Two F/A-18Es from the “Royal Maces” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 27 fly in formation with two Sukhoi Su-30s from the Royal Malaysian air force over the U.S. Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). George Washington and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, provide a combat-ready force that protects and defends the collective maritime interest of the U.S. and its allies and partners in the Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. Justin Halligan)
On this day in 1996, was the first flight of the Su-37 with variable thrust vectoring.
The prototype was built as a prototype fighter aircraft Su-35, under the code T-10M-11. Machine was created jointly by OKB. PO Sukhoi and Yakovlev Design Bureau. AM Cradles (“Saturn”), involving several institutions and other organizations.
The first flight on the T-10M-11 made a test pilot, Hero of Russia Yevgeny Frolov. Already in September 1996, a spectacular aerobatics new Russian fighter managed Frolov, foreign experts were able to see in Farnborough.
Thrust vectoring – the function of the nozzle changes the direction of the expiration of the jet. Can improve the performance characteristics of the aircraft. The pilot of the Su-37 can carry out all the control surfaces deflection and rotary nozzles engine by moving the Centre stick.
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Text: Aleksandar Vladic / Facebook group Su-27 Flanker Family