RuAF News and development Thread part 15

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It will be interesting to see how the performance compares to the previous versions.
I'd be surprised if they focused on performance instead of lower SFC and lower MTBO.
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Check the date of the article. 30 VK-2500's is the 2015 figure. 200 is the number for 2016.

Yes, and given that they have been planning to make 50 all Russian engines in 2013, in 2014, and in 2015 (more actually, given 10 completed prior), this is yet another year of missed plans. At this point one wonders of the directors @ Klimov have any idea what is going on on the production floor.

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The issue I see with Yak-130 being used for air policing is it's speed. It won't have an easy time ctaching an airliner or business jet as maximum speeds are similar.

It could be equipped with engines with afterburners.

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http://bmpd.livejournal.com/1733511.html

Delivery of 24 Pantsir-S1 to Iraq is finished.

http://bmpd.livejournal.com/1733876.html

Production of Engines @ Perm in 2015:

-23 PS-90A in 2015, 21 in 2014.
-61 engines for industrial use in 2015 (60 in 2014). Of them, 50 are on the PS-90 base, and 11 on the D-30s.
-20 PS-90 engines were repaired. 24 D-30s as well.
-This year they will make another 4 PD-14 engines.

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Su-27s, Crimea. Fairly unusual camo scheme.

Army Aviation flying around:

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Navy Su-30SM display.

Impressive FCS, the falling leaf at 1:15ish mark..... engines have come a long way in the last 30 years, in an F-14 that would have been an ejection event.

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http://smitsmitty.livejournal.com/208255.html

New photo report of production @ Progress. Ka-52s and Ka-62.

http://bmpd.livejournal.com/1734646.html

Su-35S performed a series of test in Algeria supposedly, early this month.

Oh wow, Ka-62 has actually progressed. Because between the previous pic of the frame and the one before that again, which was taken 1-1.5 years before there were no progress at all. Anyone still remember that it was supposed to fly before MAKS 2013...?

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https://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/15554/51604349.1b8/0_caef4_1d956a14_orig.jpg
Excuse my incomplete understanding of russian but... WTFH IS THIS? A KA-52 with six pylons? 120 S-8 rockets ready for daeshbags and nusrats??

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Yes, Ka-52 with 6 pylons, they have had 6 pylons for many years now, early ones were with 4.

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Yes, Ka-52 with 6 pylons, they have had 6 pylons for many years now, early ones were with 4.

If you are operating in mountainous areas of the globe (Afghanistan, Caucasus) 4 pylons would be enough, or even just 2.

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Yes, Ka-52 with 6 pylons, they have had 6 pylons for many years now, early ones were with 4.

So, maybe I was blind all this time but really it's the first time I have seen it and I buy two defense publications every month and spend my time in internet looking defense sites.:very_drunk::facepalm:
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So, maybe I was blind all this time but really it's the first time I have seen it and I buy two defense publications every month and spend my time in internet looking defense sites.:very_drunk::facepalm:

Looking at the pics, six pylons have appeared with the introduction of the 4th batch of Kamovs, the first one being cn 04-01 (yellow 27 RF-91117). There is only a handful of Ka-52s still having four pylons..

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So, maybe I was blind all this time but really it's the first time I have seen it and I buy two defense publications every month and spend my time in internet looking defense sites.:very_drunk::facepalm:

The third pylon on each "wing" was only "unused" :

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The third pylon on each "wing" was only "unused" :

The 2nd batch already had something on that spot, most likely provisions? Here cn 02-02

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Su-30SME ! new export variant ? (Singapore Airshow 2016)

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