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Old 09-10-2020, 06:01 PM   #1
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Default Fighter flight controls

Hello everyone,

I have 2 questions for the knowledgeable people on this forums.

1. What was the last fighter aircraft to be designed with pure mechanical flight controls (rods/pulley etc) ?

2. Same question but with hydraulic help involved to move the control surfaces ?

Let's take the year of first flight to sort them out.

If you have any source to back up your answer, that'd be greatly appreciated !

Thank you all
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Old 09-10-2020, 07:59 PM   #2
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Probably the Gloster Meteor (?) and the good old 262 where the last fighters purely without powered controls. Even the T-33 was equipped with a simple hydraulic system. And until today the (almost) incompressibility of fluids moves the controls of any larger aircraft.
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Old 09-11-2020, 06:13 AM   #3
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Experience it with added transonic effect by flying MiG-15
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