Today, our news in pictures features Russia’s new fighter plane which has backward wings. According to the manufacturer, since it is a war plane, the backward wings give the plane better stability at slower speeds and enhanced takeoff and landing performance. See the photos below.
Given the fact that the gross domestic product (GDP) in Russia is not very high, one wonders why Russia prefers spending billions of dollars in developing advanced fighting jets instead of increasing the standard of living for it’s citizens.
Other superpowers may also want to develop a similar, well improved fighting plane in future, which means the battle for superiority continues.