Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Consider not so much here the recent deployment of Russian Su-57 warplanes to Syria but rather what exactly does constitute a 5th generation multi-role combat aircraft [MRCA].
Thanks to the article by the Saker and as seen at the Ron Unz Internet web site.
"Making Sense of the Russian 5th Generation Fighters in Syria"
"Introducing the Sukhoi-57 5th generation multi-role fighter"
FIFTH GENERATION COMBAT WARPLANES TO INCLUDE FEATURES SUCH AS:
* - "a low radar cross-section ('stealth')"
* - "the capability to fly at supersonic speeds without using afterburners"
* - "the ability to carry weapons inside a special weapons bay"
* - "an advanced 'situational awareness' capability"
There you have it. Just in case someone asks: "what is fifth generation?" now you know.
STEALTH RELATED TO THE ABILITY TO "CARRY WEAPONS" IN A BOMB BAY "CLEAN".
Anyone disagree with this definition of 5th generation fighter warplane?
More on the Su-57 and the Syrian deployment to follow.