Cain Marko wrote: Rakesh wrote:
Isn't Prasar Bharati a Govt website ---> https://prasarbharati.gov.in/
Because they reported that the Super Sukhoi upgrade will include new engines ---> viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7861&start=640#p2576636
From the above link (last paragraph)...Assuming the above statement is actually going to happen
, then Super Sukhoi will get the AL-41. There are two versions ---> AL-41F1 (izdeliye 117) and AL-41F1S (izdeliye 117S). I am not sure which one it will be.
Heh. Since they are referring to fgfa, which doesn't really exist, maybe they mean the izd30, the pakfas definitive engine?
Jokes apart, the engine upgrade might very well use the izd30.
1. These have reportedly been tested now in the su57.
2. This would also confirm HVTjis statement of no engine upgrade (since he was referring to the 117s , which have lesser thrust)
3. That's what the prasar bharati bit of p probably referring to when they say pakfa engines.
4. I always suspected that the IAF was slow on the mki radar because it was waiting for said engines. These engines have been confirmed on the pakfa only recently (late 2022). On cue the chit chat on mki upgrade has also materialized!
The pakfa engines (izd30) on the mki will be a HUGE upgrade in thrust. Bringing it on par with the Su-35 twr.
Thrust levels on the mki:
Original al31fp engine: 8kgf dry/12.5kgf wet
Al41 (f117s) from Su-35; 9kgf/14kgf
Izd30 (definitive pakfa): 11kgf dry/16.5kgf ab.
The pakfa is without doubt the bird with the best twr right now (without the izd30), and has already broken vertical climb records. Wonder what it'll do with the additional thrust. The claim is that it is capable of staying supersonic in it's entire flight regime (including during bfn) without using afterburners