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Old 02-19-2020, 10:58 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by zhukov032186 View Post
Biggest issue with it will be that fuselage. It's not a lifting body design like a lot of modern aircraft, so I expect even with the forward sweep she'll bleed energy rather quickly in comparison to other aircraft during high AoA and be more unstable.
High speed ain't everything in the turning fight.
But I wouldn't take MiG-23MLA against F-14 either.

But one of the major things that will definitely put MiG-23MLA in great disadvantage is the lack of HMS. It would have helped a lot of that aircraft if it could just have been fitted nicely to the cockpit (that they couldn't).
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