- Nov 23, 2017
Is it a reality or your personal assumption?
The oldest Tejas in service is just 3-4 years years old while the latest Mig-21 IAF received was produced probably 20 years ago. How can you compare these 2?
Or Tejas is a brand new plane with less than 40 total and Mig-21 is a plane nearing lifecycle end with >300 all-time in service...
Nope that's a massive misconception... We operated for 2&½ decades 147 of HAL Hf-24 Maroots, through a war where it saw saw a lot of forward action, soaked ground fire & even got A2A kills.I think we should accept that military aircraft have a higher rate of crashes.
Do you know how many were lost to mishaps during their whole service life?
Our oldest Tejas are LSP-1/2/3/4/5, PV-5 & NP-1. All more than a decade old & saw more torture than any of IAF jets.
While your Mig-21s started crashing right from their induction year of 1963 (LINK), earning it "flying coffin" name for killing rookie pilots by '70s. Mig-29 are on their way to become our new crash-king... bought 80, 62 left while UPG upgradation.
I can't prove it yet, but I can bet you. NO. TEJAS. WILL. BE. LOST. TO. HUMAN. ERROR. EVER.