Russian in Le Bourget
I searched on the Internet — where he, an engineer, Christian Kuhn?
In what the company has worked 22 years old, cast, in his words, aircraft? Have not found; but I think he was truthful in saying that cried when viewed at Le Bourget on piloting Su-35S. Double Truth: Firstly, in order to truly understand how unthinkable that maketh Russian fighter in the sky, you need a good understanding of aviation; Second, the evolution — indeed, something hitherto unprecedented and surprising — almost inexplicable.
Airplane everything is built on the laws of aerodynamics. In a specially designed wing profile, and it is calculated that the aircraft is flying nose forward. Stabilizer creates quite certain aerodynamic moment he was conceived in order to ensure the stability of the aircraft automatically — again, when flying nose forward. And this profile, and this stability — all this work to certain angles of attack, then — stall, stall, spin.
You can continue for a long time; meaning that the flight of the aircraft heavier than air always conjugate with a number of restrictions in the first place — in terms of its spatial position relative to the direction of flight. And all the time the aircraft have to move fast, because only in the movement arises lift.
But Su-35S these restrictions do not seem to exist! Exceptional aerodynamics, typical of the entire family of 27’s, complete with all-aspect rotating nozzle creates literally miracles. The aircraft can stay in the air, can fly virtually tail forward, can tumble around its middle, like a gymnast on the horizontal bar. And this «pancake»? Rotating a full circle in a horizontal plane until now had seen only in the event of separation of the wing — with consequences, of course.
It is simply impossible to come up with something, that the Su-35S does not show in the unimaginable, incredible stage maneuvers. I think, not all of them even think of a name … And vsyo controlled, manageable, with total submission to the will of the pilot.
By the way, the engineer wonder Kuhn compared the Su-35S UFO: it is they, elusive creatures of extraterrestrial intelligence, is credited with the ability to fly to the violation of the laws of physics. However, such descriptions supermaneuverability not found even in UFO reports. Not surprisingly, the show of the Su-35s were the most frequently mentioned in the mass media event of the 50th International Air Show at Le Bourget.
But it’s not just flying. Although Su-35S even more similar to the founder of the family — the famous Su-27 — than its direct predecessor, the Su-35, but in fact this machine is a new level of combat capabilities. And not only in terms of range, speed and payload.
This fighter aircraft manufacturers and instrument operators have achieved superior performance in areas where we usually work with are drawn frequent lags behind the world leaders. The degree of integration of complex airborne aircraft corresponds to the modern standards. In the cockpit — two large color LCD display, which can display any type of visual information in any desired combinations and overlays. Radar capable of detecting targets at ranges up to 400 km and attack a few of them — without stopping the crawl space! — The distance of 80 km. Even goals such as «stelsovoy» cruise missile with a tiny EPR 0.01 m2 Radar 35th detects 90 km.
In general, no wonder the French fighter contributed to our central location on the main avenue of exposure. I must say that for all his brilliant qualities of the Su-35S is not currently viewed as a machine «beyond». It had adopted as an intermediate type, «closing» the need for Air Force fighter modern efficiency levels up to the time when the troops will be a sufficient number of cars 5th generation — the T-50 (TM №6 2010). This explains the decent, but still far from a massive government order 48 machines.
But first, we wait and — see. Examples are any. Have think engineers «General Dai-nemiks» for the first time in 1974, rising into the air VE-16 prototype that this fighter will be built to this day, and operate, probably before mid-century? Carry a watch in the sky Russian MiG-31 — a deep modernization of the unique for its time machines MiG-25; and the time it started on the first flight back in 1964! Moreover, in the modification of intelligence so far in the fighting ranks themselves 25th!
So, perhaps, we should not exclude the possibility of ordering the next batch of Su-35s or its future versions, the Russian Air Force.
And secondly … That’s what he said at a press conference during the Salon President of the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) Mikhail Pogosyan.
