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Su-30, Su-33, Su-34 and Su-35 News thread, pictures and discussion

Trident

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R-37, not R-73!

6x 300km-class AAMs + 4x typical MRAAM + 2 SRAAM does put the beast in (A/A) "beast mode". Makes you wonder about that recent headline regarding the USAF achieving the longest "known" A/A missile shot. Did they really get a 160kg AMRAAM out to more than 304km or does that R-37 intercept come under the caveat and thus expose their ignorance?
 

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R-37, not R-73!

6x 300km-class AAMs + 4x typical MRAAM + 2 SRAAM does put the beast in (A/A) "beast mode". Makes you wonder about that recent headline regarding the USAF achieving the longest "known" A/A missile shot. Did they really get a 160kg AMRAAM out to more than 304km or does that R-37 intercept come under the caveat and thus expose their ignorance?
R-37 is catapult-launched, so again, engine stall is not an issue.
 

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Imagine... 6x R-37 and still space for 4x R-77-1.
Are R73s able to launch from such a position?

It is my understanding that due to the fact that R73s launch straight off the rail, the ingestion of rocket exhaust would preclude such a load out.
Oh good lord, I am rereading this in the morning. I am illiterate!!

How can I read R-37 and mentally see R-73?

No words can express my disappointment in myself...
 

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R-37, not R-73!

6x 300km-class AAMs + 4x typical MRAAM + 2 SRAAM does put the beast in (A/A) "beast mode". Makes you wonder about that recent headline regarding the USAF achieving the longest "known" A/A missile shot. Did they really get a 160kg AMRAAM out to more than 304km or does that R-37 intercept come under the caveat and thus expose their ignorance?
What was the weight of the latest R-37 missile again?
Are there any pictures showing it mounted on inner wing stations? My guess would be on the Airduct stations.
 

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Another nice pic of the dual rails:

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