ПАК ФА Перспективный Авиационный Комплекс Фронтовой Авиации
PAK FA Future Air System of Frontline Aviation
Сухой Су-57 Sukhoi Su-57 in colours
PAK FA Prospective Air Complex of Front-Line Aviation Sukhoi Su-57

Production: Комсомольский-на-Амуре авиационный завод имени Ю. А. Гагарина
KnAAZ Komsomolsk-on-Amur Air Plant named after Y. A. Gagarin

Sukhoi Su-57 constructor Alexander Davidenko
Aleksandr Davidyenko and Yuriy Vashtchuk, and Syergyey Bogdan (photos: http://www.arms-expo.ru, www.popmech.ru).

Main constructor: Александр Николаевич Давыденко (Aleksandr Nikolayevitsh Davidyenko).

Sukhoi test pilots: Сергей Богдан (Syergyey Bogdan) , Юрий Ващук (Yuriy Vashtchuk),
Тарас Арцебарский (Taras Artsebarskiy), Роман Кондратьев (Roman Kondratyev),
Сергей Костин (Syergyey Kostin), Сергей Чернышев (Syergyey Tchernishyev),
Андрей Шендрик (Andryey Shendrik).

Since 11th August 2017 official name is Сухой Су-57 (Sukhoi Su-57)

su57.mariwoj.pl update April 2018


Izdyelye (product) Number Comment First flight Camouflage and painting
T-50-0 KPO-Т-50-0 КПО конструктивно-подобный образец for static testsReady in October 2009 not painted
T-50-KNS-Т-50-КНС комплексный натурный стенд for ground testReady in December 2009 overall light grey
T-50-151 later 0511 flyable prototype29th January 2010 - Syegryey Bogdan

Disruptive camouflage pattern applied on T-50-1, T-50-2, T-50-3 (background very little more blueish) and T-50-4.

First prototype of the PAK FA (Sukhoi T-50-1) future fighter was painted in April 2010.

Sukhoi T-50-1 prototype with spin recovery parachute installed in August 2011.

T-50-252later 0522 flyable prototype3rd March 2011 - Syergyey Bogdan
T-50-30533 flyable prototype22nd November 2011 - Syergyey Bogdan
T-50-40544 flyable prototype12th December 2012 - Syergyey Bogdan
T-50-5(R)0555 flyable prototype27th October 2013 - Roman Kondratyev

Damaged by right engine fire in June 2014 in Zhukovsky, repaired using parts of T-50-6, renamed to T-50-5R (sufix R means ремонтный = repaired), first flight after repairs on 16th October 2015.

New painting scheme called «Белая акула» (White shark) was applied only once on T-50-5.

Fifth prototype of the PAK FA (Sukhoi T-50-5), November 2013.

T-50-6-Cannibalized for parts to repair T-50-5.
T-50-6-1-Second stage prototype for static ground tests, also called T-50-7 (initially built to replace T-50-6 as airframe of first stage, that's why with suffix -1). April 2016. not painted
T-50-6-2 056 6 flyable prototype. First prototype of second stage (suffix -2), simply called T-50-6. Seriously changed airframe, including new tail. First flight: 27th April 2016 - Taras Artzebarsky.

New painting scheme (simplified White Shark) was first time applied in 2015 on T-50-5R when aircraft was repaired after fire, then on T-50-6 and T-50-8 (background from lightgrey to greenish lightgrey, shape of dark “shark” a little different on each aircraft).

Sixth prototype of the PAK FA (Sukhoi T-50-6), April 2016.

T-50-80587 flyable prototype First flight: 17th November 2016
T-50-95098 flyable prototype First flight: 24th April 2017

Painting scheme (the pixelated two-tone livery) was applied only once on T-50-9. Darkgrey pixels on blueish lightgrey background. The same pattern of pixels on all fin's surfaces.

Eight prototype of the PAK FA (Sukhoi T-50-9), April 2017.

T-50-105109 flyable prototype First flight: 23rd December 2017

Painting scheme almost the same as T-50-9 but with grey background. Each side of fins with different pattern of pixelated camouflage. Scheme applied on T-50-10 and T-50-11.

Ninth prototype of the PAK FA (Sukhoi T-50-10), end of 2017.


In March 2018 number 511 removed and replaced by state registration
10 flyable prototypeFirst flight: 6th August 2017 (yes, earlier than T-50-10)

Painting scheme almost the same as T-50-10, but pattern on all fin's surfaces like T-50-09 prototype.

Tenth prototype of the PAK FA (Sukhoi T-50-11) in December 2017.

