RuAF News and development Thread part 15

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Ok.
Su-25
Inside Syria?

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gx2qiGj2kYY

Looks like the new MiG-29UBT has carried out Kh-31 launches.

Even though the quality is ****, we can see two things;

1; The spine is clearly much larger.

2; It has a russian flag on the tail.

3; It is not "MiG-29UBT" (they are just MiG-29UB's still btw) but an actual MiG-29UBT;

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Zvezda is being ****e again they have footage from like half dozen places and event in there.

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Strange.. They upgrade it, but does not put on new engines..?

New engines = new wings, see Il-76MD-90A
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Well, if with a little higher BPR, easily goes with a thrust of 17.5-20T. Then twin engine configuration may have a MTOW of 140-160T.

Normal combat load Russian bomber:
6 X 101 + multiposition launcher = 16600 kg.
4 RVV-SD + 4 UVKU-50U, 4 x 190 kg + 117 kg x 4 = 1228 kg.
2 RVV-MD 2 x 110 kg = 220 kg.
16600 kg + 1228 kg + 220 kg = 18048 kg
The relative weight of the normal payload bomber 8 - 10%
18048 kg : 0.1 or 0.08 = 180 480 or 225 600 kg

the ratio of thrust to weight ratio of 0.25.
thrust one motor 11280 - 14100 kg

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New engines = new wings, see Il-76MD-90A

Yes i am aware of that, but it looked like they do other overhauls on Il-76 without putting the 90A engines on it, like TR1 said, its probably from an economical outset, if the airframe have limited life left, it is not viable to put newer engine on it.

The Il-476 probably have so many improved features like, lighter empty weight, longer airframe life, etc. That they consentrate proper engine and funding on them in stead.

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We have known for years now that they wouldnt be putting PD-90A's on Il-76MD-M's - this is hardly shocking. And makes sense. They plan to fly them for only ~15 more years, they will be replaced by Il-76MD-90A's and PAK-MTA/PAK-TA and whatnot. Why put brand new engines on them? Will easily cost ~20 mil USD and with 10% fuel economy over those 15 years it wont matter.

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Zvezda is being ****e again they have footage from like half dozen places and event in there.

You know, I suspected that was the case, but did not look closely enough. Figured they were actually accurate for once, but nope, that same stock Kh-31 old footage....a classic resuse of theirs.

Nice pic:

http://russianplanes.net/images/to185000/184496.jpg

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New engines = new wings, see Il-76MD-90A

Volga-Dnper fields 5 Ilyushin-76-TD-90-VD, an upgraded variant with PS-90 engines. No new wings are neded to install PS-90.

http://www.volga-dnepr.com/en/fleet/IL-76/

Why put brand new engines on them? Will easily cost ~20 mil USD and with 10% fuel economy over those 15 years it wont matter.

I assume that in Il-76MD-M the D-30 engines have been refurbished, and not fully replaced. PS-90 demand is high for new Il-76MD-90A and other aircraft.

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Yes, D-30's were refurbished. I was talking about that there is little point of putting on PD-90A's, which would be new.

Something for TR1 to fanboy. ;)

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Moar; http://russianplanes.net/st/SAT/SR-10

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Would love to see that little bird mature and operational. Though yes.. Yakovlev are pretty much monopolizing the field in Russia.

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http://bmpd.livejournal.com/1768923.html

A million large photos of the SR-10! Looks damn sexy from some angles. Admittedly hideous from quite a few others though.

I bet 1/50th of the money the gov is blowing on stupid projects like the Il-114 could fund the SR-10 for years.

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Fund for what? Ru has already a potent trainer fleet. It's all about Yacks, no? This one looks sexy with shape borrowed everywhere that flatter any enthusiast imagination but the construction methods are archaic. I do agree however that with a potent budget and partnerships for improved materials, it would do a nice private jet.

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Former Sukhoi test pilot Anatoly Kvochur in the front seat - looking a bit old now.

Ken

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Fund for what? Ru has already a potent trainer fleet. It's all about Yacks, no? This one looks sexy with shape borrowed everywhere that flatter any enthusiast imagination but the construction methods are archaic. I do agree however that with a potent budget and partnerships for improved materials, it would do a nice private jet.
Yak is a twin-engine advanced LIFT.. Way overkill for most forces.. This SR-10 is single AL-25-powered bird, it could prove as a good basic trainer, a cheapish alternative to L-39NG, S.311 or K-8.

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Former Sukhoi test pilot Anatoly Kvochur in the front seat - looking a bit old now.

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Not Sukhoi but MIG and Gromov LII.

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Maybe not on Sukhoi's payroll but .... (from Wiki) ... From 1978 to 1981 he worked as a test pilot at Komsomolsk-on-Amur, testing Su-17 aircraft and its modifications.

Lets just say he flew Flankers.... and he courteously autographed my Andrei Fomin Su-27 book at MAKS.

... and autographed my 'Soviet X-Planes' at Boscombe Down in 1992.

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