What in the flipping flop...
I'm not sure that's how it works...
@EAFPB, Thrust Vectoring. Basically there are fan blades that direct (Vectoring) the airflow coming from the exhaust (thrust). Normally planes turn by adjusting the airflow across their wings, this usually requires time and distance. Thrust vectoring allows for super manuverability, like what we just saw, and to preform it quickly with little loss of time or energy
@Goldeneye, what he said
@Goldeneye, * Fans self * your knowledge on this is kinda hawt
@Dexios S Divine, *blushes*
@Goldeneye, F-22 uses it too
@Osama bin Dead, yup, though this looks like an Su-35 "Super Flanker"
@Goldeneye, the new Russian Gen 5 fighter worries me compared to our F-22
@Osama bin Dead, but we have the multi billion tax-drain F-35 to save the U.S.!
@Can yew knot, lol, it still cant replace the A-10. The F-16 is still our most versatile and deadly fighter, they don't replace it, only upgrade the avionics and weapon systems
@Osama bin Dead, it shouldn't. The T-50 suffers from the same problem as the f-22: it is expensive to produce, arm, and maintain. Russia doesn't have the kind of desposable funds to produce more than a few squadrons, especially when the existing sukhois will serves just fine. If war were to break out, the fighter would mostly engage in stealth based recognizance and strike operations and would unlikely be a major factor. A majority of the fighting would be between f-15c's and f-18e's going against mig-31's, mig-29's, and su-27's. All of these are cold war era fighters and are fairly even in terms of performance
@Goldeneye, yep, you are exactly right, couldnt have said it better myself!
@Goldeneye, The nozzles, you mean.
@Goldeneye, And if this is the Su35, as it seems to be, it doesn't have thrust vectoring. Later Su37 does.
@Goldeneye, usually it becomes more maneuverable with canards. I.E. the SU-37.
@Goldeneye, actually the nozzles on the end of the engine direct the thrust. The fan blades do not move besides spinning at thousands of RPMs. The nozzles that move are the black tips at the back of the aircraft.
@mssj7000, Su-35 does have thrust vectoring. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sukhoi_Su-35.
@KindaFarMango, you're right, poor choice of words
@Goldeneye,Correct. The newer variants do. When thrust vectoring was introduced into the 35 it was changed to 37 along with adding canards.
@Goldeneye, you got the concept right. 8/10 :)
That's me when I fly a plane in gta. Only that it ends in an explosion.
Guys, stop overthinking it. He's obviously just drunk...
@Snarfel Burger, can confirm
It's like drifting for planes.
That is a hard move to pull off but it does work to get behind someone
A wizard did it.
Is that Starbuck in the cockpit?
Is that the new F-35?
@MattiBRaps, wish our F-35 was this maneuverable. The F-35 is only good at ground support, still not as good as the A-10. This is a SU-something, dont remember the number following, but it is Russian
@Osama bin Dead, it's either an SU-27 or SU-35. But the F-35 is still pretty maneuverable. I'm fairly certain it has thrust vectoring as well.
@Zack Fair, yea it's one of those. I'm not sure if the F-35 does have thrust vectoring, you may be correct, but some variants for the Marine Corps and Navy have STOL
@Osama bin Dead, I thought the marine version had VTOL capability but I may be wrong. Either way the whole program has cost waaaay too much. I wish they would've invested the money into producing more F-22s and upgrading our current fighters instead.
@Zack Fair, you are correct, I meant VTOL instead of STOL. I agree with you, the F-16, F-22, F-15, and F-18 are our best, hands down no question about it. We should have spent the money on current aircraft we deploy, maybe incorporating stealth into some if possible