Fighter vertical take off. The aircraft of the future or a well-forgotten past?

The Yak-41 (foreground) and the Yak-38 on the deck of the aircraft carrier “Tbilisi”. Illustration 1989

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One of the most dramatic statements made in the fields of military-technical forum “Army-2018”, — the message of Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov that on behalf of the Supreme commander in Russia, developed a prototype of a new vertical takeoff aircraft. Work on this project is included in the state armament programme until 2027.