Meet The MiG 1.44: Russia's First Attempt At A 5th Generation Stealth Fighter
The National Interest -

Mark Episkopos


The Su-57 became the second.

This is the story of the ill-fated MiG 1.44.

In 1979, Soviet high command determined that a new generation of fighter aircraft was needed to ensure the competitiveness of the Soviet Air Force (VVS) into the 1990’s and beyond. The timing could not have been more apt; it was only several years later that the US air force began researching and developing what would become the highly capable F-22 fighter.

The project, which became known as MFI...

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