You know something? I'm just a humble military aviation enthusiast so I don't know diddly about stealth workings and avionics and super duper quantum powered hyper velocity whatever...but one thing I have noticed and do know is that there are too many people who doubt Russias abilities these days. Its as if these people are saying that Russia...the producers of the MiG-15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 29, 31 and the Su-17/22, 15, 24, 25, 27 and 30 don't know how to build a jet fighter! They know what they are doing, don't talk about them like they are children in this field.
Will Russia field the T-50? Yes, maybe by as late as 2020 and in "small numbers" but it will happen. By the way, incase no body has noticed...the much vaunted Raptor fielded by the rich and powerful US is in service a rather "small number"
Is the Pak-Fa a success? Who knows....not one person on this board
Is Pak-Fa a Raptor beater? I very much doubt it, but so what? Typhoon, Rafale, Gripen and the much loved "Pakistani" Thunder would stand as much of a chance if not less against Raptor
I often wonder, if Pak-Fa had been built by SAAB, BAE or Dassault (I won't bother with Chengu) then would it recieve as much critisism??? I doubt it.
I said it before and I'll say it again, the Russians aren't children. They know what they are doing. So please treat their technicians and designers with a little more respect