We all dream of flying in a Mach 10 plane, but how do you get there? In this article we’ll take a look at the Sukhoi SU-57 and the Lockheed Martin SR-72 concept jets. Both aircraft have the potential to be the future of air combat.
Mach 6.7 plane top gun
A Mach 6.7 plane top gun is a fast airplane. A plane that reaches that speed can be called a supersonic jet. Its top speed is close to 1,000 mph, and the air around it becomes so hot that even titanium and iron start glowing. Previously, there was no aircraft that had achieved this level of speed.
Despite its high-speed capability, this aircraft is unmanned and can only take off and land on a runway. Some aviation experts think the SR-72 may become an unmanned hypersonic bomber. It can fly at speeds up to Mach 6 and most likely would not need a pilot.
In 1967, William J. Knight achieved a world record for fastest manned aircraft with the X-15, a fighter jet that topped Mach 6.7. During the film, Maverick and his fellow pilots continue pushing the limits of their aircraft, proving their ability to fly at higher speeds.
Sukhoi SU-57 top gun
The Su-57 is a Russian stealth fighter that’s made for combat. It was first featured in the 2011 video game Ace Combat: Assault Horizon. The fighter is based on the Russian company’s PAK-FA (Prospective Aeronautical Complex of Front-Line Air Forces) Fighter Program, and is a great match for western fighters.
This aircraft is highly maneuverable at high speeds, thanks to its advanced KSU-50 flight control system and canted nozzles. It can perform high angles of attack maneuvers and flat rotations with little loss of altitude. The Su-57 also carries a number of advanced weapons. It can carry up to four beyond-visual-range missiles and an active radar-homing K-77M missile. In addition, Russia plans to add four R-37M long-range hypersonic missiles to the aircraft’s arsenal.
Although the film does not reveal the identity of the antagonist, it is clear that it will be a Russian-made Su-57 Felon. While the villain in the film is not Russian, the Su-57 is one of the most advanced combat aircraft on the market. It is one of the top Russian air superiority fighters, and is being sold in international markets. In fact, the Islamic Republic of Iran’s air force has previously purchased Russian-built aircraft.
Lockheed Martin SR-72 concept jet
The Lockheed Martin SR-72 concept jet is a game-changing plane that could eventually be built into a production jet. The aircraft was first announced in 2013 and confirmed to be in testing in 2017. It’s currently a design only, but Lockheed has stated it could be operational in 2030. The company has estimated the development cost of the SR-72 at $1 billion.
Lockheed Martin is an aircraft manufacturer that worked on a number of top secret projects for the US military. Its Skunk Works division is responsible for the F-117A Nighthawk stealth fighter and the U-2 spy plane. The company has also produced the F-22 Raptor and the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.
The SR-72 concept jet has been tested by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and Aerojet Rocketdyne. The SR-72 concept is thought to be a modified version of the SR-71 Blackbird. In a few years, the company plans to start production of its hypersonic SR-72.
Sukhoi SU-57 concept jet
The Su-57 concept plane is capable of carrying high-capacity, high-speed weapons. It has a three-dimensional, 3-D thrust vector control system that allows it to maneuver at high speeds and altitudes. This technology is thought to outperform that of the F-22 Raptor. Despite its low top speed, the Su-57 can carry a variety of advanced weapons. It has two side bays for short-range air-to-air missiles and two internal weapons bays between the engines. The Su-57 can carry four beyond-visual-range missiles, including the active radar-homing K-77M missile. It also has the capability to carry the R-37M long-range hypersonic missile.
The Su-57 aircraft’s production variant is not expected to come on the market until 2020. The first SU-57 aircraft went into flight testing in 2010 and serial production started in 2019. Three regiments of 76 aircraft are planned, and the first regiment is scheduled to be delivered in December 2020. Su-57s will carry Kh-35U and Kh-31 missiles. It will serve as a combat aircraft in the Russian Aerospace Forces, which merged Russian Air Forces with the Air Defence Forces.