Is MiG-21 better than F-16?
Obviously, the F-16 has much more advanced characteristics, including a combat radius of 547 km, compared to 370 km of MiG-21. However, Khodarenok explained that the MiG-21-93 ‘Bison’ used by the Indian Air Force is “a largely modernized version of the aircraft.”
Is MiG-29 better than F-15?
The MiG-29’s twin RD-33 turbofan engines gave it excellent acceleration and a top speed of Mach 2.25—faster than the F-16 but a bit behind the larger F-15.
Which is better MiG-29 or su35?
Despite some issues with engine reliability, the MiG-29 with its 27-ton max weight apparently works better in high altitudes than heavier fighter jets like Su-30s. The MiG-29’s outstanding performance in harsh conditions, compared to the bulkier Sukhoi jets is no secret now.
Did MiG-21 shot down F-16?
During the intense air battle, Group Captain Abhinandan Varthaman [Wing Commander at the time] who was piloting a MiG-21 Bison found himself in a dog fight with a PAF F-16. India claimed the IAF pilot had shot down the Pakistani jet, while PAF and some quarters of the international media disputed this.
Why Indian MIGS are flying coffins?
In the last few decades, the image of MiG-21 fighter jets has received a lot of shock due to its accidents and the casualties of pilots. This is the reason why it is being called “Flying Coffin”, ie a coffin floating in the air.
How does the MiG-29 compare to the F-16?
Below 200 knots, the MiG-29 has incredible nose-pointing capability down to below 100 knots. The F-16, however, enjoys an advantage in the 200 knot-plus regime. At higher speeds, we can power above them to go to the vertical.
Which is better MiG-29 or Su-27?
The MiG-29 is more maneuverable, the reason why the performance of MiG-29 and Su-27s at airshow is always very impressive – especially the versions with thrust vectoring (TVC), eg the Sukhoi Su-37 and the Mikoyan MiG-35 (MiG-29 OVT). It is always hard to clearly point which jet is better, or assess the quality of the aircraft.
Why does the MiG-29 Fulcrum have two engines?
Those differences are visible in the construction of both machines. The MiG-29 Fulcrum has two engines (Klimov RD-33 afterburning turbofans) – officially for better aerodynamics, in fact for more power and safety reasons.
What is the most impressive aspect of the F-16 Fulcrum?
As told by Capt. Mike McCoy one of the 510th FS F-16 pilots that flew against JG 73 MiG-29s, the most impressive aspect of the Fulcrum’s performance for the American pilots was its low-speed maneuverability combined with its helmet mounted sight system.