Which IAF fighter is the best ever, to go into combat?

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Which IAF fighter is best which has seen combat

Poll closed Apr 3, 2013.
  1. Dassault Ouragan

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  2. Dassault Mystere

    0 vote(s)
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  3. Hawker Hunter

    3.1%
  4. Folland Gnat

    37.5%
  5. HF-24 Marut

    3.1%
  6. MIG-21

    37.5%
  7. MIG-23

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  8. MIG-27

    0 vote(s)
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  9. Jaguar

    3.1%
  10. Mirage-2000

    9.4%
  11. Mig-29

    6.3%
  1. Jagdish

    Jagdish Regular Member

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    1. Dassault Ouragan

    2. Dassault mystere

    3. Hawker Hunter

    4.Gnat

    5.HF-24 Marut

    6.MIG-21

    7.MIG-23

    8.MIG-27

    9.Jaguar

    10.Mirage-2000

    11.MIG-29 Baaz
     
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  3. Jagdish

    Jagdish Regular Member

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    For me its Mig-21 & Gnat aka Saber slayer
     
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    utubekhiladi The Preacher Elite Member

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    MIG 21.......

    it kicks ass even today
     
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    utubekhiladi The Preacher Elite Member

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    Indian airforce IAF MIG 21 special - NDTV documentary - bought tears and joy in my eyes...




     
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  6. AVERAGE INDIAN

    AVERAGE INDIAN EXORCIST Senior Member

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    these are the active ones in IAF

    .MIG-21

    MIG-27

    Jaguar

    Mirage-2000

    MIG-29 Baaz

    rest of them are retired and i will go with mig 29
     
  7. Snuggy321

    Snuggy321 Regular Member

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    Where are the Sukhois? And the Mig 29s wont go in the near/mid term future.
     
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    AVERAGE INDIAN EXORCIST Senior Member

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    just refering to the poster who started the thread he knows where the Su 30s are :p still like the mig 29
     
  9. Jagdish

    Jagdish Regular Member

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    Which IAF fighter is the best ever , to go into Combat, means fighter which has seen combat in IAF colour . If ur refering to Su-30MKI then i think u have understood wrongly

    I missed Su-7 , Mig-29 has already seen combat in 1999 Kargil Ops safed sagar
     
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    p2prada Stars and Ambassadors Stars and Ambassadors

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    All of them.
     
  11. Kunal Biswas

    Kunal Biswas Member of the Year 2011 Moderator

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    Saber slayers :cool2:

    The Aircraft from which LCA was inspired..
     
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    shom Regular Member

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    MIG 21 any time ,,, here are the statistics:-


    India-Pakistan Conflicts: Confirmed MiG-21 Kills in Air-to-Air Combat
    Date Aircraft Scoring KillSquadron Pilot Victim
    4 September 1965[13 IAF MiG-21F-13 PAF F-86E
    4 December 1971[1][13] IAF MiG-21FL 28 Squadron (First Supersonics) Manbir Singh PAF Sabre Mk.6
    6 December 1971[13] IAF MiG-21FL S B Shah PAF F-6
    11 December 1971[13] IAF MiG-21FL IAF MiG-21FL (Fratricide)
    12 December 1971[1][13] IAF MiG-21FL 28 Squadron (First Supersonics) B B Soni PAF F-104A
    16 December 1971[1][13] IAF MiG-21FL 29 Squadron (Scorpios) S B Shah PAF F-6
    17 December 1971[1][13] IAF MiG-21FL 29 Squadron (Scorpios) N Kukreja PAF F-104A
    17 December 1971[1][13] IAF MiG-21FL 29 Squadron (Scorpios) I S Bindra PAF F-104A
    17 December 1971[13] IAF MiG-21FL 29 Squadron (Scorpios) A K Datta PAF F-104A
    17 December 1971[13] IAF MiG-21FL 29 Squadron (Scorpios) S B Shah PAF F-104A (Damaged)
    1997[13] IAF MiG-21bis PAF AV (Damaged)
    10 August 1999[1][13] IAF MiG-21bis 45 Squadron (Winged Swords) P K Bundela PAF Br.1150 Atlantic
    Data Courtesy:- Wikipidia
     
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    SilentKiller Regular Member

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    I agree, i too will go with Mig-21
     
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    Undoubtedly the Gnat.

    It went against a more advanced adversary and cleaned their clocks every time. It earned a name for itself in combat and its performance in the hands of Indian pilots became legendary.

    According to me, no other fighter has been as prolific in combat as the Gnat in IAF.
     
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  15. Jagdish

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    Gnat at its best

     
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    MIG-21 still rocks..
    More than 50years old but it still pack lot of punch :)
    This plane is legendary and no fancy Rafale or SU-30MKI will mark IAF history as MIG-21.
     
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    all of them in their own respected era and time....:thumb:
     
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    pmaitra Moderator Moderator

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    I agree with both.

    For me:
    1. MiG-21
    2. Gnat

    In that order.
     
  19. mikhail

    mikhail Senior Member Senior Member

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    if i have the chance to go into combat i will definitely choose the legendary Mig-29 "Fulcrum"!the pakis were sh*t scared of this fighter during Operation Safed Sagar and didn't have an answer to this wonderful combat aircraft(man their F-16A/B ran away as soon as they saw the Fulcrums in front of them:rofl:):cool2:
     
  20. angeldude13

    angeldude13 Lestat De Lioncourt Senior Member

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    no mig-25 is mentioned here :mad:
     
  21. Jagdish

    Jagdish Regular Member

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    Sorry missed out on Mig-25 & Su-7:sad:
     
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