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Futuristic Russian Aircraft by Kryptid Futuristic Russian Aircraft by Kryptid
A few designs for fictional futuristic Russian aircraft. Here are some technical summaries:

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Sukhoi Su-41 (NATO Reporting Name "Feral") - A 5th-generation air superiority fighter, the Su-41 incorporates low-observable geometry, radar-absorbing materials and a structure made up largely of composites, titanium, and lithium-aluminum alloy. It is powered by a pair of afterburning turbofan engines equipped with three-dimensional thrust-vectoring nozzles capable of deflecting 20 degrees in pitch and 15 degrees in yaw. The high thrust and low drag of the aircraft allows it to supercruise without using the afterburners. An internal weapons bay reduces the drag and the radar cross-section (RCS) of the aircraft. The Su-41 has an active electronically-scanned array (AESA) radar and an avionics suite specialized in the air-to-air role. Data-linking with other aircraft is also possible.

Length: 72 feet, 6 inches (22.08 meters), Maximum Take-off Weight: 79,200 pounds (36,000 kilograms), Maximum Speed: 1,675 miles per hour (2,680 kilometers per hour) at altitude.

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Yakovlev Yak-45 (NATO Reporting Name "Firefly") - Designed as a naval aircraft with stealth characteristics and short take-off vertical landing (STOVL) capability, the Yak-45 incorporates the advanced construction features common to other 5th generation fighters. The aircraft has two engines. The main engine is used for forward flight and can be vectored downward more than 90 degrees for vertical take-offs and landings. A second engine is positioned vertically behind the canopy and is used only for STOVL operations. A door on the top of the fuselage opens when this engine is in use. The aircraft is capable of hovering without using the afterburners. The Yak-45 features a Pelikan tail in place of a traditional tail. This reduces drag and RCS.

Length: 55 feet, 2 inches (16.8 meters), Maximum Take-off Weight: 55,000 pounds (25,000 kilograms), Maximum Speed: 1,250 miles per hour (2,000 kilometers per hour) at altitude.

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Tupolev Tu-172 (NATO Reporting Name "Blindside") - A supersonic bomber with stealth capabilities, the Tu-172 is roughly the size of the Convair B-58 Hustler or Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird. Large delta wings yield room for a large fuel supply, giving the aircraft long range. A pair of afterburning turbofans are placed on the back of the jet in order to reduce the RCS of the aircraft as seen from below. The nozzles of the engines are embedded within troughs that are lined with heat-ablating tiles. This reduces the infrared (IR) signature of the aircraft when viewed from underneath. A supercrusing speed of Mach 1.5 is achievable as is a maximum dash speed in excess of Mach 2. As with any true stealth aircraft, the Tu-172 has an internal weapons bay (although hardpoints for external carriages also exist on the wings).

Length: 103 feet, 7 inches (31.5 meters), Maximum Take-off Weight: 180,400 pounds (82,000 kilograms), Maximum Speed: 1,430 miles per hour (2,288 kilometers per hour) at altitude.

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Mikoyan MiG-39 (NATO Reporting Name "Fossa*") - The MiG-39 is a medium-weight, stealthy, multi-role fighter jet with short take-off and landing (STOL) capability. Its design features lambda wings, all-moving canards and a V-tail. Its single afterburning turbofan engine has a thrust-vectoring nozzle able to deflect 15 degrees in pitch only. The radar in the nose is a passive electronically-scanned array (PESA). Its avionics suite includes a "glass cockpit" and a capability for air-to-ground as well as air-to-air combat. A pair of tail-booms on the MiG-39 contain sensors which warn the pilot of threats coming from the rear.

Length: 58 feet, 3 inches (17.7 meters), Maximum Take-off Weight: 61,600 pounds (28,000 kilograms), Maximum Speed: 1,520 miles per hour (2,432 kilometers per hour) at altitude.

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Antonov An-126 (NATO Reporting Name "Canyon") - A very large transport aircraft, the An-126 is designed to carry large payloads with increased fuel-burn efficiency and range. Advanced, high-strength construction materials decrease the empty weight of the airplane and allow for an increase in maximum take-off weight. High aspect-ratio wings equipped with winglets yield great lift efficiency. The V-tail allows for reduced weight and drag as it has only two stabilizers as opposed to a conventional tail's three. Computer control helps keep the aircraft on course and stable in flight. The four turbofans do not have afterburners and have an advance in overall specific fuel consumption when compared to earlier models.

Length: 220 feet, 9 inches (67.2 meters), Maximum Take-off Weight: 1,012,000 pounds (460,000 kilograms), Maximum Speed: 650 miles per hour (1,040 kilometers per hour).

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*The fossa (pronounced "foo-sa"), after which the plane is named, is a weasel-like carnivore native to Madagascar.
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:iconemilion-3:
Emilion-3 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
This could find a home in a Alternate History Soviet Union I designed.
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:iconkryptid:
Kryptid Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2017
Thanks for the fave.
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:iconemilion-3:
Emilion-3 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Your welcome.
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PAK-FAace1234 Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mind if I take the YAK-45 "Firefly" design and modify it a bit? I'll make sure to credit you.
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Kryptid Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
Be my guest.
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PAK-FAace1234 Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconkryptid:
Kryptid Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
You're welcome.
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:iconmenarch:
Menarch Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
The Canyon signed "teorically" An-126, Would you tell me more about this?
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:iconkryptid:
Kryptid Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
Beyond what I have written about it in the description, I never really thought about any details for it.
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:iconmenarch:
Menarch Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
I see, in fact I'm a mockups woodmodeler my interest is in an aerospace (airplanes) projectes that not be realized I wish life this course in a fraction scale
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AarondaImmortalSaint Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
Beautiful
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:iconkryptid:
Kryptid Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
Thank you!
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:iconaarondaimmortalsaint:
AarondaImmortalSaint Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
You welcome
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Larien-Mitsobari Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012
May I please use these in a book I'm writing? These are among my favorite designs on the site.
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:iconkryptid:
Kryptid Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012
Sure thing! Thanks for the fave!
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:iconlarien-mitsobari:
Larien-Mitsobari Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
No problem.
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Greyhound-Bus Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
i can see the AN-126 being 252ft long with a wingspan of 226ft.

