Monday, August 14, 2017

Soviet Su-35S

This is a story of two jets and two air shows. The Paris Air Show was supposed to put to rest the unpatriotic criticisms of Lockheed's majestic F-35. It didn't. The jet performed mediocre at best. At worst, people were basically calling it a 5th generation toaster.

That was back in June. Fast-forward to the present. The Su-35S gave a performance to remember at MAKS, the annual international air show held outside of Moscow.
MAKS is an international airshow held at Zhukovsky International Airport, the home of the Gromov Flight Research Institute in Zhukovsky, 40 km (25 mi) southeast of Moscow, Russia. 200 aircraft took part in the event’s flight program and 116 others were showcased on the ground.