prototype T-50 made its maiden flight in January 2010. This type of single-seat dual-engine stealth multi-function heavy-duty fighter has the characteristics of short take-off and landing distance, super maneuverability, and supersonic cruise capability. It can effectively compete with fifth-generation stealth fighters for air superiority on the battlefield.
The Su-57 fighter is a single-seat, twin-engine, multi-purpose stealth fighter with a series of advantages, such as short take-off and landing distance, good maneuverability and supersonic cruise. The overall appearance is similar to the F-22, with a fuselage length of 19.8 meters, a maximum flight speed of 2,600 kilometers per hour, a combat radius of 1,200 kilometers, and a maximum take-off weight of 35 tons.
The aircraft has built-in 4 weapon bays, can carry up to 6 tons of ammunition. Mainly loaded with long-range and medium-range air-to-air missiles, it is a highly maneuverable warplane, capable of air combat and ground attack.
Originally, the international media thought that stealth performance was its biggest weakness. Now the stealth performance of Su-57 is no longer a problem, which shows that its combat capability should not be underestimated. The aircraft has been used by the Russian Air Force in multiple types of operations in Ukraine, multiple of them were SEAD Operations.
In order to make the Su-57 have good air-to-air and air-to-ground strike capabilities, more than ten new weapons and various missiles have been specially developed for its use. A unique design is adopted in the nose, cabin and other places to reduce the reflectivity of radar waves.
The N036 radar is installed on the avionics system, which can detect enemy targets 400 kilometers away, track 30 air targets and attack 8 of them. The birth of this fighter can be described as the most advanced fighter in Russian aviation history.
In the Russian plan, the main task of the Su-57 is to confront the F-22 Raptor. When the Su-57 is put into complete service in batches, I believe we will be able to see the overall powerful strength of the Su-57. As for which of the two fighters is better, we can’t make a immediate decision at present.
After all, the science and technology mastered by the United States is generally more advanced, and the F-22 has been upgraded according to new threats. Moreover, due to technological problems, the workmanship of the Su-57 is also very rough!