See A Russian Su-35 Defy The Laws Of Physics

If you want to watch a breath-taking aerial maneuver by a Russian Sukhoi Su-35 Flanker-E fighter at the 2017 International Aviation and Space Show outside Moscow, click on the link below.

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Shawn Woodford
Shawn Woodford

Shawn Robert Woodford, Ph.D., is a military historian with nearly two decades of research, writing, and analytical experience on operations, strategy, and national security policy. His work has focused on special operations, unconventional and paramilitary warfare, counterinsurgency, counterterrorism, naval history, quantitative historical analysis, nineteenth and twentieth century military history, and the history of nuclear weapon development. He has a strong research interest in the relationship between politics and strategy in warfare and the epistemology of wargaming and combat modeling.

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  1. Except of course that an X-wing is fictional. The Russian aircraft low speed maneuverability is really impressive. It is rather at odds with Boyd’s Energy Maneuverability (EM) theory, which hold that a big loss of energy is almost always a bad thing in air combat. It is rather reminiscent of the Mitsubishi Zero, perhaps the ultimate in a maneuverable fighter vs the American planes in the Pacific, which were schooled to make high speed passes and avoid a close-in turning dogfight with the Zero.

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