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Russian stealth fighter aborts takeoff at air show

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Aug. 21, 2011, 3:58 p.m. | Russia and former Soviet Union — by Associated Press

In this file photo taken on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011, a Russian twin-engine jet fighter T-50 flies over Zhukovsky airfield as it takes part in the MAKS-2011 International Aviation and Space Show, outside Moscow, Russia. Russia's first stealth fighter jet has had to abort takeoff at Moscow's International Aviation and Space Show.The T-50 did not leave the runway and was slowed by a brake parachute. The reason for Sunday's aborted takeoff was not immediately clear. Russian news agencies quoted air show officials as saying only that the reason was "technical."
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Russia's first stealth fighter jet has had to abort a takeoff at Moscow's International Aviation and Space Show. The T-50 did not leave the runway and was slowed by a brake parachute.

The reason for Sunday's aborted takeoff was not immediately clear. Russian news agencies quoted air show officials as saying only that the reason was "technical."

The T-50 had been kept out of the public eye before its debut at the air show on Wednesday during a visit by Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.

The twin-engined jet is intended to match the U.S. F-22 Raptor, which entered service in 2005.

The Russian fighter still lacks new engines and state-of-the art equipment, and its serial production is only expected to begin in 2015 at the most optimistic forecast.
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Anonymous Aug. 22, 2011, 5:45 a.m.    

No customers for this piece of junk.

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Anonymous Aug. 22, 2011, 6:07 a.m.    

On the other hand, the fighter will truly be invisible to radar if it remains on the ground.

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Anonymous Aug. 22, 2011, 10:04 a.m.    

:)

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Anonymous Aug. 22, 2011, 9:04 a.m.    

T-50 is also the modle number of a Soviet tank from WWII. Likewise it was resigned to staying on the ground.

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Anonymous Aug. 22, 2011, 2:34 p.m.    

A Volga with wings.

heh, heh, heh :-D

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Anonymous Aug. 23, 2011, 5:04 a.m.    

Unlike the F-22 junk, T-50 do not plow the ground several times :D

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Anonymous Aug. 23, 2011, 8:48 a.m.    

&quot;In this file photo taken on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011, a Russian twin-engine jet fighter T-50 flies over Zhukovsky airfield as it takes part in the MAKS-2011 International Aviation and Space Show&quot;

How they took this photo if the airplane cant fly, according to the jealous angry xoxols, I wonder?

I know they crap their pants for T-50 to plow the ground as many times as the F-22 junk, heh, heh, heh :D

LOL :D

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