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The Jet that Shocked the West
« on: December 05, 2013, 11:58:53 PM »

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Re: The Jet that Shocked the West
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2013, 02:21:44 PM »
MIG is quite a jet.


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Re: The Jet that Shocked the West
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2013, 03:32:40 PM »
MIG is quite a jet.

Yep...flying tanks actually.  The biggest problem the Russians had was coming up with a material for their turbine engine blades that didn't erode.  Many if not most of the old Soviet aircraft had significant downgrades in performance because of deteriorated blades.  But put a decent turbine in one of those old airframes and you've got a fun flying personal jet on your hands.

Oh yeah....the Soviets were not known for the success or survivability of their "ejection seats" either.......


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Re: The Jet that Shocked the West
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2013, 04:00:58 PM »
Yep...flying tanks actually.  The biggest problem the Russians had was coming up with a material for their turbine engine blades that didn't erode.  Many if not most of the old Soviet aircraft had significant downgrades in performance because of deteriorated blades.  But put a decent turbine in one of those old airframes and you've got a fun flying personal jet on your hands.

Oh yeah....the Soviets were not known for the success or survivability of their "ejection seats" either.......
Even the newer soviet jets are wicked.



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