Sukhoi Su-57 – 1:72

Sukhoi Su-57

Bief history

For some time now, the Sukhoi Su-57, has been developed as the Russian answer to the emergence of 5th generation aircraft. Although it dazzled everyone in the aviation world back in 2010, commissioning the aircraft proved a bit more difficult to carry out. This is no unusual let’s remember that the F-35 also had several delays in its development phase.

The Sukhoi Su-57 (Сухой Су-57 in Russian) is a 5th generation aircraft with a single pilot. Two NPO Saturn engines power it. It has Stealth capability and was developed to cover the fighter-bomber missions. Although its performance is classified, people presumed that it has the range and carrying capacity of the Sukhoi Su-27 and Su-35 fighter series.

Although initially thought to replace the company’s veteran Mig and Sukhoi models, in reality the new Su-57s will complement the current fleets of Mig-29, Su-30, Su-35 and Su-34. The case is similar to what happened with the introduction of the F-22 Raptor in the USAF. Instead of replacing the F-16 and F-15 fleets they complemented them. Giving a special role to the 5th Genenration aicrafts.

The first prototypes of the aircraft were designated the T-50 and as they entered the refining and development process, they eventually received the Su-57 designation. Currently, according to sources from the Russian Defense Ministry, the Su-57 set for deployment and entry into service before 2022.

The Model

Although today there are multitudes of options on the market, this article focuses on the model marketed by Revell Germany in 1:72 scale. By that time the Sukhoi Su-57 was still named T-50. This model, like the one from Academy, is really a re-edition of the molds from the Russian brand Zvezda present on the market since 2011. The scheme chosen for this construction will be that of the second T-50 test aircraft with serial 052.

Model construction process:
Autor Nicolas Perdomo

Nicolas Perdomo

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