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Peculiar: slats in front of the air-intakes ....... :blink:

 

Houdoe,

 

Derk

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That's probably Sukhoi's solution to the "nodding" intakes of the past, like the F-15, or complex internal ramps. Both the latter methods would make for stealth-compromising features. By doing the flap, they can use it when stealth isn't needed (like during intense turns) or lock it when it is (during approach to targets) keeping the stealth high.

 

The B-2 does the same thing with a "high stealth" mode that limits the motions of its control surfaces.

 

 

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Was that from the aborted takeoff? I heard there was an engine problem that caused it, but WHOA...

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FOD damage or ingestion of a bird ? Saw it happening with an F16 couple of years ago, same effects (compressor stalls, big bangs etc etc.).:blink: Good that it happened on the runway, although with 2 engines....... the F 16 had to go round on marginal power, more compressor stalls, dropped tanks and only just made it.....

 

Houdoe,

 

Derk

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Compressor stall due to high humidity. MAKS tends to take place on the rainiest days of August.

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High humidity? There's something I wouldn't have thought would be a cause of a compressor stall. Not in Russia, anyway. In Africa or Vietnam or South America, maybe...

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