Russian Defense Ministry TV Channel “Accidentally” Exposed Model Of Secret Hypersonic 6th Generation Jet

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Russia’s Zvezda TV channel “accidentally” exposed a model of a secret hypersonic 6th generation fighter jet.

It happened during a live broadcast. The model appeared to be a modern Russian-made hypersonic 6th generation fighter jet. It is most likely an unmanned version.

The 6th generation jets are scheduled to carry out their first flights by the mid-2020s and are to be hypersonic. TASS made the initial report in June 2016, citing the head of the directorate of military aircraft programs, the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) Vladimir Mikhailov. “He [the prototype] will rise into the air, as we plan, no later than two or three years after 2020”, said Mikhailov.

Mikhailov stated the program for the jet is currently underway, including engineering design.

According to the Defence Blog, certain military experts point out that the project of a new hypersonic fighter jet is called the Pigeon, because of the similarity of the tail assembly.

Pics below are taken from the Defence Blog:

Russian Defense Ministry TV Channel “Accidentally” Exposed Model Of Secret Hypersonic 6th Generation Jet

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Russian Defense Ministry TV Channel “Accidentally” Exposed Model Of Secret Hypersonic 6th Generation Jet

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Russian Defense Ministry TV Channel “Accidentally” Exposed Model Of Secret Hypersonic 6th Generation Jet

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The new fighter jet is to most likely have a massive twin-tail that allows it to use its own shockwaves to increase its lift and decreases drag.

Defence Blog didn’t report any other specifications of the aircraft including what type of engine it would use, its range or altitude of flight, it’s maximum speed has not been precisely named as well.

It speculated that the jet would “smash records and travel at five times greater than the speed of sound, over Mach 5-6. Quite possibly, the cruising speed of the future fighter aircraft will be identical today afterburning speed – Mach 1.5-2.”

Defence Blog also cited sources that claimed the picture is part of a Russian disinformation campaign or a sort of joke carried out by the Russian military. The model in the “accidentally” released footage is a 1/72 Italeri Mig-37 “Ferret” or a 1/48 Testors Mig-37 plastic model..

The race of the first 6th generation fight jet is on-going, as well as for other hypersonic and laser technologies. Earlier in 2018, the US Air Force Research Laboratory released a video of a concept of a sixth-generation fighter jet.

Russian Defense Ministry TV Channel “Accidentally” Exposed Model Of Secret Hypersonic 6th Generation Jet

The concept video also showed the 6th gen. fighter jet shooting a laser gun that cuts an enemy aircraft in half.

Most capabilities that the 6th generation fighter jets will have are a mystery, however there is much speculation. According to some they could have autonomous flight, extended combat range, and larger payloads. It is likely that these aircraft will travel at hypersonic speeds and be able to deploy hypersonic weapons.

Currently, the throne of the 6th generation aircraft superpower is vacant and only time will show which country will come ahead.

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  • Don’t trust anything on this side, they are paid to spread disinformation and they clearly support the Russian Zionist side of the conflict and their conspiracy theories.

    • zman

      CNN misses you.

      • FlorianGeyer

        I don’t miss her as I have blocked the Hasbara bitch :)

    • Nosferatu

      LOL

    • You can call me Al

      Bless you. I do admire dumb, retarded zio-warmongers and their views. Therefore I thank you for your comment and I hope I speak for others when I say, we shall take your views into consideration our wise comrade.

    • ruca

      Morning crap. I hope you flushed!

  • Barba_Papa

    Who the hell keeps a model of a top secret new aircraft design in their office?

    Also, can we please skip this x generation aircraft nonsense? That’s just marketing bullshit Lockheed-Martin came up with to sell their flying F-35 lemon to stupid politicians and journalists. And after that debacle there’s not going to be a lot of money available for a long time to come up with a successor. Because the last thing anyone wants is yet another F-35 like development program, one that drags on forever and produces cost overrun after cost overrun. For better or for worse the F-35 is going to be around for a long time. And who knows, once enough money has been thrown at it and when only used against 3rd world countries it might even turn out to be a decent aircraft.

  • Sephy

    Grow up southfront. That’s just a toy.

  • Brother Thomas

    Russia trying to provoke an arms race to drive the US towards bankruptcy? Return the favor done to the USSR in the 1980’s.

    • Nosferatu

      USSR did not go benkrupt as a result of arms race. USSR was betrayed be its own elite, that was infiltrated by global oligarchy

      • Brother Ma

        Yep! Fools like Gorbachov and Yeltsin.

  • John Whitehot

    “The model in the “accidentally” released footage is a 1/72 Italeri Mig-37 “Ferret” or a 1/48 Testors Mig-37 plastic model”

    As a former aircraft modeler, there is a likeness of sort that the above it’s true.

    what is not verifiable though, is that Mikhailov has made any connection between whatever he said and the model in the red circle in the picture.

    until SF, or the “defence blog” provide the original Zvezda TV footage (link missing from both the sources), how and where that connection is present, then I’ll stop believe that the disinformation/joke act is actually been made by the above sites by introducing (or assuming) a piece of information that wasn’t there from the start.

  • A hypersonic …… pigeon?