New Su35 makes the F35 look like Flying Toaster
Friday, 21 July 2017

This is a story of two jets—and two air shows. 

The Paris Air Show was supposed to put to rest the unpatriotic criticisms of Lockheed's “5th generation” 100-gazillion-dollar baby: The majestic F-35. 

It didn't.

The jet performed mediocre at best. At worst, people were basically calling it a sack of 5th generation garbage:

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Dave59 on Jun 19, 2017
“He will start with an afterburner takeoff, almost immediately pointing his nose to the sky and letting the aircraft climb away essentially vertically. This impressive move is unique to the F-22 and the F-35, he said.” -- Lockheed Martin test pilot Billie Flynn

The F-15 has been doing that in airshow displays since the eighties. Personally seen a lot of times.

TheSandbagger on Jun 19, 2017:
Never believe a snake-oil salesman or an LM PR jockey.
Come to think of it, what's the difference?

Invictus Slo on Jun 19, 2017
Mig-29 in RIAT 2015 ;).
So much about being unique.

 

This was back in June. 

Fast-forward to the present.  

The Su-35 gave a performance to remember at MAKS, the annual international air show held outside of Moscow.

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Popular Mechanics is probably referring to this:

 




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