Soviet groundwork: Russia successfully upgrades MiG-31 and Tu-22


In Russia, Soviet-made combat aircraft are being upgraded, including the famous MiG-31. Designs developed in the Soviet Union remain relevant at the present time, requiring only a certain adjustment.


The famous MiG-31 was developed half a century ago. Work on its design began in 1968, and in 1975 he made his first flight. Since 1981, the double supersonic high-altitude all-weather long-range fighter-interceptor, nicknamed NATO the "Fox Hound", has been in service with the USSR Air Force and then the Russian Aerospace Forces. The MiG-31 is a reliable machine, which is why it is still in operation.

Currently, the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation has begun the planned modernization of MiG-31 aircraft, which are in service with the Russian Aerospace Forces. In the process of modernization, all systems, aggregates, electrical mains, avionics, navigation and aiming equipment are completely changed. The task is to improve the Soviet aircraft, turning it into a machine that meets the needs of the present.

The Russian military emphasizes that the effectiveness of the MiG-31BM / BSM is more than double that of the old MiG-31. This result was achieved, first of all, by installing the latest avionics and electronic equipment, as well as by re-equipping the aircraft. In particular, GLONASS receivers, digital anti-interference data transmission equipment, and a landing support system are installed on modernized aircraft. Upgraded aircraft can land on civilian airfields.


The United Aircraft Corporation expects to upgrade the entire MiG-2023 fleet, which is in service with the Russian Air Force, by 31. By the way, the MiG-31 managed to show themselves in Syria, where they were used to protect the Khmeimim air base and as air control aircraft. Experts very highly appreciate the aircraft, which still has almost no foreign counterparts. It is no accident that in Soviet times only experienced pilots were allowed to fly the MiG-31, usually with a rank not lower than the captain.

The successful modernization of the MiG-31 shows that excellent military equipment was created in the Soviet Union, which, after decades, does not lose its relevance. Recently introduced the latest high precision aviation The “Dagger” missile system will be installed specifically on MiG-31K aircraft, which will raise the aircraft to the level of a multi-functional fighter capable of hitting both air, ground and surface targets.


It is no coincidence that the American Military Watch magazine considered the MiG-31 a serious threat to U.S. Navy aircraft carrier formations. American experts call the fighter an ideal means for delivering air strikes far from Russian borders. After all, if you add the fighter’s flight range and the “Dagger” missile range, it will turn out that the upgraded MiG-31 will be able to hit enemy targets at a distance of 3,5 thousand km from the take-off location.


By the way, the MiG-31 is not the only Soviet-made aircraft that has been modernized in the Russian Federation in recent years. So, the Tu-22M3M aircraft is the same Tu-22 in design, but with completely replaced systems and equipment. As on the MiG-31, the Tu-22M3M used the Soviet backlog, additionally installed a new system of avionics, rearranged the bomber, adding anti-ship missiles X-32.

In the USA, the Tu-22M3M is called the “killer of aircraft carriers” - as we see, for American analysts, the safety of aircraft carrier formations of the US Navy is indeed a sore subject. But the Tu-22M3M received this nickname very well-deserved, given the flight speed and the power of the warhead.

The successful modernization of Soviet aircraft attracts close attention and overseas. Thus, the American magazine The National Interest highly appreciates the entire Russian strategy for improving old Soviet aircraft, which, thanks to the latest equipment and weapons, turn into a modern deadly weapon.
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  1. 1959ain 6 February 2020 13: 38 New
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    Junk is junk
    1. Ravil_Asnafovich 6 February 2020 13: 48 New
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      Junk is junk, do you think steam flies ???
      1. 1959ain 6 February 2020 13: 53 New
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        Quote: Ravil_Asnafovich
        steam traction flies ???

