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Why is the front section of the Su-30 not aligned with the longitudinal axis of the body?

This is not necessarily the best way to look at this airframe; it is better observed in a 3-view to understand this. Viewed from the side and top, the main fuselage does not curve down but blends ...
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Why is the front section of the Su-30 not aligned with the longitudinal axis of the body?

We are students of aerospace engineering at the University of Stuttgart. We don’t know if we understood you fully, but it seems that you mean the Su 30 nose, which is pointed downwards a little bit. ...
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Why do Russian Su-30SM fighters have white nose radomes?

In short White radomes are common in many applications, this is the logical choice, a white material reflects sun radiations which otherwise introduce electronic noise in the antenna. Black radomes, ...
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Why is the front section of the Su-30 not aligned with the longitudinal axis of the body?

Its for energy-maneuverability reasons. Like everything else in engineering its a trade off. 1st important fact to understand is this: In airliners, and most previous gen combat aircraft, designs are (...
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Why is the front section of the Su-30 not aligned with the longitudinal axis of the body?

Just a guess: the SU-30 (unlike the F-18) is a two-seat cockpit. It derives from a "combat trainer", where the rear seat too presumably needs to see out the front of the aircraft (so the rear seat is ...
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Why is the nose cone of Russian fighters pointing slightly down?

The nose cone position depends upon the mission profile of the aircraft. Su-30 is a multirole fighter for all-weather, air-to-air and air-to-surface deep interdiction missions, since its air-surface ...
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What improvement was made in Su-35 over Su-30?

The Su-30 is an modifications of the SU-27UB The Su-35 is an Su-27 shaped aircraft with many new parts from the Su-34 (T-10BM) in detail Radar N035 Irbis-E PESA Rear-looking self-defense radar new fly-...
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What types of aircraft can TS-1 fuel be used for?

TS-1 can be used in any subsonic turbine-powered aircraft. Note that the second of your questions has already been asked: Can TS-1 fuel be used in an aircraft that takes Jet A? I'll add a brief note - ...
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Why is the front section of the Su-30 not aligned with the longitudinal axis of the body?

It's so the guy in the back seat can see out the window without looking into the back of the head of the guy in the front seat.
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