Lowered LEVCON, external fuel tanks PTB-2000, open canopy.

In March 2018 prototype T-50-11 was rebuilded (new fins, Pitot probe, but still no OLS), gets state registration RF-81775 and “Russian Air Force” (BBC) on tail. Inner surfaces of tails are showed only schematic, due to lack of photos.
T-50-11 in March 2018

5th December 2017: Sukhoi T-50-2 prototype (called Т-50ЛЛ = T-50LL Flying Laboratory) piloted by Syergyey Bogdan had performed first test flight with installed one new-generation engine “product 30”, intended to replace first stage engine product 117 (AL-41F1). Engine will be produced by ОДК Объединенная двигателестроительная корпорация (United Engine Building Corporation) which integrated all main Russian engine's producers: Moskov Machine Production Enterprise, Klimov, UMPO, Kuznyetsov, Saturn, Aviadvigatyeli, Star, NPP Motor, Perm Engine Plant, Metallist-Samara.

Sukhoi Su-57 with engine Saturn 30
December 2017: Т-50ЛЛ (T-50LL Flying Laboratory) with engine 30.
Prototype T-50-2 is very fatigue now, with parts “borrowed” from other prototypes and traces of reworking.

February 2018: two prototypes deployed to Syria for quick two-days tests of EW systems in real combat environment (T-50-9 and T-10-11?).

In 2018 is expected a contract for 12 Su-57 (so called pre-production series) to prepare service routines in center of combat application in Lipetsk.

Sukhoi Su-57 fictious camouflage
Fictious camouflage, similar to Su-35S, Su-30SM, Yak-130.

Sukhoi emblem Winged knight with bow
Old Sukhoi emblem: knight drawing a bow; a wing on background.


БРЭО бортовое радиоэлектронное оборудование (On-board radio-electronic equippement)

  1. Ш121 (Sh121) МИРЭС многофункциональный интегрированный радиоэлектронный систем (MIRES multifunctional integrated radio-electronic system) for weapons targeting
    1. N036 «Белка» (Byelka = squirrel) radar system. Improved version of N035 Irbis-E from Su-35S, developed by НИИП Научно-исследовательский институт приборостроения им. В.В. Тихомирова (NIIP Scientific-Research Institute of Instrument Design named after Tikhomirov) Zhukovsky.
      1. N036 - mounted in the nose cone forward-looking X band radar АФАР Активная фазированная антенная решётка (AFAR = AESA active electronically scanned array) with 1552 T/R modules.
      2. N036B - two side-looking X-band AESA radars with 358 T/R modules embedded in the cheeks of the forward fuselage, for wider angular coverage, especially ground observation (they are angled at a downward 15 degrees).
      3. N036L - two L-band AESA radars in wing's leading edge slats (secondary function is friend-or-foe indentification by system N036Sh Pokosnik (Reaper), also can be used for jamming of sattelite communication links). Probably antennas N036L can be installed also (or alternatively) in large movable leading edges of influx of the fuselage (LEVCON Leading Edge Vortex Controllers) as on T-50-05 prototype before accident.
    2. L402 «Гималаи» (Himalayas) - EW electronic warfare countermeasure suite which uses the N036 Byelka radar arrays and its own arrays (probably rear-looking AESA radar in tail, similar in size and shape to side-looking N036L radars), to detecting and jamming radiofrequency-bases systems. Mounted in the dorsal sting between the engines. Developed by KNIRTI (Kaluzhskyi Scientific Research Radio-Technical Institute) in Kaluga, manufactured by the «Сигнал» (Radioplant Signal) in Stavropol - subsidiaries of КРЭТ Концерн Радиоэлектронные технологии (KRET Concern Radio-Electronic Technologies).
  2. 101KS (КС Комплекс Самозащиты = KS Selfdefence Suite) ОЭИС - оптико-электронная интегрированная система «Атолл», изделие 101КС (product 101KS) (OEIS optical-electronic integrated system Atoll) with N036EVS computer and processor. Manufactured by the УОМЗ Производственное объединение «Уральский оптико-механический завод» (UOMZ Urals Optical and Mechanical Plant).
    1. 101KS-V (воздушная = Air): ОЛС-50M оптическая локационная система (OLS optical location station) = IRST infra-red search and tracking system to detect, identify, and track multiple airborne targets simultaneously. Located ahead of windshield on the starboard. The turret can be rotated backwards into a cruise position, exposing its rear hemisphere, which is covered with a radar-absorbing coating. Developed by NIIP.
    2. 101KS-O (оборонительная = Defence): laser-based DIRCM Direcional Infra Red Counter Measures system - one turret with laser jammer is mounted on top the fuselage behind of the cockpit, second under fuselage.
    3. 101KS-P (пилотажная, посадка = Pilotage, Landing): two wide-angle instrumental flight augmentors (small infrared and ultra-violet sensors) to help pilot in landing and low-altitude manouevers/flight. Installed in forward section of the canoe-shaped missile bays under wings.
    4. 101KS-U (ультрафиолетовая = Utra-violet): ultraviolet MAWS missile approach warning system against infra-red homing missiles. Two side-looking near cockpit, one under fuselage, one on top of fuselage (last one installed only on some prototypes).
    5. 101KS-N (наземная = Ground): advanced stabilised navigation and targeting system integrated into the airframe underside of forward fuselage: scannig mirror and automatic tracking unit, laser rangefinder/target indicator and laser spot tracker.
    6. optional 101KS-N Подвесной контейнер обзорной прицельно-поисковой системы 101КС-Н (Observation searching and targeting pod) = IRST optical infra-red search and tracking system to identifying and tracking ground targets, in external pod with rotary head.
  3. БИНС-СП-2M Бесплатформенная инерциальная навигационная система (BINS-SP2M Strapdown inertial navigation system based on three laser gyroscopes and three quartz accelerometers. Can determines position and motion parameters in the absence of satellite navigation, when GLONASS (Russia’s space-based satellite navigation system) SATNAV link is disrupted. eveloped by ОАО «Московский институт электромеханики и автоматики» (Moscov Institute of Electromechanics and Automatics), produced by KRET. Similar to Tu-160M2 and Su-35S systems.
  4. МСП Микроволновая система посадки = MLS microwave landing system.
  5. Комплекс Средств Связи С-111 = Communication suite S-111.

