RCS

What can russia do to reduce its aircraft's radar cross section?
Best guess is that the Su-57 is only as stealthy as the Superhornet....

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Russian, well Soviet, scientists actually wrote some of the first papers on the characteristics of radio wave reflection. They should be able to figure this out.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Well according to computer models, the SU-57 should be okay... If it's coated in good anti-radar materials, the bolts are hidden, the seams are smoothed, the engines shrouded, intakes properly proofed, no weapon pylons, ect.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The SU-57 is a great plane you just have to remove every hard point and fix all the problems in it’s design if you do all that it might be as good as a worn out F-18

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          The Su-57 is objectively better than a modernized F22. C/S/D, etc.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I would love to know by what metric. Have they built fifty yet?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >on every level except the physical

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Russia isnt the soviet union, the loss of that empire has dragged them down immensely

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Russia isnt the soviet union, the loss of Ukrainians, the Balts and other smarter serf races has stopped artificially inflating them immensely
        ftfw

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Russian femboys are very tsunderish.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I need one fr

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Best guess is that the Su-57 is only as stealthy as the Superhornet
    Explain how you made that best guess? What data did you base the analysis on?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      They'd be lucky if it was as stealthy as a Superhornet.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The patent the suka that designed it posted.
      Crymea River pidor

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    That “best guess” is based on some IP filings while the su57 was still in initial design stages. It’s not really worth anything now.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      > was still in initial design stages.
      The patent describes all the features of the current Su-57 including the intake grids and the RCS claims for the definitive design and not the T-50.
      The design hasn't changed since the beginning, the Su-57 was never an "evolving" project like the J-20

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >the Su-57 is only as stealthy as the Superhornet
    if the super hornet is clean, yes. if you want the super hornet to actually be able to do anything then the story changes

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I have nothing of substance to add but I want to frick that plane

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    yodie gang

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    radar cross is a meme, useless shit

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >the Su-57 is only as stealthy as the Superhornet
    I mean, imaginary planes are the stealthiest, it's like they don't exist at all.

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Idk why you people are so uneducated on this after so many years of discussion about this ... unless you are ... newbies?

    Anyway, the Su-57 airframe was built with complete subservience to stealth.
    It is quite a stealthy shape with lots of intelligent deflection angles, HOWEVER, that doesn't mean that the shape alone is going to save it from radars. Most importantly, Russians lack any experience with RAM or application of RAM.
    RAM is composed out of very difficult materials to produce and handle, such as graphite and carbon nanotubes, something that is beyond Russians.

    This is why the Su-57 has an RCS of 1m squared, which is equivalent of a Superhornet or a Rafale jet.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >graphite is unknown to the russian mind
      quick someone tell them to use pencils to make the su-57 stealthy

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Graphene, frick.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Lucas Timothy

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >What can russia do to reduce its aircraft's radar cross section?
    nothing.

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    For the Shitcrum it's honestly a lost cause. The SuckHui-27 + bodykits is worse...

    Maybe some RAM coatings, but those tails and inlets are unfixable without some stupid redesign that would endup in the Femboy/Felon/Frickwit anyway.

    One thing that continues to surprise me is they did not go the obvious route and at least fix the fricking radars.

    I remember reading an article, sometime in the 10s, about new Chinese flanker acquisitions from russia.
    The Changs basically laughed at the radars they came with and quickly tore them out and replaced them with their own indigenous AESA designs.
    Fricking losers.

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Never actually build it.
    0 aircraft = 0 radar cross section, it's simple math.

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Either
    1. Design new aircraft.
    Or
    2. Keep aircraft grounded (ground clutter will make RCS very low).

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