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How did the US get the necessary knowledge to maintain their MiGs?

I read a book entitled America's Secret MiG Squadron by Gaillard Peck some time ago. Just occurred to me though, how exactly did the US maintain these birds? Did we write any tech data? Did we acquire ...
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Why is the MiG-23 landing gear nontraditional?

The MiG-23 has a very nontraditional landing gear setup. Why has it been designed the way it has as opposed to the more traditional method of a single compression strut that is raised into the ...
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How does the MiG-23 fuel system work?

In what order are the fuel tanks on the MiG-23 used? In other words, which tank is used first, then second etc.?
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