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The Russian promising fighter su-57 got the advantage over the American F-35 Lightning II, as it can fight with the enemy at high congestion and at supersonic speeds, writes “Military-industrial courier”.
The newspaper drew attention to the video with the plane, published in March, the Russian defense Ministry, in which the su-57 performed a missile launch. The publication notes that this procedure was accompanied by large loads.
“The video clearly distinguishable that the missile goes not with the launchers on the wings, and from positions near the air intake. As you know, the su-57 four gun compartment — two large located between the engines, and two more, of smaller capacity, located in the wings, just close the air intakes”, — the newspaper writes.
The publication concludes that the su-57 received a special launcher for missiles with thermal homing head. “And, unlike the American counterparts, the product works even under conditions of high overload” — the newspaper concludes.
In April, Defence News, citing the relevant decision of the Ministry of defense of the United States, announced that the fifth generation fighter F-35B Lightning II and the F-35C Lightning II to supersonic speeds capable of flying only a few tens of seconds.
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