Modern russian fighters for sure can have even better subsonic ITR, but are very bad energy savers…
Francesco Ganzetti
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Hi Francisco. Thanks for your answer. It is always nice to see another enthusiasist of fighter designs :D

Current best aerodynamic Russian design would be Su-35 and Mig-35 series, itself not having canards should pretty much be free from the penalties of trioplane approach.

In fact in T-50 (PAK-FA) they are using “moving vortex generators” instead of canards that pretty much has positives of canards but not the negatives (drag etc.)

Also as far as I know Su-27 had negative stability (in fact it had the first operational Russian fly-by-wire system) and from Mig-29M onward Fulcrums series also had negative stability and fly by wire (they displaced the engines to the back a bit which sifted center of gravity quite away from lift center, making it unstable)

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