Monday, August 22, 2011

If you worry because the F-22 can't fly

Have no fear. According to the AP:
Russia's first stealth fighter jet had to abort a takeoff at Moscow's International Aviation and Space Show on Sunday because of what officials said was a malfunction in the right engine.

The T-50 did not leave the runway and was slowed by a brake parachute.

The twin-engined jet was traveling at 60 miles per hour (100 kph) when the pilot decided to abort takeoff because of a right engine malfunction, the RIA Novosti news agency reported, citing a representative of United Aircraft Building Corp., a state-controlled holding that incorporates top Russian aircraft-makers...

The fighter is intended to match the U.S. F-22 Raptor, which entered service in 2005.
Damn Russkies is catching up to us!

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