Despite some experts claiming that the MiG-41 might be a fictional fighter, the Russian press release that the plane has passed more than 200 tests in a wind tunnel.
Judging from the data, the MiG-41 fighter has been tested in extreme maneuvering modes. Furthermore, this means that the MiG-41 already has not only the outward appearance but all the design documents, especially as according to some media reports the plane is preparing to make the flight. first flight in 2023.
According to documents obtained by the Avia-pro news agency, the MiG-41 fighter model has undergone 246 tests from January 10, 2017 to December 30, 2018 to determine the total aerodynamic coefficient of Model aircraft in multiple attack and slide angles.
The test in the wind tunnel is one of the most important tests in the development of a fighter, as if the parameters meet expectations this allows you to start working on the design document. , may already be completed for 2019 and 2020.
Experts say the crash of the first series production fighter Su-57 resulted in a major overhaul to the fifth generation fighter’s manufacturing process, which involved having only one aircraft. put into service with the Russian Air Force last year, although it is planned that Sukhoi will supply two Felons.In other developments, Avia-pro also said that, after optimizing production capacity, by 2021, the Russian Aerospace Forces could receive three of the newest 5th generation Su-57 fighters. and from 2022, the number of them may increase to 5-6 units per year.
However, the source stressed that the successful production conversion made it possible to start large-scale production of these fighters, although the delivery plan last year was hindered, the general contract was discussed delivery of 76 Su-57 fifth generation fighters to the Russian Aerospace Forces will be fully completed with clearly defined deadlines.
“Of course not without problems, but by the end of 2022, the Aerospace Force will have as many as 10 fifth generation fighters in service. The scale of production will allow Russia’s military partners to rethink the issue of buying these fighters and make a choice in their favor, ”said the analyst on Avia-pro.
It should be noted that this year, the Russian Su-57 has to undergo a number of tests, however, they mainly involve the use of hull weapons and special ammunition, which clearly implies the use of the name. supersonic air-to-air fire.