I love the TU-172! Its plain out awesome!
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Kryptid Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
Thank you!
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Greyhound-Bus Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
I think the AN-126 should be 252 feet long with a wingspan of 226 feet.

I love the TU-172 Blindside! That bomber jus looks plain out awesome!
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Kryptid Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
There was a design study for a USAF bomber similar to the Tu-172 as well.

You might find it interesting (the one on the left): [link]
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templar127 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011
Lets hope Russians don't burst through my door and steal this!
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Kryptid Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011
Hehe, I think they've got plenty of aircraft designing talent themselves.
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templar127 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011
XD
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nuge113 Featured By Owner May 28, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
wow thats very good and all the info about the plans very cool
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:iconkryptid:
Kryptid Featured By Owner May 28, 2011
Thank you and thanks for the fave!
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:iconmenarch:
Menarch Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011
A plane with two couples of an An-124 payload and more range, I can to see that in detail to make a wood mockup make a spot, and publish in this webside
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:iconkryptid:
Kryptid Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011
Not quite sure what you meant. Was that a question?
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:iconmenarch:
Menarch Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
Not for the moment but exist a site called shateya in this be a lot of futuristic and actually aircraft sketches i don't know if Shateya is a NPO like Molniya or a asimply artwork excersise.
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:iconmenarch:
Menarch Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
wingspan, lenght and height or a tree view rapid sketch
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:iconkryptid:
Kryptid Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
I guess I'll say...

Length: 67.2 meters
Wingspan: 75 meters
Height: 19.5 meters
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Menarch Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
Men thanks so much I 'll be adds this to my future mockups list and even publish some pics of that, but I need some time to build the mockup because I have some of this in my list.
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Kryptid Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
You're welcome.
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:iconmenarch:
Menarch Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
An-126 Canyon Span, height and scheme, I'm a wood mockup builder
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:iconkryptid:
Kryptid Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
I never really thought much about it. You can probably use the An-124 as a good reference.
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:iconmenarch:
Menarch Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
Yeah your idea is an evolutionary of the good An-124 not increasing the size but improve the payload and range capacity
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Kera-Ilabaca-Belle Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Student Writer
Tupolev FTW :D read my story, its about those aircraft..well kinda :D
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Roxas-got-a-haircut Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
Woah, these designs are great. I'm particularly impressed with "Canyon" of all, because it's much harder to design a fuel effiecient, log drag cargo plane than it is to design a high speed fighter. Well, that's what I think.
Liking the V-tail too.
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Kryptid Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
Thank you!

I think cargo aircraft are usually fairly straightforward to design. If you look at most existing cargo aircraft, they are pretty much the same design with different proportions and engine arrangements. There are some cutting-edge designs like the blended-wing-body, but they have not yet been demonstrated on a production aircraft.
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Roxas-got-a-haircut Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
No problem~

I'm curious now, what would a blended-wing cargo plane look like? I don't think I've heard the two terms used at the same time. Ever.
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Kryptid Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
Have a look-see: [link]
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Roxas-got-a-haircut Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011
Wow, I never saw that design, thanks for the link~
And that was back in 2008. I wonder what the designs they're coming up with now are...
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Kryptid Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011
There are quite a few conceptual designs. If you are interested in looking at aircraft designs, those of the past, those in the works, and those that never made it off the drawing board, then you should check out SecretProjects. That place is a gold mine for that kind of information. You have to join up to see the pictures, but it doesn't cost anything: [link]
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Roxas-got-a-haircut Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011
Thanks a bunch for the link, I'd never heard of it~
I'm mad envious of your technical drawing skills too.
Just thought you should know
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Kryptid Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011
Hehe, thank you.
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ABiator Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Yak-45 is the best here! I have seen this image just before I started to create my MiG-41. Very inspiring)
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Kryptid Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011
Thank you! I had tried to design stealthy fighters with shock cone inlets like your MiG-41 but I was concerned about vortex ingestion at high angles of attack. I don't know if that would be a big issue or not.
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ABiator Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I think that if you are not an aircraft engineer you should not be concerned about it very much. I think that in artist work the overall view of the object is more important than the laws of reality, but of course even better when they are combined and you have such planes as Su-27, MiG-29, PAK FA, F-22 and others. Its just my opinion
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Kryptid Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011
I'd actually like to be an aircraft designer, but I imagine the mathematical requirements in college would kill me. Besides, I've already graduated from college with a BS in biology.

Still, I find beauty in practicality. So if I design an aircraft that looks good, but then later find out that it wouldn't work well, I find it less appealing.
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ABiator Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
That's all true. I was a student of National aviation university, not long time ago) I wanted to say that there were many ugly enough aircrafts that work well)I think that it's necessary to find the golden mean (if i spell it right)
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