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Friday, 4 March 2011

Russian Stealth' PAK FA T-50 2nd Prototype Makes Maiden Flight
March 3, 2011

The second prototype of the future of Russia's fighter jet programme, the PAK -FA (T-50) has successfully completed its maiden flight. The Sukhoi-made plane took to the skies for about an hour.  It is equipped with some of the most advance avionics on the planet. It will be able to land on short runways and fly in any weather. It can carry up to eight medium range or two long-range missiles in its two internal bays. The jet's first prototype performed its maiden flight last January, and carried out 36 test flights. The fifth generation fighter's expected to enter service in Russia in 2015. The price tag is estimated at US $100 million.

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