        Moreover, there is steam draft, here are the Chinese, if their virus does not undermine, they will soon make a candy from our instant -21, stuff it with modern electronics and push it to the world.
        1. Ros 56 6 February 2020 16: 04 New
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          And who will make the MiG-21? Do not write about what neither the ear nor the snout. hi
          1. 1959ain 6 February 2020 16: 36 New
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            Quote: Ros 56
            And who will make the MiG-21? Do not write about what neither the ear nor the snout
            Just for a moment -21 they put 2 air intakes, freeing their nose for the radar, they have a license for the engine.
            The fourth-generation JF-17M fighters equipped with the latest weapons purchased from Myanmar from Pakistan are better than the Russian MiG-29 and Chinese A-5 (an export version of the licensed copy of the MiG-19 created in China), suitable for anti-ship defense, the Singaporean military writes on Twitter expert Colleen Koch.
            They even brought out our equipment and riveted it onto just different JFs, but also our corncrackers, and we forgot how to even create engines for propeller-driven airplanes. Ruslans and Mriy, the entire AN line, and the helicopter and rocket engines on which the Caliber flew, will soon be taken out from Ukraine. And about the fact that they lured a good hundred, Russian, Ukrainian, scientists, engineers, pilots, even civil aviation, I am silent. One hope for Virus
            1. God save the king 6 February 2020 17: 25 New
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              Have you ever seen 21?
              Of these things in common ... nothing.
              1. 1959ain 6 February 2020 17: 55 New
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                Quote: God save the King
                Of these things in common ... nothing.

                ENGINE JF-17 is assembled in Pakistan with technological support from China. The development of the aircraft, which first flew in 2003, took about ten years. The machine receives Russian (RD-93) or similar Chinese (WS-13) engines. The cost of one JF-17 version of Block 3 exceeds $ 30 million. Https: //lenta.ru/news/2018/12/24/f17mvsmig29/
                1. God save the king 6 February 2020 19: 56 New
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                  JF-17
                  The engine and the plane are not the same thing. With the same success they could say that he is a copy of the moment29 ... well, well, this engine is there too.
                  1. 1959ain 6 February 2020 20: 04 New
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                    Quote: God save the King
                    copy mig29 ... well, this engine is there too

                    Mig29 2 engines, and then a cheap alternative to the F-16 appeared, and if there is a FAR radar, then the MIG-35 will be in one place
                    1. God save the king 6 February 2020 20: 05 New
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                      This is all clear, but is the reception here an instant21?
                      1. 1959ain 6 February 2020 20: 18 New
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                        Quote: God save the King
                        This is all clear, but is the reception here an instant21?

                        The Chinese have developed their celestial chariots, based on the Mig21 license, and engines can be tolerated based on the Mig21 license, FC-1 was developed by the Chinese company CAC (Chengdu Aircraft Corporation) with financial support from Pakistan in the late 1990s and early 2000s based on a descendant of the Soviet MiG-21 produced in China. JF-17 is equipped with an RD-93 engine manufactured by the Russian Klimov OJSC. In 2014, it was decided to export 5-7 fighters, negotiations are underway with Sri Lanka, Kuwait, Qatar and other friendly countries [10] .JF-17 Block 3 - 2019 sample with AFL KLJ-7A and wide-angle holographic display. Maximum allowable speed: M = 1,8. Suspension points: 7 Reflective surface like MiG-21, speed greater than F-35. During the Border conflict between India and Pakistan in February 2019, on February 27, 2019, an air battle took place between the Indian Air Force and the Pakistan Air Force. Eight fighters took part in the air battle from the Indian Air Force, including four Su-30MKIs and two MiG-21UPG “Spear” (MiG-21-93), from the Pakistan Air Force - 24 aircraft, including eight F-16 . As a result of the air battle, the MiG-21 shot down one F-16. F-16 aircraft crashed into parts of Pakistan-controlled territory of Jammu and Kashmir. The pilot himself on the MiG-21 in an air battle was shot down by a Pakistani JF-17 fighter, catapulted and captured. Captured Indian military pilot Abhinandan Warthaman was handed over by Pakistan to official representatives of India on March 1, 2019. And he went into battle And Shot down His PAPU, Our improved MIG-21 for India. The cost of one JF-17 version of Block 3 exceeds $ 30 million. And what about our MIG-35?
                      2. God save the king 6 February 2020 20: 36 New
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                        If it was originally developed as a modernization of mig21, then in reality a completely arched aircraft came out with a new layout, new planes, a new glider, a new airborne. Even the chassis, and that is completely different.
                        A similar modernization of the Chinese allowed the miniaturization of electronics and weapons i.e. Russia could not go the same way, while the combat qualities of a machine with such a low thrust ratio did not exceed the capabilities of many training and transport aircraft. Mig29k costs $ 40 million, while the car is a completely different class.
                      3. 1959ain 6 February 2020 20: 40 New
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                        Quote: God save the King
                        while the car is a completely different class.