Sukhoi Su-57 avionics suite
Not all antennas I can identify, so You must expected corrections.


  • ШКАИ широкоугольный коллиматорный авиационный индикатор or ИЛС индикатор на лобовом стекле - wide-angle HUD head-up display developed by Санкт-Петербургское опытно-конструкторское бюро «Электроавтоматика» имени П.А. Ефимова (Sankt-Petersburg Experimental Design Bureau “Electroautomatica” named after P. A. Yefimov) [?].
  • windshield and canopy manufactured by ОНПП Обнинское научно-производственное предприятие «Технология» им. А. Г. Ромашина (Obninsk Research and Production Enterprise “Technology” named after A. G. Romashin)
  • катапультное кресло К-36Д-5 (ejection seat K-36D-5), developed in 2011 by Научно-производственное предприятие «Звезда» (Scientific-Production Enterprise “Zvezda”, Tomilino)
  • унифицированный защитный шлем ЗШ-10 (unified crash helmet ZSh-10), developed in 2011 by Zvezda
  • противоперегрузочный костюм ППК-7 (anti-G pilot's suit PPK-7), tested by Sukhoi since 2018, developed by Zvezda
  • oxygen system KS-50, developed by Zvezda
  • armament
    • ННПУ-50 (NNPU-50) with built-in 9-A1-4071K (developed from Gryazev-Shipunov ГШ-30-1 GSh-30-1) one-barrel cannon 30mm calibre with 150 projectiles and independent water-evaporating cooling system of the barrel. Cannon developed in 2014 by КБП «Конструкторское бюро приборостроения им. академика А. Г. Шипунова» (KBP Instrument Design Bureau named after Academician Arkady Georgievich Shipunov, Tula city.
    • Kh-31 missile on external hard points and in internal bays (especially short versions: Kh-31A and Kh-31P, lenght 4,7m). Produced by Корпорация «Тактическое ракетное вооружение» (Tactical Missiles Corporation).
    • Tested in 2018 new gliding cluster bomb PBK-500U Drill - унифицированная планирующая бомбовая кассета ПБК-500У «Дрель» with inertial and satellite navigation systems, length 3,1m, waight 500 kg. Deploying 15 self-targeting warheads SPBE-K (СПБЭ-К самоприцеливающимися боевыми элементами) with IFF and twin-band (3-5 µm and 8-14 µm) infrared seeker and a millimetre-wavelength radar seeker. Developed by Научно-производственное обьединение «Базальт» (NPO Bazalt) from concern «Техмаш» - Научно-производственный концерн «Технологии машиностроения» (Scientific-Production Concern “Mechanical Engineering”).

© 2018 Mariusz Wojciechowski, Słupsk (Poland)