Sukhoi Su-37 "Terminator"
The Sukhoi Su-37 (NATO reporting name: Flanker-F) is a Russian experimental multi-role jet fighter aircraft. It is a single seat fighter modified from the 1st generation Su-35 prototypes for thrust vector control testing. The first Su-37 test aircraft made its maiden flight in April 1996 equipped with vectoring nozzles.The Su-37 appeared at the 1996 Farnborough Airshow piloted by Sukhoi test pilot Yevgeny Frolov. A second Su-37 was similarly converted in 1998. Su-37 never reached production stage; by mid-2000, Sukhoi introduced several modernizations of Su-27, such as Su-30MKI and 2nd generation Su-35/Su-35BM, which feature similar improvements such as improved avionics and radar systems, and thrust vectoring engines.jet.The Su-37 is a single-seat, all-weather fighter and ground attack prototype aircraft, derived from the Su-27. The Su-37 includes several updates over the Su-27, including all-weather multi-mode passive electronically scanned array radar with synthetic aperture, terrain avoidance, terrain mapping and a rear-facing radar. The airframe includes a percentage of parts made from composites, unlike the all-metal Su-27. Additionally, the Su-37 incorporates the AL-37FU engines equipped with thrust vectoring. The Su-37s nozzles are variable in pitch and travel plus or minus 15 degrees, they can be operated differentially to provide a rolling moment. In the cockpit the aircraft is the first Russian fighter with the Hands On Throttle and Stick, or HOTAS, system and <b>…</b>