As already explained, Russia’s 5th generation stealth fighter plane T-50 (PAK FA – Perspektivny Aviatsionny Kompleks Frontovoy Aviatsii—Future Tactical Air System), has receintly received a new camouflage.
A new image of the example 055 blue, taken on Nov. 22 by Artyom Anikeev gives a hint of what the paint scheme looks like as seen from the top (or when the aircraft is turning). Click on the image to open it at full resolution.
As a consequence of the new color scheme (seemingly inspired by the White Tip Longimanus shark typical of the Red Sea) a T-50 seen from distance would appear as a rhomboidal shaped aircraft, smaller than the actual airplane.
Image credit: Artyom Anikeev
Imitation is the highest form of flattery.
Surpasses the F- 22 i would think.
Russian jets have a sexy look to them.
Lovely piece of machinery, i sincerely hope the T-50 gets engines similar to the F-22 in shape to maintain as much stealth as possible.
Nice scheme with modern avionics and due to the fact Russian planes come out after US ones mean they trump them with modern avionics etc. Like the MiG-29 AND Su-27 were better than the F-15 & F-16 at the time.