                        But our MIG-21s are being shot down, and our MIG-21s shot down one F-16 in battle. So JF-17, maybe even more so fill up F-16, MIG-29, it seems I have never shot down F-16.
                      4. God save the king 6 February 2020 20: 50 New
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                        He did not bring down anyone, the Indians came up with this tale to at least somehow save face.
                        A lot of time has passed, and there is no evidence, even indirect, BEFORE.
                      5. 1959ain 6 February 2020 20: 52 New
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                        Quote: God save the King
                        He did not bring down anyone, the Indians came up with this tale to at least somehow save face.
                        Passed by

                        But the Pakistan JF-17 shot down, and our MIG-21.
                      6. God save the king 6 February 2020 20: 56 New
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                        The Indian MiG21 was shot down by a missile aim120, the American ammunition delivered to Pakistan complete with f16.
                      7. 1959ain 6 February 2020 21: 09 New
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                        Quote: God save the King
                        The Indian MiG21 was shot down by a missile aim120, the American ammunition delivered to Pakistan complete with f16.

                        https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chengdu_FC-1_Xiaolong Вот здесь утверждают что МиГ-21 в воздушном бою был сбит пакистанским истребителем JF-17
                      8. God save the king 6 February 2020 21: 47 New
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                        Here they say
                        I propose to leave these fakes on the conscience of those who consider it normal to fill the encyclopedia with frank nonsense from TsarGrad.
  • Ros 56 6 February 2020 18: 56 New
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    Flag them and you in the arms and forth and with the song. There is no desire to convince and convince. But in the end I will say the MiG-21 is made of duralumin, and the MiG-31 is made of titanium, the question is, why would this be?
  • Rey_ka 6 February 2020 14: 49 New
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    I have a Samsung flagship washing machine that has worked out exactly the warranty period for exactly 3 years a day. and the processor crashed out so that it was easier to replace it; a new one had to be installed again, which had been drumming for 10 years. With people, we also have a calculator from God, he already has more than 60 young people to replace him with
    1. neri73-r 6 February 2020 14: 59 New
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      Upgraded aircraft can land on civilian airfields.

      So can or were they allowed? What used to bother them? Or installed additional equipment at which landing at a civilian airfield is allowed?
    2. dirk182 6 February 2020 15: 30 New
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      I agree, I also have an old model already without dancing with a tambourine 11 years of plowing
  • bandabas 6 February 2020 18: 52 New
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    Yes, it’s better that “junk” than your lyso-obscure “Dimonophones” and “Emobili.” Did you, dearly see the Mig-31 in kind? Then sit and do not buzz. negative
  • loki565 7 February 2020 03: 44 New
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    What's the problem??? F16 of the same years as the MiG31 but this does not prevent it from being upgraded and sold worldwide)))
  • Sergey39 6 February 2020 13: 38 New
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    There is nothing surprising in this. Since then, nothing has changed dramatically in science. In all directions, only the development of the previously discovered was going on. Same thing with airplanes. No breakthrough discoveries have occurred. Why reinvent the wheel?
    1. L-39NG 6 February 2020 14: 06 New
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      Brost, or don’t believe the New Soviet proven statements about the "New Physical Principles"? You are probably a "foreign agent." “Present” and “walk through”.
      1. Sergey39 6 February 2020 14: 37 New
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        Broste

        Sarcasm in this case is inappropriate. The "new physical principles" will still show themselves. This is only a development. Of course, it was not necessary to say so pathetically about it, and indeed to say ahead of time, but there were apparently reasons for that.
        1. L-39NG 6 February 2020 15: 01 New
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          What pathos, such sarcasm. Sarcasm is good for development; pathos is good for digging graves.
          1. L-39NG 6 February 2020 15: 10 New
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            "In this case," what are you talking about? What "this case" is about? And without the “given” case it’s clear - trepidation, a lie, stupefying citizens. I wanted a quote from the movie, but it’s better to immediately translate ““ love the Lord and your boss, otherwise you’ll go to hell. ”How is it with Zhirinovsky? ... Slaves? ... Serfs?
  • rocket757 6 February 2020 13: 44 New
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    Not surpassed, having no analogues ... we do not discuss the reasons for this, it already was.
    And so, in fact, EVERYTHING will upgrade old equipment that can successfully complete assigned tasks.
    1. kepmor 6 February 2020 13: 52 New
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      and it’s right that they are modernizing the “Soviet legacy”, since they cannot create anything new yet ...
      By the way, somehow it does not fit with the well-known statement of one very famous figure of our time that the USSR did not really produce anything except galoshes ...
      1. rocket757 6 February 2020 14: 01 New
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        The USSR allowed itself to make very advanced, expensive, unparalleled in the world galoshes.
        By the way, just galoshes, the thing is very practical and convenient!
        1. kepmor 6 February 2020 14: 10 New
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          for a garden, a thing is just perfect ...
          1. rocket757 6 February 2020 14: 15 New
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            Quote: kepmor
            for a garden, a thing is just perfect ...

