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PostPosted: 21 Jul 2021, 19:32 
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Wrapped under a tarpaulin at MAKS-2021, the jet's manufacturer Rostec ran an advert saying 'Wanna see me naked?'

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Seen on Twitter

Also bizarrely in one of the adverts, what is said to be the jet's sights, a graphic resembling a Royal Navy Type 45 destroyer, yes the type that sailed past the Crimea, is shown with the words 'See You'.

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Propaganda for the proletariat. :roll: :D

Only in mock-up form, maiden flight possibly in 2023 and production in 2026.

References are all over Google. Here's some:-
https://theaviationist.com/2021/07/23/c ... st-claims/
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... ng-II.html
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/15647319/ ... swipe-hms/
https://www.foxnews.com/world/russia-un ... t-air-show

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There was / is a lot of talk on main and social media as regards whether the object shown at this unveiling is a mock up or a prototype of the planned 'Checkmate' aircraft. Of course everything becomes clearer as time passes and once the razzle-dazzle of flashing lights and fancy suits have gone, we can see the emperor has no clothes on.

As the manufacturer Rostech says 'Wanna see me naked' ... :)

The image shows the underside of the 'Checkmate' - a mock up. Rivets, hammer blows, misalignment ... first flight by 2023? Really?

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