- Jan 14, 2020
That's only partially true. The most potent reason for crash is engine failure and USA engines are far ahead of Russian in reliability.This isn't what it seems. The reason for the sudden surge in crashes of the USA is because they have significantly increased their flight hours, possibly they are expecting a full-fledged war in either later this year or early next year with China.
One interesting thing, many aviation enthusiasts may already know it, compared to Russian equipment, American equipment, although are quite refined and high-tech, but lack ruggedness and reliability.
Their jets are a maintenance nightmare, and maintaining high serviceability rates requires a huge amount of manpower (which is absent in COVID times), hence they are suffering.
Russian jets, on the other hand, can be tossed into baking sun, snow, and dirt and will work just fine after a month.
Hmm, I wonder if that is the case.That's only partially true. The most potent reason for crash is engine failure and USA engines are far ahead of Russian in reliability.
Russian engines are so unreliable that Russia doesn't operate any single engine fighter jet while USA uses most of fleet of single engines f16 and now f35.
The only single engine jet on Russian engines are jf17 and j10 both because of lack of options for chi-pork and both are hanger queens with robust crash records and availability rates down the drain.
Fun fact, even though F-16 can hold it's own in air combat, USAF treats them as multirole "bombers", while twin-engined F-15s and F-22s (if available) are used for air superiority.Russian engines are so unreliable that Russia doesn't operate any single engine fighter jet while USA uses most of fleet of single engines f16 and now f35.
Was a different era . Everyone had shitty jets with shitty engines they all crashed.Russians did operate single-engine jets, where they think power is not an issue, for example, the Mig-23/27 series
If that is true why would they even need mig29/35 ??Russian doctrine of air to air combat emphasizes mainly upon short-range engagements and dogfights. Reason their air superiority fighters have twin-engines for greater power & T/W ratio, insane maneuverability, and excellent short-range adversary engagement options (R-73 + Sura-K HMS).
Examples - Mig-29/35, Su-27/30/35, Mig-25/31.
But the MIG 31 is a magnificent machine's.Was a different era . Everyone had shitty jets with shitty engines they all crashed.
If that is true why would they even need mig29/35 ??
Wouldn't su27/30/35 would be enough.
Fact is mig29/35 are their low expense light weight fighters. Mig29 has very short legs almost equal to lca mk1 ( now upg has given some room but twr is down ).
Also mig25 and mig31 are not built for dog fight but for high altitude surveillance and very fast interception.
Su30 series evolved with giant bars radar to be able to better engage in bvr domain as Russian realise dog fighting is only useful if you survive bvr. That is also why Russian use very heavy jammers .
Mig35 has same dimensions and more thrust than rafale and yet it falls short on both range and payload and not guaranteed to succeed in dog fight either .
Russian have been left behind in time . There engines need too much maintenance compared to Western once. Components need frequent change. And jets demand more overhaul compared to Western counterparts.
Mig29k needs way more work after each landing as compared to rafale m or f18 .
That is something a Pakistani would ask.............. Especially the fake number '12'. The number is '11' from 2009.Does anybody know locations of 12 Su30 crashes?
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