The video published by the TV channel Zvezda shows a PAK FA prototype easily decelerate to 0 kmh and perform a spin without a flaw.
As for maneuvering capabilities, the T-50 is considered to have absolutely no rivals both among its Russian-made predecessors and foreign competitors.
For a regular jet fighter, there is nothing special in performing some aerobatic maneuvers. However, the PAK FA is capable of performing them all, including Nesterov’s loop, tailside, barrel roll, and even cobra.
According to test pilots, at least two-three new maneuvers are being designed for the PAK FA.
The PAK FA is a single-seat, twin-engine jet fighter, and the first operational aircraft in Russian service to use stealth technology. It was designed by the Sukhoi Design Bureau.
The aircraft will be used to achieve air superiority and assist in ground attacks.
The use of composite materials, innovative technologies, advanced avionics and engines ensure the T-50’s extremely low level of radar, optical and infrared visibility.
In December 2014, Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation announced that production of the fighter was ready to begin in 2016. Fifty-five PAK FA jets will enter service in the Russian Air Force by 2020.