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    Re: U.S. admiral raises alarm over Russian military threat

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    Very cool.

    The Bear is one of my favorite military aircraft.

    It has props, but is as fast as a jet and one of the loudest planes ever to go into production apparently.
    The Kiev aviation museum was great for checking out the ex Soviet stuff and given I'm ex RAF myself it was great being amongst the enemy machines from my era that we feared so much. Can you identify these Cold War warriors ?

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    Re: U.S. admiral raises alarm over Russian military threat

    Quote Originally Posted by flogger View Post
    The Kiev aviation museum was great for checking out the ex Soviet stuff and given I'm ex RAF myself it was great being amongst the enemy machines from my era that we feared so much. Can you identify these Cold War warriors ?

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    Only two of them...the first one I believe is the V/STOL Yak they used on Kiev-class ships, but I forget the number. 44? (Note...I looked it up after typing this. It was the Yak-38)

    The other two are a Backfire and a Foxbat.

    VERY COOL.

    The Foxbat is one of my other all-time favorite military aircraft. Apparently one was caught on radar flying over Israel in the 70's doing Mach 3.2...but when it got back to base, the motors were destroyed.
    I also read that the radar was crude but INCREDIBLY powerful. Some sho that they had to leave it off on the ground and when they did turn it in, it would kill small animals that got in it's way. Not sure if was true or not.
    I loved the Soviet way for their military equipment...logic, innovation and brute force to make up for technological deficiencies.
    It didn't make up for it entirely, but it sure produced some neat weapons systems.
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    Re: U.S. admiral raises alarm over Russian military threat

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    Only two of them...the first one I believe is the V/STOL Yak they used on Kiev-class ships, but I forget the number. 44? (Note...I looked it up after typing this. It was the Yak-38)
    Its NATO Code name was Forger and it turned out to be pretty useless with hopeless payload carrying abilities. It was just for showing the flag on the Kiev class vessels really

    The other two are a Backfire
    Thats the underpowered Backfire A version with the Phantom style inlets

    and a Foxbat.
    This was the photo recce version and was extremely fast. Redlined at M 2.85

    VERY COOL.
    If you think thats cool what am I now sitting in ?

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    Re: U.S. admiral raises alarm over Russian military threat

    Quote Originally Posted by flogger View Post
    Its NATO Code name was Forger and it turned out to be pretty useless with hopeless payload carrying abilities. It was just for showing the flag on the Kiev class vessels really



    Thats the underpowered Backfire A version with the Phantom style inlets



    This was the photo recce version and was extremely fast. Redlined at M 2.85



    If you think thats cool what am I now sitting in ?

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    Hmmm...you got me.

    A Mig 23-27?

    I can tell it's Soviet design from the turquoise interior...I read they all are painted that color.

    It's so cool you got to sit in it...whatever it is.

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    Re: U.S. admiral raises alarm over Russian military threat

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    Hmmm...you got me.

    A Mig 23-27?

    I can tell it's Soviet design from the turquoise interior...I read they all are painted that color.

    It's so cool you got to sit in it...whatever it is.
    Its a Mig 23S FLOGGER the 27 had plain inlets. I used to use this photo as my avatar. This was taken at the Red Army Museum in Moscow back in 2009. They used to paint the interiors turquoise because it was thought this colour had mentally soothing properties in the high workload analogue cockpits of Russian aircraft back in the day

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    Re: U.S. admiral raises alarm over Russian military threat

    Quote Originally Posted by flogger View Post
    Its a Mig 23S FLOGGER the 27 had plain inlets. I used to use this photo as my avatar. This was taken at the Red Army Museum in Moscow back in 2009. They used to paint the interiors turquoise because it was thought this colour had mentally soothing properties in the high workload analogue cockpits of Russian aircraft back in the day
    Have you been to the Central Air Force Museum at Monino?

    I never have, but that is the museum I want to visit more then any other in the world.

    I already went to the SAC museum in Omaha...that was really cool too.

    For the record, my five fav military post WW2 aircraft (in no order):

    - Bear
    - Foxbat
    - XB-70
    - Hustler (probably my no.1)
    - Blackbird

    Honorable mention goes to the X-15...though I realize it carried no weapons and was strictly for testing/space flight.
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    Re: U.S. admiral raises alarm over Russian military threat

    You might enjoy these. A Soviet aviation graveyard outside the city of Zaporozhye, Ukraine.







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    Re: U.S. admiral raises alarm over Russian military threat

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    And they're you go again. When did I tell you that everything Russia and China does is a result of US policy, hmm? Look at this again. And study it until you understand it.
    Condescending comment. Everything you post suggests you blame the US first in spite of your denial here.

    China challenges US economic war against Russia

    China challenges US economic war against Russia - World Socialist Web Site

    Directly challenging the NATO powersí policy of cutting off credit to Russia to undermine the ruble and bankrupt the Russian economy, China is pledging to extend financial aid to Moscow.

    How US Policy Unites Iran and China
    November 1, 2014

    https://consortiumnews.com/2014/11/0...ran-and-china/

    Do you understand? If you like this trend, then keep on defending USFP!
    Where exactly have I defended current US FP? I haven't. That's your straw man.



    China, Iran, and Russia never bought into the geopolitical settlement that followed the Cold War, and they are making increasingly forceful attempts to overturn it. That process will not be peaceful, and whether or not the revisionists succeed, their efforts have already shaken the balance of power and changed the dynamics of international politics.

    Walter Russell Mead | Geopolitics are Back in, China, Iran, Russia, and the United States | Foreign Affairs
    IOW, there was no settlement. This is hardly news.

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    Re: U.S. admiral raises alarm over Russian military threat

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    Amazing...look at them all.

    Even Mig 25's - once the darling of the Soviet Union and the scourge of the West - sitting in a field.

    Thanks for posting these.

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