Russian fifth generation fighter T-50 (PAK FA) has set the world record in rate of climb, reports the Russian newspaper.The Russian aircraft was climbing at a speed of 384 meters per second. With such speed it would have been on top of Everest in 23 seconds, said the portal.The T-50 is undergoing a programme of testing — including weapon tests. According to the commander of the Russian Air Force, Viktor Bondarev, the last 11th plane of the test squadron will be built in 2016. The aircraft factory in Komsomolsk-on-Amur is ready for serial production of the PAK FA. Many countries have shown interest in the Russian jet. The start of production of the export version of the T-50 jet is planned for 2020. Continue reading »
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The fifth model of Russia’s 5G generation fighter jet, PAK FA T-50, has arrived at the Zhukovsky test range near Moscow, where four other prototypes are being fly-tested. The journey from the developer’s test range in the Komsomolsk-on-Amur in Russia’s Far East was performed in three intermediate stops. Its first-ever flight took place in January 2010.