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Subject: The Russian MiG-29
Nuker    4/27/2003 11:34:10 AM
The Russian MiG-29 are one of the best production made aircraft in the world.It is belived that the MiG-29 can out run and destory one or more US F-15.Even Tho the MiG is old and out of date it still one of the best planes ever made by the Russian Airforce.......(if anybody has links to any russian aircraft please tell me)
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Kalashnikov    RE:The Russian MiG-29   4/27/2003 11:46:04 AM
While the performance of the MiG-29 is quite good, it isen't out of date yet. It still operates with more than a dozen nations and several thousand have and are continuing to be made. The only inferiority it really has to the F-15 is weapon payload (The F-15 carries about 10,000lbs more ordinance than a MiG-29). As for links, try some of these.
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CCCP    RE:The Russian MiG-29   4/27/2003 1:00:26 PM
MiG-29 is not attack fighter, it's rather air-defense fighter. And if we're talking about air-defense purposes, then MiG-31 KICKS ASS. One MiG-31 can track an area about 800 km long and fire at ~12 targets at a time.
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CCCP    Here comes my link about MiG-31/-29.    4/27/2003 1:11:44 PM
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Kalashnikov    RE:The Russian MiG-29   4/27/2003 3:12:22 PM
MiG-31 represents a great improvement upon the world's fastest fighter (MiG-25 Foxbat, Mach 3.1 I think. Biggest drawback though, it didn't have a cannon. Or the best AAMs available. Equip one of those with an R-77 Adder and you've got yourself one badass plane). I've always had great respect for Russian aircraft. Do they still need to be led by a ground controller though, or have they fixed that?
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CCCP    RE:The Russian MiG-29   4/27/2003 3:38:55 PM
>>>>Do they still need to be led by a ground controller though, or have they fixed that? Didn't get it, can you be more presice?
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Kalashnikov    RE:The Russian MiG-29   4/27/2003 4:43:06 PM
Most Russian/Soviet planes were dependant on a grouind controller for directions, whereas American aircraft were able to communicate with the other aircraft and coordinate themselves. The only Russian craft I've heard of able to do this is the MiG-31 (Can operate in groups of 5 planes). I'm not sure whether this is a trait of the older Russian planes or if the newer models have this fixed.
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CCCP    RE:The Russian MiG-29   4/27/2003 9:18:47 PM
I think it's just bull - what you're talking, kalash. I'm sorry, but everything that can fly, float, etc can be oriented from satellites. It's XXI century.
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capitalist72    RE:The Russian MiG-29   4/27/2003 9:34:37 PM
CCCP: does Russia export the Mig 31, and if so, do you know which other countries are have it active in their airforces?
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CCCP    RE:The Russian MiG-29   4/27/2003 10:49:38 PM
It's the same as to export Tu-160s. pretty stupid, ey.
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Kalashnikov    RE:The Russian MiG-29   4/28/2003 12:11:36 PM
No need for unwarranted hostility, CCCP. What I'm trying to say is that most Russian aircraft (With the exception of the Berkut, 1.44 and Foxhound, as far as I know) has been restricted to being led by a ground controller. I was wondering if newer Russian models have overcome and fixed this restriction. Also, to capitalist72, I don't think the Foxhound is exported, but it's close cousin (MiG-25 Foxbat) is exported to the following nations: Algeria Azerbaijan Belarus Bulgaria Commonwealth of Independant States Iraq Syria Ukraine
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