This Weird Looking Plane Had Some Of The Most Extreme Agility Ever
Isn’t It The Most Evil Looking Plane You’ve Ever Seen.
This is one of the coolest looking videos we ever found. This is simply due to the fact that this plane is very unique in terms of the way it looks. Painted black and with forward swept wings, this thing is quite a sight.
Here are some of the advantages forward swept wings have:
- Increased agility
- Higher lift-to-drag ratio
- Higher stall resistance
- Shorter takeoff and landing distance
- Easier to recover from spin
For those of you who don’t know, this is a Sukhoi Su-47. The nickname for this aircraft is Berkut, meaning Flying Eagle.
Built by Russia in 1997 as a prototype, it never went into full production. It’s design did however lead the way to other technologies that were implemented in future Russian aircraft.
Sorry about the Russian narration. This is the best visual footage we found of this plane. The guy does sound excited about the plane though!
This video shows one of the few demos that showcased the plane’s abilities. Aside from looking different, it did have incredible abilities in the air. Check it out and see for yourself.