«I am confident that the successful operation of the aircraft (Su-35S. — VM) in the Russian Air Force will be the impetus for the promotion of the fighter and the external market. Actually, so we show it in Paris. For us it is important that, creating new models of military equipment, we, unlike all competitors, provides a unique fighting capabilities of the complex at an affordable price for our customers lt; … gt ;. If customization of aircraft in the interests of foreign customers, I do not rule out active cooperation with French companies, especially since we have a successful experience of such cooperation on the program of the Su-MCRA and other projects. «
Here I would like to make note of. Cooperation — not such a safe thing. Sometimes it leads to not quite favorable results. Sometimes, putting a foreign customer samples of our technique, we then watched as he begins to build something like this himself, or arbitrarily use our solutions in their design — is seen, for example, our Chinese partners. Or jointly launched the project ends with the appearance of our competitor’s car, as happened with the program of training and combat aircraft of the new generation (see. 3rd p. Cover). Or just for different reasons, we do not have time to occupy a niche market for which we have practically ready ideal applicant (ibid) …
Whatever it was, the theme of Russian aircraft exports sounded at Le Bourget 2013 with confidence and, most importantly, a new way.
Yes, we give in «Boeing» and «Airbus» and gives much: they both «have collected» 135 billion dollars, and we have — only 2.6 billion. But this figure is a qualitative leap: we sell civilian aircraft, and not only Our famous helicopters, the export of which has, as it were self-evident. Today we bought mainline passenger planes.
In this market, we even in Soviet times, could not boast of a globally strong position; and since then he has repeatedly «closer» — the big players here can literally be counted on the fingers …
«Dry» Superjet «today is used in Russia, Laos and Indonesia. Here in Paris, we put another «box» on the map of operation of the aircraft — Mexico. The plane passed our zakazchiku- airline «Interdzhet» ordered 20 machines.
A week ago, we received the first export certificate in Europe. lt; … gt ;. What is particularly important for us because of the «Interdzhet» our plane for the first time will see in operation in the United States, which will serve as an additional impetus to the advancement of it on the market. «
Another Russian sensation Le Bourget 2013 was the Ka-52 «Alligator».
However, this sensation — with a touch of sadness. Because she can say 20 years …
In 1993, here at Le Bourget, held lёtnaya demonstration of Ka-50 — the famous «Black Shark». Famous, but unfortunately …
The Ka-50 was a bold decision: Unlike foreign analogues in this attack helicopter crew consisted of one person. Combines the functions of pilot and weapons operator assisted automation, and its level was such that the load on the pilot roughly correspond to those of the pilot of the aircraft, attack aircraft. Our main attack from the late 1980s to the present, the Su-25 — Single.
For the first time taking off in 1982, «Shark» has entered a competition for a place in the army with Milevsky double attack helicopters Mi-28. The competition proved protracted, it went with varying success. And in the end, the Ka-50, which formally put into service and even launched into production, «fizzled out.»
Almost immediately, there was an understanding that the group of Ka-50, with all the perfection of their board complex, we need intelligence and target received from the outside. For this purpose, we began to develop a special set of electronics, which it was decided to place on the basis of a double modification of the «Black Shark». Thus was the first prototype of the future «Alligator.» And at the Salon in Le Bourget-2013 held overseas premiere of this car.
But 30 years since the first flight of the Ka-50 … And 20 years from the date of the demonstration at Le Bourget … and 16 years since the first flight of the prototype is already Ka fifty-second …
However, fundamentally new models of modern aircraft, especially the combat, all are very long. The main thing in the first place, to the time of readiness for serial production conform to the current and future requirements. And, secondly, that this production is still started.
With the «first» in «Alligator» all is well. Its avionics, weapons detection and fire control system — is the next generation compared to the Ka-50. Exceptional handling characteristics: suffice it to say that the efficiency of coaxial carrier systems on average 16-22% higher than that of conventional single-rotor design.
A «second» … 31 August 2011 a contract was signed between the Defence Ministry and the Corporation «Oboronprom» for the production of up to 2020 140 helicopters Ka-52. They are also chosen for the construction of weapons for our Navy helicopter carriers in France of the «Mistral»; however, is not yet clear, the sea enters modification number 140 ordered vehicles or to be financed under a separate contract.
And then there’s the words of Deputy Director General of Rosoboronexport Alexander Mikheyev, if somewhat evasive, but are encouraging:
Yes, there was also delighted the audience and the supply contracts and agreement for the future, and proposals for cooperation. We have demonstrated ‘that the design ideas and technological capabilities are not lagging behind the world level. So what | our intention to enter the world’s top three by 2019 — is not wishful thinking, and practical problem, provided all the necessary resources.