RuAF News and development Thread part 15

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

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http://www.aviaport.ru/digest/2016/02/16/379399.html


Su-30SME is an improved export version of the Su-30cm for the Russian Air Force, in turn, created on the basis of export machines Su-30MKI. The prototype was the last interceptor Su-30, designed for air defense forces of the USSR.

"This is a new version of export of the machine, the main difference - the domestic avionics, it does not use the French component unlike MKI", - she told the correspondent of "Heathcliff!" A source in the industry. In addition, he noted that the on-board electronics capabilities have increased significantly.

According to the source, the first buyers of a new car can be a Malaysian Air Force, fresh Su-30 as Algeria and interested in the future of Iran.

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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.

Such a big beak on the Su-30, out of proportionately long. 'Toucan' would be a good nickname for them. Su-34 can be the silly nickname of Platypus, so no reason Su-30 couldn't be Toucan.

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Such a big beak on the Su-30, out of proportionately long. 'Toucan' would be a good nickname for them. Su-34 can be the silly nickname of Platypus, so no reason Su-30 couldn't be Toucan.

Nah, Su-34 nick name is Hellduck ;)

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Such a big beak on the Su-30, out of proportionately long. 'Toucan' would be a good nickname for them. Su-34 can be the silly nickname of Platypus, so no reason Su-30 couldn't be Toucan.

Su-30SME Super Toucan. I like that.

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This got me wondering.. does the different color of the radomes of the R-27 missiles have any meaning, maybe indicating a different version?

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Well, they *are* different versions. First one is of just vanilla R-27R's while the second is of R-27ER's.

With that being said, prior to seeing that first picture for first time i can't recall seeing any R-27's with grey nose. R or ER - always off-white.

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http://bmpd.livejournal.com/1748599.html

Interesting. New kind of synthetic fuel being bought, Detsilin-M, for use in cruise and anti ship missiles. Range typically is increased by 250-300km, and the fuel is going to be adopted for new hypersonic projects.

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Well, they *are* different versions. First one is of just vanilla R-27R's while the second is of R-27ER's.
Well spotted.. :)

With that being said, prior to seeing that first picture for first time i can't recall seeing any R-27's with grey nose. R or ER - always off-white.

I have.. on TUDM Su-30MKM and on Russian Su-30SM...

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What really makes me wonder are some R-27s with extremely pointy radomes, any idea what these are?

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Nice photo:

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Notice the composite section intercepting (Raf & M2K)

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Notice the composite section intercepting (Raf & M2K)

I think that those are Mirage 2000 and Rafale... look at the canards....

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And what do you think "Raf" and "M2K" means...?

Well spotted.. :)

I have.. on TUDM Su-30MKM and on Russian Su-30SM...

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Well, all those pictures are taken at Irkutsk so i am betting the missiles in your pics and the recent Su-30SM pic are the exact same ones. So you are technically correct and not at same time. :P

Lets say outside of Irkutsk - i have never seen grey tip ones.

What really makes me wonder are some R-27s with extremely pointy radomes, any idea what these are?

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I believe they are called R-27P/EP.

EDIT; Actually it seems P/EP doesn't have that radome. This drawing just has the pointy one as R-27ER variant;

http://www.nnre.ru/tehnicheskie_nauki/sovetskie_aviacionnye_rakety_vozduh_vozduh/pic_89.jpg

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Raf stands for Rafale, yes.

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And what do you think "Raf" and "M2K" means...?

OPSSSS!!! Raf (I tought RAF, Royal Air Force). I know M2K it's Mirage 2000...

Raf stands for Rafale, yes.

It's the first time I see Raf for Rafale...

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