Watch Russian Su-57 fire missile during NEAR-VERTICAL CLIMB as pilots master new jet’s capabilities (VIDEO)
The Su-57 is an advanced warplane which can speed straight up into the sky immediately after take-off, thanks to powerful engines and state-of-art controls needed to maintain stability during such a maneuver.
The extreme climb can be accompanied by a barrage of missiles launched at the enemy. A video released by Russia’s Defense Ministry includes such a deployment among other actions performed by the jet.
The aircraft has been tested for a number of scenarios, including extreme low-altitude flights and high-G maneuvering that may be called for in a dogfight, the ministry said.
The Su-57 is Russia’s most advanced fighter jet, currently being introduced into the Air Force. Though already very capable, it is slated for a major upgrade once a new jet engine is ready to replace the kind used on the current model.Also on rt.com Lucky escape in Russia’s FAR EAST: Military helicopter accidentally SHOOTS at apartment building
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