OUR N E W   W E B   S I T E   "WORLD AIR FORCE NEWS"
 
  
 
 

WORLD AIR WAR HISTORY


 
  HOME > 4/5th Generation Fighters News >

Russia's New Fighter Plane Has Backward Wings

Russia's New Fighter Plane Has Backward Wings

Don't worry, the SR-10 still flies in the right direction. A new jet designed to train fighter pilots is turning heads with its unique look. The SR-10 jet trainer has forward-swept wings, making the plane more maneuverable in flight.

Developed by the Russian KB SAT design bureau, the SR-10 has its wings pointed forward at a 10-degree angle. According to UPI, the manufacturer claims this gives the plane better stability at slower speeds and "enhanced takeoff and landing performance." Maybe so, but forward-swept wings also make a plane unstable. Planes with such odd wings—like the pioneering Grumman X-29—need fly-by-wire onboard computers to make constant tiny corrections to keep the aircraft stable in flight.

The front half of the SR-10 bears an uncanny resemblance to the F/A-18E Super Hornet. The plane is entirely built from composite materials, which shaves weight and increases the thrust-to-weight ratio. It has a maximum speed of 559 miles an hour and a range of 932 miles.

The KB SAT has yet to book any orders for their unusual plane, but is currently pitching it to the Russian Air Force as an intermediate-level jet trainer. Here's a video of an SR-10 test flight:

2016 - SR-10 New Russian Trainer Jet *** СР-10 Беркутёнок

(21.3.2016)


 
  CONTINENTAL NEWS:

American Air Force News
African Air Force News
Asian Air Force News
European Air Force News
Middle Eastern AF News
Ocean Air Force News


• Leonardo’s BriteCloud decoy flies toward service on RAF Typhoons

(9.6.2019)
Leonardo will support UK MOD trials with its BriteCloud Expendable Active Decoy in the UK and US....>>

• Raytheon Set to Offer Retrofits for Boeing's F-15 Jet Fleet

(9.6.2019)
Raytheon Company RTN recently secured a $15-million modification contract for retrofitting F-15 jet fleet with Mode 5 capable Identify Friend or Foe units. The deal was awarded by...>>

• Delivers 400th F-35 Lighting II

(4.6.2019)
The F-35 fleet has achieved 200,000 flight hours across global operations, a significant milestone demonstrating the program’s progress and growing maturity. Within the same week, ...>>

• Lockheed Martin says F-21 won't be sold to Indian Air Force (IAF)

(13.5.2019)
US aerospace giant Lockheed Martin says it will not sell its newly rolled out F-21 fighter jet to any other country if India places an order for 114 planes, in an offer aimed at pi...>>

• UK's Future Combat Air System (MAGMA) project

(12.5.2019)
Successful demonstration of breakthrough blown-air flight technologies to revolutionise future aircraft design....>>

• The Special Reason an Armada of 24 USAF F-22 Raptors All Launched Together

(12.5.2019)
Something to do with elephants.
"Instead of always painstakingly deploying entire 24-plane squadrons or even the whole 48-jet wing , as custom dictated , in 2013 wing officers ...>>


• Defective fuel tube caused September F-35 crash in South Carolina

(11.5.2019)
A failed fuel tube caused the first crash of an F-35 jet in September of last year, U.S. government investigators said in a report issued this week....>>

 



       info@xairforces.net Webmaster: REFLX DESIGN - © 2011 xairforces / Aviation Society,