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The Mikoyan MiG-29 is a twin-engine jet fighter aircraft designed in the Soviet Union in the 1970s to counter American fighters such as the F-15 and the F-16.

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Is the movement of the leading edge flaps not symmetrical on the MiG-29?

Original: On this Mig29 in above picture leading edges are at different angles not in line. Same thing happens in flight times when rolling?
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What are the advantages and disadvantages of the MiG-29's horizontal stabilizers (not what do they do)?

The MiG-29's tail axes are located fairly close to the leading edge, and rotate along an axis oblique to the chord. What are the possible consequences to this arrangement (e.g. actuator torque, ...
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Where does the MiG-29 store fuel?

How does the MiG-29 fuel system work? Like, where does it store around 300 cubic feet of fuel? Also, which fuel does it use? Is JP4 preferable?
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Why is the nosewheel of the MiG-29 placed in front of the engine intakes?

Why do MiG-29 have a front-wheel of landing gear placed in front of an intake? would not it throw water or stones into the intake as mentioned in Raymer? I am designing an aircraft based on the ...
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Why are there two red lines on the G-meter in the MiG-29?

Why are there two red lines on the G-meter on the MiG-29 aircraft? One at 7.5G, another one is at 9G. Also on the AOA scale the red line is at only 15 degrees. That is max AOA. It looks very low to me....
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The F/A-18 Hornet , F15 and MiG-29 ailerons from the external parts of the wings go up some degrees in flight ,meaning adding " crow" .Why?

In some parts of the flying envelope of the F/A-18 Hornet and MiG-29 the ailerons from the external parts of the wings go up in sync. They're made to go one up one down in order to get rolls, not up/...
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Was any MiG-29 modernized to incorporate digital systems?

Did any air force using the MiG-29 ever modernize their aircraft so that they can fly on fully digital equipment such as the following? Digital HUD Digital fly-by-wire Digital navigation system ...
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Why is the Su-27 so much larger than the MiG-29?

I was watching the following video of the Russian Knights and Swifts aerobatic teams flying together in formation. The contrast in the size of their airplanes is striking. ...
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Why is there a white line on Russian fighter jets' instrument panel?

In several Russian fighter jets (e.g., MiG-29, Su-27) there is a white line on the stick that matches with another one on the instrument panel. Is there any reason for this? Cockpit of a mig29 ...
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What is the purpose of the "Mirror-Thing" over the Mig-29 Cockpit?

I noticed that some Mig-29 Fighter Jets have a little mirror-like-thing over the cockpit. I can't imagine a possible usage from it (If it's really a mirror). Here's a picture from Wikipedia: As ...
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