The Sukhoi PAK FA (Russian: Сухой ПАК ФА, Russian: Перспективный авиационный комплекс фронтовой авиации, Perspektivny Aviatsionny Kompleks Frontovoy Aviatsii, literally "Prospective Airborne Complex of Frontline Aviation") is a fifth-generation fighter programme of the Russian Air Force. The T-50 is the name of the prototype aircraft (though it is unlikely it will be the name for the production aircraft) designed by Sukhoi for the PAK FA programme. The aircraft is a stealthy, single-seat, twin-engine jet fighter, and will be the first operational aircraft in Russian service to use stealth technology. It is a multirole fighter designed for air superiority and attack roles. The fighter is planned to have supercruise, stealth, supermaneuverability, and advanced avionics to overcome the prior generation of fighter aircraft as well as ground and maritime defences.
The PAK FA is intended to be the successor to the MiG-29 and Su-27 in the Russian Air Force and serve as the basis for the Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft (FGFA) being co-developed by Sukhoi and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) for the Indian Air Force. The T-50 prototype first flew on 29 January 2010 and the first production aircraft is slated for delivery to the Russian Air Force starting in late 2016 or early 2017. The prototypes and initial production batch will be delivered with a highly upgraded variant of the AL-31F used by the Su-27 family as interim engines while a new clean-sheet design powerplant is currently under development. The aircraft is expected to have a service life of up to 35 years.
I personally had designed the SU Pak Fa T-50 G1 sometime ago because it has few design similarities with YF-23, my dream jetfighter. But, I wasn't feeling a level of satisfaction where I wanna share the plan publicly.
Now, after some good fellas in this lovely forum asked me to design the Pak Fa T-50, without them knowing, I started to create the SU Pak Fa T-50 G2, that inherits my knowledge on designing Parkflyers International Ultimate Parkjet Series (F-15C, SU-34B, SU-37, YF-23). My main objective is to let them enjoy building and flying the Pak Fa T-50, the way we all enjoyed PI's Ultimate Parkjets.
I felt that it becomes easier each day in designing the parkjet as I could feel the knowledge is growing. Specially after designing PI YF-23 Black Widow II/Gray Ghost. After some small discussions with bogusbandit56 and Wildthing as members of Parkflyers International, I started the T-50 G2 project. Like our other parkjets design process, the design only took me about an hour for both true scale and rc models, excluding registers and slots. Thanks to the new HP Zbook Studio I have and Rhinoceros 5.0. BTW, Rhinoceros 6.0 (Work In Progress) is out and it has extremely lots of improvements over the 5.0
Few things I like about this T-50 G2 aside from its more scale looking than G1, it would be an easier built than the G1 as most of the panels were planned to be placed as building flows, also according to computer calcs, the design is also stronger that the G1.
Another experiment for this G2 that adds greater detail to copy the upper fuselage line is the hatch that is having less thickness/fuselage volume, so it will closely represent the fuselage of T-50.
When it's available publicly, feel free to visit Parkflyers International Parkjets
page for plan.
In the meantime, Wildthing has started to build the T-50 G2 as I'm still having very limited spare time at the moment. Stay tuned, as we're having more progress on this awesome Sukhoi platform.
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