Friday, December 13, 2019

Is this a MIG?


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    1. Yep. I don't know if it's any good, but it sure looks mean........

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  3. Sukhoi somthin or other ground attack

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    1. SU-25 ground attack
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sukhoi_Su-25

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  4. Yes, MiG-27, the ground attack variant of the MiG-23 fighter. Neither were very good planes. QA was a big problem, as always with the Soviets. They could go real fast in a straight line, though. US-built fighters have been used to shoot a lot of them for no losses.

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  5. MiG-23B

    See here: (some great photos) https://www.voxpopuli.kz/kz/main/862-elymyzdyng-zhauyngerlyk-ushaqtary.html

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  6. Gromit & Larry are correct, 27 Flogger.

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  7. Definitely the ground attack variant of the MiG-23/27. The nose is sharply sloped, with no air-intercept radar, giving the pilot better air-to-ground visibility.

    All MiG-23/27's have a ventral stabilizer that folds up before landing. (That's part of the post-take-off and pre-landing checklists, so it is an identifier for this type of aircraft.)

    Don't ask me how I know this. ;-)

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