STOBAR aircraft Ski-jump performance (SU-33/J-15)

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  1. Air Force Brat
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    Exactly,, those who continue to proclaim that a fully loaded Su-33 or J-15 will fly away off the ramp really don't understand the process or the physics.
     
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    There is a small flaw in your drawing: For the same speed, mass and flight vector, both planes should have the same pitch angle (or better, the same angle of attack relative to their flight vector).

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    True, but I was probably trying to depict the point where the aircraft becomes fully wing-borne and can level out; apologies for not making that clear. I made that over ten years ago and I was probably in a hurry to get so much of the process on the page. It was during one of the periodic outbursts of "STOBAR AIRCRAFT LEAVE THE RAMP AT FLIGHT SPEED!" and/or "WHY DON'T WE FIT AN EMALS TO A SKI RAMP" nonsense that do the rounds of these forums every few years.
     
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