Research Berkut

Started by MartG, November 06, 2008, 06:54:35 AM

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Following the success of the joint US/Russian SST research programme in the late 1990s, using the Tupolev Tu-144 airliner, when NASA research into aeroelasticity and control of aircraft with forward swept wings required a new test aircraft with greater growth potential than the old X-29 it was only natural that the programme planners began looking at the Sukhoi S37 Berkut research aircraft. Following lengthy negotiations, the aircraft was repainted ( as the test flights were to be flown in the US, the original livery with red star insignia was decreed politically unsuitable )and flown to NASA's Dryden research facility at Edwards AFB, where a successful series of tests were carried out.

Murphy's 1st Law - An object at rest will be in the wrong place
Murphy's 2nd Law - An object in motion will be going in the wrong direction
Murphy's 3rd Law - For every action, there is an equal and opposite malfunction


Hey now, that is fun !  Love the colour scheme, it really looks the part.

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Extremely original!  :o nice model!
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Great!  Plausible too, given recent collaboration.
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Wow is that slick! Love the NASA markings!
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That paint scheme is great! I always did like the Berkut.


Cool airplane :mellow: and excellent model :wub: Super finish work :thumbsup:
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OK, now that's one I never would have thought of, but it works quite well.  :thumbsup:
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Quote from: BlackOps on November 06, 2008, 08:37:11 PM
OK, now that's one I never would have thought of, but it works quite well.  :thumbsup:
Agreed.   :drink:
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oi loikes that!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Nice - it looks so right.


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