Great pics, thanks for the link.
The touted maneuverability of MiG-29 and Su-27 derivatives cracks me up a bit when it comes to some of those strange maneuvers.
“Ok, so you’re going to thrust vector crazily and kill -all- your energy? Ok… you go ahead and do that…”
Awesome stuff. I especially like the contra-rotors of the Russian helicopters. Why don’t we use that instead of tail rotors? Especially for things like SAR operations, where it is such a liability?
It’s more complex.
That’s really about it.
We used to:
Kaman Huskie, S&R helicopter of the 1960s.