            The only flaw was, in some models and now found, THIN SOLE! More than once he stepped on a sharp poke, br-rr, it hurts.
        2. TermNachTer 6 February 2020 19: 32 New
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          Yes, the ancestors knew how to do. But there is little hope that the younger generation "will not let us down."
          1. rocket757 6 February 2020 20: 00 New
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            The boom is hoping that descendants do not receive.
            1. TermNachTer 6 February 2020 20: 23 New
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              Although it is customary to grumble at the younger generation, it can be stated that mattresses with the younger generation are also not so hot. So far they are "traveling" due to brain drain, but such a process will not be endless.
      2. polar fox 6 February 2020 14: 15 New
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        Quote: kepmor
        in the USSR, apart from galoshes, they really didn’t produce anything ...

        therefore, this "famous figure" and can not eat all the "galoshes".
    2. The leader of the Redskins 6 February 2020 16: 09 New
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      Here, depending on how to present ...
      If WE are modernizing, then we are praised, we are well done.
      And if the Poles, or especially dill, then # shamefully patch up the old stuff! #
  • Pavel57 6 February 2020 13: 50 New
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    There are platforms that can be upgraded to the required level. In stocks of the MiG-31, I think more than a hundred.
  • Amateur 6 February 2020 14: 00 New
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    this is the same Tu-22 in design

    This is the Tu-22

    And the Tu-22 M3 is a fundamentally different aircraft. You have to be careful with the names, otherwise you can get into the hole.
    1. Rey_ka 6 February 2020 14: 52 New
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      for a reason the adverb is written together as well as too
      1. Amateur 6 February 2020 15: 00 New
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        Maybe. I recommend to look in the explanatory dictionary for the meaning of the word "prosak". Perhaps you will be surprised.
        1. The leader of the Redskins 6 February 2020 16: 10 New
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          This is the distance between ...?)))
    2. Aviator_ 6 February 2020 18: 38 New
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      That's right. Tupolev hacked down the Sukhov "hundred" to drag his more than raw Tu-22. Then his design bureau made money allegedly for the “modernization” of the failed aircraft, after which a completely different Tu-22M3 appeared, and even then it didn’t.
  • v_bueff 6 February 2020 14: 05 New
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    ... the same TU-22 in design. Militant amateurism.
  • prior 6 February 2020 14: 11 New
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    Russia wears that they "sewed" in the Soviet Union. They will put “patches” on old things and say - modernization.
    Reason for pride is not enough.
  • Lamata 6 February 2020 14: 24 New
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    Is the glider still Soviet? do they release them right now?
    1. Cossack 471 6 February 2020 14: 45 New
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      Just the whole thing in the glider. He is titanium. that is, almost eternal. Therefore, it is possible to infinitely upgrade an avionics aircraft; change and fly on
      1. v_bueff 6 February 2020 16: 02 New
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        Half stainless steel, one third of aluminum and one sixth of titanium
      2. Guru 6 February 2020 16: 21 New
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        The aircraft of the Tu-22M series are mainly made of aluminum alloys V-95 and AK-8, as well as steel 30KhGSA, 30KhGSNA and magnesium ML5-T4.
        MIG-31 consists of 50% steel, 33% high-strength aluminum alloy and 13% titanium.
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          Thank you for the info.
  • Old26 6 February 2020 14: 40 New
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    After all, if you add the fighter’s flight range and the “Dagger” missile range, it will turn out that the upgraded MiG-31 will be able to hit enemy targets at a distance of 3,5 thousand km from the take-off location.

