Updated artwork with Checkmate added.
You know what that MiG reminds me of?Did someone want a carrier-borne J-20?
MiG scale model team to your services.
Ironically enough, MiG 1.42 vibes are clearly visible on this model...
It may end up being bigger, somewhat over 30 million, but it is worth remembering that a wage of any worker working in the production and development chain of f35 and his counterpart in russia for the LTS is hugely different.The price point list is obviously way under bid.
I thought the target engine was supposed to be 16 ton and the interim 14 ton?
Subcontractors are getting paid in Rubles as well.Also, the notion that this thing can cost 1/3 as much as an F-35 because labor is cheap in Russia is ludicrous. How much of a modern fighter’s total cost is labour for primary and subcontractors? you think it is more than 2/3?
This gasoline/electric prices global ranking. will give you some baseline idea of transportation / electricity costs in a country. which is critical for aviation projects as they have thousands of parts with hundreds of suppliers. than add cost of local source materials and population pressure on final location of assembly. i am not even going into cost of water/ waste disposal. and other costs.Also, the notion expressed in another post that this thing can cost 1/3 as much as an F-35 because labor is cheap in Russia is ludicrous. How much of a modern fighter’s total cost is labour for primary and subcontractors?