October 7, 2020 | technology | No Comments
- A test pilot in Russia has flown the country’s new Su-57 fighter jet without its protective canopy.
- Footage of the test appears briefly in a video uploaded by Russia’s Ministry of Defense to YouTube.
- The test was likely to ensure there were no issues in case the canopy accidentally … went away.
Russia’s Ministry of Defense has dropped a new video that includes some very unusual flying. In the video, a pilot is flying Russia’s long-in-the-works Sukhoi Su-57 fighter jet, known to NATO as the “Felon,” without the usual plexiglass cockpit canopy that protects him from the elements. The flight is likely taking place to ensure there are no unexpected issues flying the plane if the canopy were to suddenly come off.
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Here’s the video. The missing canopy shot is at the 1:10 mark, but the