The safety of Russian fighter jets are in very great doubt, including Su-57

MOSCOW, (BM) – The safety of flights of Russian combat aircraft and helicopters, and their effectiveness in combat, are in very great doubt, learned

The reason for this is the fact that during the flight, fasteners can fall off, which in turn can lead to both the failure of fighter and helicopter systems and the loss of entire fuselage elements.

“Four out of five keys that are used in aviation regiments lie up to 30 percent wrong“, an officer of the metrology department of the Russian Armed Forces told Mil.Press Military.

According to him, the design of the limit keys implies the presence of an internal spring inside, which needs to be relaxed.

“If this is not done, then it is in constant tension after the first measurement. And gradually the spring weakens, which greatly affects the readings. With such a tool, it is impossible to measure the force when tightening the bolted joints,” said the metrologist. The specialist noted that “no one can be sure in such a situation that the rotor nut of the rotor of the helicopter or the bolts that hold the nose fairing of the fighter are tightened with the necessary effort”, reports

Considering the fact that a specialized tool is not being acquired, the situation is more than critical, while experts do not exclude that the latest Russian fifth-generation Su-57 fighter could have crashed for the same reason.

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