Check out this cool new video of the Russia’s supermaneuverable Sukhoi Su-35S doing some impressive (and probably worthless) stunts

Let’s have a look at the Su-35s 4++ generation jet through a really interesting footage.

The Su-35S “Flanker E” is the 4++ generation variant of the Su-27 Flanker aircraft, the Russian counterpart to the U.S. F-15 Eagle.

The multirole aircraft features thrust-vectoring, radar-absorbent paint, Irbis-E passive electronically scanned array radar, IRST (Infra-Red Search and Track) and the said ability to detect stealth planes like the F-35 at a distance of over 90 kilometers (…), the Khibiny radar jamming system along with the ability to use some interesting weapons, including the ultra-long range R-37M air-to-air missile that could target HVAA (High Value Air Assets) such as AWACS and tanker aircraft.

The aircraft were deployed to Hmeymim airbase, near Latakia, in February 2016 to undertake air superiority and escort missions over Syria.

The following video is a collection of clips showing the aircraft and its ability to freely maneuver to point the nose and weapons in any direction, to achieve the proper position for a kill: something useful in case of WVR (Within Visual Range) engagements; pretty worthless to fight against the U.S. 5th Gen. stealth aircraft that would engage the Su-35S from BVR (Beyond Visual Range) exploiting their radar-evading capabilities as well as their ability to share information within a highly-networked battle force.

H/T Miguelm Mendoza for the heads-up


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David Cenciotti is a journalist based in Rome, Italy. He is the Founder and Editor of “The Aviationist”, one of the world’s most famous and read military aviation blogs. Since 1996, he has written for major worldwide magazines, including Air Forces Monthly, Combat Aircraft, and many others, covering aviation, defense, war, industry, intelligence, crime and cyberwar. He has reported from the U.S., Europe, Australia and Syria, and flown several combat planes with different air forces. He is a former 2nd Lt. of the Italian Air Force, a private pilot and a graduate in Computer Engineering. He has written five books and contributed to many more ones.


  1. Rare footage of Algerian Air Force Su-30MKA showing cockpit, MFD and HUD. The video also shows in air refueling, dogfight and AA, AG weapons usage.
    The Su-30MKA is a twin seat 4++ gen multirole strike fighter similar to the Su-30SM/MKI/MKM except for the hud and navigation software which is french developped by Thales.

  2. I mean…. thats just data cherry picking…..

    Yes they have higher KDRs but what were their targets? Against MiG 29As, MiG-21s, Su-23s, MiG 23s, MiG 27s and Su-25A/Ts with shitty ECM (If they even got any or at all) and Shitty old Soviet Air to Air Missiles like the R-60 or older variants of the R-27 who doesn’t even have the range to fight back against NATO Warplanes (Even if they could fire at a modern NATO warplane, what are the chances of their ECM spoofing the shitty old Seekers of these missiles [Without taking into account the deployment of Flares and Chaff])? How many air operations and wars has Sukhois even got in compared to the F-16s…. I’m pretty sure if ISIS had shitty MiG-21s, the Sukhois in the Russian Airforce would hound on them just for the sake of bringing up their KDR…

    I’m not saying the F-15 or Su 35 are better than each other here or which is shittier but the Kill Ratio argument is just too biased and often used by arrogant debaters…. People who i know (Who prefer F-15s over Sukhois) even knows how retarded the KDR argument is if we are talking about modern Air Combat platforms because of their knowledge of the list of Aircrafts actually killed…. Which are again shitty old soviet planes that have been long obselete but are still in use in third world Arab nations…. And shitty old american planes like F-4 who has nothing against Amraam Block Cs

    *When i say shitty, Its because of the standard we set today… Back then the MiG 21 and F-4s performed wonderfully at their tasks….

  3. Total unmitigated BS, F-35 will have this plane for breakfast , lunch and diner, and I am even taking into account desert.

  4. Not another propaganda believer that actually thinks the U.S jets never suffered any losses in the Iran Iraq war . Now you tell me of the kill ratio between the Sukhoi’s Mig’s and F-15 ,16 & 14 In that the most recent war, you’ll soon relise what I mean by overconfidence and arrogance

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