nvishal wrote:Kakarat wrote:And how reliable are the AL-31 engines? there have been many reports of Su-30MKIs having engine problems
Su-30 is operated by close to a dozen countries. How many foreign Su-30's have crashed? Google it.
Compare it with india
For reference, total seven indian su30s have crashed so far
A twin engined aircraft with one engine issue doesn't always crashes
From a old report
https://www.hindustantimes.com/india/su ... VecIK.html
Defence minister Manohar Parrikar Tuesday said the Russian-origin fighters recorded as many as 35 engine failures/engine-related problems between January 2013 and December 2014.
I am not saying that AL-31 is a shit engine, I am just saying that it is not for a 5th Gen aircraft
In some ways being a old design it might not be fuel efficient one