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May 13, 2019, 05:25 AM
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May 13, 2019, 05:41 AM
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Some pics of the Su-X evolution can be found here:
May 13, 2019, 07:44 AM
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My goodness!!
Sep 17, 2019, 05:21 PM
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Well, here goes a present for the thread...

Watch the Su-47 from up-close like you have never been able to before!

MAKS 2019 ✈️ Legendary Su-47 in Public Display for the 1st Time! - HD 50fps (6 min 8 sec)
Sep 17, 2019, 06:49 PM
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I think you might be right! Great video!

Lots pf paint flaked off areas..... some seemed they could have been 'stood' on but many would NOT have for sure, thus must be 'burnt off' by super high speed (LO)L.... or poor paint prep...
Sep 17, 2019, 07:56 PM
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Notice that the underside of the right wing and taileron are grey.
I think they might have used it to test different types of coatings?
Sep 17, 2019, 08:56 PM
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I guess that is the same grey as under the flaked black paint.
So it was probably another color before (grey based) or that is the undercoat/primer.
And then those larger grey areas just were never painted black, for some reason. Spares put on? Re-skinned... only undercoated....
Russians are not overly 'airshow proud' for most of their jets, LOL.
Though ones FOR airshows are usually done well. All other 'in service' are left as they are, if they continue to work. No USAF 'polishing' etc. hehe
Sep 17, 2019, 10:29 PM
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I didn't think that was the primer underneath but it would actually make sense if they are working to clean the old livery now that it's damaged all over if they are going to keep flying it. That would be good news!

Pure speculation though.

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