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Soviet Testing of F-5E after Fall of Saigon


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On 10/14/2021 at 2:03 PM, silverdevil said:

Good read. I will return the kindness with some more Tiger stuff.

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8 minutes ago, SorelRo said:

That's such a good read. And also it's interesting if you read about the US pilots flying to Mig-21 and saying how it can hold its own against maneuvering planes. 

 

https://www.key.aero/sites/keyaero/files/node_forum/2010/07/15/MAKING THE BEST OF MiG-21 w.pdf

Here, I think it might be interesting.

http://pogoarchives.org/labyrinth/09/08.pdf

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A combat pilot intimately familiar and combat experienced in F-5E, will comfortable take on and defeat a greenhorn in Mig-29SMT or SU-27.   An experienced combat pilot in Mig-29, will kill a USAF 2Lt. out of flight school and conversion training on F-22 or F-35, more times then he would loose.  A Marine or Navy WWII combat F-4U Corsair pilot in Korean thing, shot down a NorK or Chinese Mig-15. A guns kill by a radial prop from WWII, on 1st gen turbojet fighter.   A really rare, really talented Vietnamese Mig-21PF(?) 'Colonel Trang" or similar had kills on F-4s of USAF and almost killed Randy 'Duke' Cunningham and his WSO. They were outflown and outfought by this guy in his puny Mig-21 export (probably a Chinese clone of a Russian Mig-21 export), and they were in F-4B or C of the Navy and had Sparrows and Sidewinders, and could not get him, so they separated.  Then man in cockpit , often counts more then plane the cockpit is attached to. 

Israelis studied captured Syrian Mig-23. They thought that at high altitude and high speed, Mig-23 could have an energy advantage over then F-16A Block 10 of IAF. They were also impressed with radar integrated into HUD concept. Something Western Air Forces never quite got. Maybe they had too much on HUDs already.

Point is, you as pilot fight the aircraft you have, not the aircraft you wish you had.

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On 11/10/2021 at 6:32 AM, DmitriKozlowsky said:

A combat pilot intimately familiar and combat experienced in F-5E, will comfortable take on and defeat a greenhorn in Mig-29SMT or SU-27.   An experienced combat pilot in Mig-29, will kill a USAF 2Lt. out of flight school and conversion training on F-22 or F-35, more times then he would loose.  A Marine or Navy WWII combat F-4U Corsair pilot in Korean thing, shot down a NorK or Chinese Mig-15. A guns kill by a radial prop from WWII, on 1st gen turbojet fighter.   A really rare, really talented Vietnamese Mig-21PF(?) 'Colonel Trang" or similar had kills on F-4s of USAF and almost killed Randy 'Duke' Cunningham and his WSO. They were outflown and outfought by this guy in his puny Mig-21 export (probably a Chinese clone of a Russian Mig-21 export), and they were in F-4B or C of the Navy and had Sparrows and Sidewinders, and could not get him, so they separated.  Then man in cockpit , often counts more then plane the cockpit is attached to. 

Israelis studied captured Syrian Mig-23. They thought that at high altitude and high speed, Mig-23 could have an energy advantage over then F-16A Block 10 of IAF. They were also impressed with radar integrated into HUD concept. Something Western Air Forces never quite got. Maybe they had too much on HUDs already.

Point is, you as pilot fight the aircraft you have, not the aircraft you wish you had.

Doesn't matter what violin you play, it's all about the violinist, eh? 

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