Does Su-33 have thrust vectoring?

A demonstration Su-33UB aircraft has been flown at a Russian airshow, equipped with thrust vectoring Saturn Al-31FU engines.

How many MiG 29K are there in India?

45 MiG-29K
Indian Navy – 45 MiG-29K/KUB aircraft in its inventory.

How good is the SU-33?

Good but not Great It can fly farther, carry more and heavier ordinance, and has a longer loiter time than the MiG. It’s one drawback is it’s size. The Su-33 is markedly bigger than the MiG. Russia’s only aircraft carrier, the troubled Admiral Kuznetsov, is therefore unable to carry as many Sukhois as MiG.

Why does the SU 33 have canards?

The aircraft is outfitted with more powerful turbofan engines to increase thrust-to-weight ratio, as well as an in-flight refuelling probe. The Su-33 sports canards that shorten the take-off distance and improve manoeuvrability, but have required reshaping of the leading edge root extensions (LERX).

Which is better Rafale or Sukhoi?

Sukhoi is much better than Rafale. The speed of su 30mki is 2.1 to 2.2 mach. And most important point is that now su 30mki has Brahmos missile. Another fact that Su30 MKI is a 4.5 gen Fighter , puts it in an entirely different class than Rafale.

Can MiG 21 destroy f16?

But this time around, the Indian Air Force deployed its MiG-21 jets to counter the much advanced F-16 jets. What came as a surprise is that the MiG-21 Bison, which is on the verge of the retirement, not only managed to tackle the F-16 Fighting Falcon, but also destroyed one of them.

Who uses SU-33?

Russian Navy
Sukhoi Su-33

First flight 17 August 1987
Introduction 31 August 1998 (official)
Status In service
Primary user Russian Navy

Does Russia have an aircraft carrier?

Russia’s only aircraft carrier, Admiral Kuznetsov, has been plagued by breakdowns and mishaps. Despite those problems and broader changes to its navy, Russia is committed to the carrier’s future.

Why is MiG-29 called Fulcrum?

In the West, the new fighter was given the NATO reporting name “Fulcrum-A” because the pre-production MiG-29A, which should have logically received this designation, remained unknown in the West at that time. In the 1980s, Mikoyan developed the improved MiG-29S to use longer range R-27E and R-77 air-to-air missiles.

Who uses SU 33?

What’s the difference between a MiG-29K and a Su-33?

The MiG-29K can spend as much time as the Su-33 on station by using external fuel tanks, but this limits its ordnance capacity. The Su-33 can fly at speeds as low as 240 km/h (150 mph), in comparison the MiG-29K needs to maintain a minimum of 250 km/h (160 mph) for effective control.

What’s the average speed of a Sukhoi Su-33?

The Su-33 can fly at speeds as low as 240 km/h (150 mph), in comparison the MiG-29K needs to maintain a minimum of 250 km/h (160 mph) for effective control. However, the MiG-29K carries more air-to-ground munitions than the Su-33.

When did the Sukhoi Su-33 fighter come out?

Initially labeled the “Su-27K,” the fighter was rebranded as the Su-33 after its introduction in the summer of 1998.

What kind of missiles does the Su-33 carry?

The Su-33 carries guided missiles such as the R-73 (four) and R-27E (six) on twelve hardpoints, supplemented by the 150-round 30 mm GSh-30-1. It can carry an assortment of unguided rockets, bombs and cluster bombs for secondary air-to-ground missions. The aircraft can be used in both night and day operations at sea.