    Trim sturgeon. They say about a range of 3000 km if instead of the MIG-31 TU-22M3 will be used

    Quote: Red Star
    Tu-22 in combat formation for 62 years,

    The author burst out and forgot to add a letter and a number. in the title Soviet groundwork: Russia successfully upgrades MiG-31 and Tu-22. This is not about TU-22. We are talking about the TU-22M3. So they are going to upgrade it ...
  • Strashila 6 February 2020 14: 49 New
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    All the achievements of the USSR are in the fact that there were several conditionally independent schools of aircraft construction, some specializing in fighter jets, some specializing in bombers.
    Now not a corporation, all in one.
    It’s difficult for her to give out to the mountain something when everyone mixed up. Who managed to crush the budget, he sculpts something.
    And offices with experience and best practices in this are on the sidelines and are slowly degrading.
    A sort of high-tech budget cut.
    1. Aleks1973 6 February 2020 16: 36 New
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      What language is this opus written in? It is very difficult to understand ....
      1. Strashila 6 February 2020 17: 56 New
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        "It’s very difficult to understand ...", briefly for those who don’t understand, the shoemaker must be the boots, and the pastry chef should bake the cakes. Now clear?
  • Uncle Izya 6 February 2020 15: 09 New
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    MiG-31 managed to show themselves in Syria, where they were used to protect the Khmeimim air base and as aircraft for controlling the actions of the air forces.
    They say that the Su-35 is even more powerful Radar
  • Svetlana 6 February 2020 15: 18 New
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    But the Tu-22M3M received this nickname very deservedly, given the speed of flight and the power of the warhead.

    You need to read articles, subtract ... The plane has no warhead ..
  • Aleks1973 6 February 2020 16: 28 New
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    Quote: Amateur
    I recommend to look in the explanatory dictionary for the meaning of the word "prosak". Perhaps you will be surprised.

    That you will be surprised what is written together, this is an adverb, a single word ...
  • Operator 6 February 2020 16: 30 New
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    The steel MiG-31 with a maximum short-term speed of 1 km / s and an available 5G overload has no analogues in the world, so nothing can compete with it as a highly efficient air platform (first stage) for launching aeroballistic, anti-satellite and small space rockets.

    NATO, China and others can only dream of an analogue of the MiG-31.
  • Aleks1973 6 February 2020 16: 32 New
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    Quote: prior
    Russia wears that they "sewed" in the Soviet Union. They will put “patches” on old things and say - modernization.
    Reason for pride is not enough.

    And your beloved FSA do not upgrade their manufactured aircraft until the year 91? Well, right, they have the name of the country left, but we are suckers, we borrowed everything from the USSR ....
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    They told you that only the galoshes were released, so do not despair greatly. Without the SOVIET, the Yankees would have dared us long ago.
  • Old Horseradish 6 February 2020 20: 35 New
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    And when will we upgrade the I-16, PO-2, and, fearing the enemies, the Yak-1? You can still put Aurora on the move and forward. There were fools in the Soviet Union! Why did they create design bureaus, new cars? It was necessary to modernize the old stuff, and build new mansions and palaces somewhere beyond the hill. Or in rubles. Also good. One thing I don’t understand: why yell "Urya!"
    1. Alexey RA 6 February 2020 21: 00 New
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      Quote: Old Horseradish
      And when will we upgrade the I-16, PO-2, and, fearing the enemies, the Yak-1? You can still put Aurora on the move and forward. There were fools in the Soviet Union! Why did they create design bureaus, new cars? It was necessary to modernize the old stuff, and build new mansions and palaces somewhere beyond the hill.

      Well, the USSR was doing exactly the same thing - modernizing and bringing to mind already production cars. While Sukhoi was doing 13 years T-50 of that era Su-27 and MiG 11 years old - MiG-29, in parallel there was an upgrade of old machines. As a result, the maneuverable MiG-23MLD, and even the MiG-23BN and BM in addition, were obtained from the original MiG-23 with its limitations on piloting. And how many times have the MiG-21 been upgraded ...
  • Aleks1973 6 February 2020 21: 57 New
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    Quote: Strashila
    Now clear?

    So continue to write in Russian, and then mistakes, like a second-grader ....
  • Protos 7 February 2020 00: 15 New
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    Quote: 1959ain
    Junk is junk

    B-52 - 1955
    F-16 - 1975
    E-2 - 1960
    A-10 - 1975
    B-2 - 1988
    F-117 - 1981
    U-2 - 1956
    S-130 - 1954
    etc.
    Junk is junk laughing
  • Denis Inan 7 February 2020 13: 39 New
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    an article from the category "you need to write something" ..
    rewrite the same thing ..
    it would be better if they wrote about the people who designed and built these aircraft, who are developing and doing modernization ..
    and they only suffice for the chiefs, and occasionally, for the Stalinist falcons ..