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Additional details to Marco's selected answer. On the two-seater version, the instructor seat (aft) is not high enough, contrary to other training aircraft, to see the runway. A forward view mirror replaces the rear view mirror and allows the instructor to see ahead. The runway is projected on a second mirror inside the cockpit, creating a full periscope ...


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I believe it is exactly what your instructor has said - it helps when regaining control of the aircraft during a spin. The correct procedure for recovering from such a maneuver is to apply rudder in the opposite direction. Then, keeping the control column centered, move it forward (for an upright spin) or backward (for an inverted spin). The problem is, ...


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It's a mirror for a periscope used by the instructor (sitting in the back seat) to see the runway on landing. As reported here, two-seater versions of MiG-21 and MiG-23 also have the same feature. In this picture, the periscope is, in fact, clearly visible on the back seat's canopy. Image courtesy of Airvectors.net


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The Su-27 and Mig-29 were the result of high-low concept subscribed by both the USAF and Soviet Air Force (VVS) in the 1970s. Basically, this involved the development of two different fighters, a high performance medium weight fighter crammed with every advanced technology (which made it expensive) and a low cost light weight fighter to make up the numbers. ...


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The MiG-29 series of aircraft are designed to operate from poor quality airfields, and for this reason, they feature separate air intakes for use while moving on the ground. See this article, including pictures of the aircraft: https://www.airforce-technology.com/projects/mig29/ Notice the additional louvre-shaped intakes on top of the aircraft's leading ...


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The aircraft is equipped with seven (7) integral fuel tanks: five (5) Center body fuel tanks and two (2) wing tanks. Center body fuel tank #2 serves an an engine feeder tank with all other tanks transferring fuel to it via a network of fuel pumps for consistent weight and balance. The aircraft can be refueled by means of a single pressure refueling ...


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Like every plane, the MiG-29 stores its fuel in fuel tanks ;) On a more serious manner: Generally speaking, there are 6 internal fuel tanks: 4 distributed around the fuselage and 1 in each wing. Later versions (namely the SMT) have larger internal fuel capacity thanks to the enlarged spine. The exact locations of these tanks can be seen in this cutaway (...


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The pictures in the question show the normal position of the MiG-29 ailerons. That's how they are unless a roll is commanded. According to Mikoyan Mig-29 Fulcrum Pilot's Flight Operating Manual (google books) the slight upward position is set to improve yaw stability during roll meneuvers: As for whether this angle (neutral position of ailerons) changes in ...


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Well, MiG-35 from your second picture is, to a large extent, a modernized version of MiG-29. All later versions of MiG-29, the so-called 9-15+: 29M, K, etc, including 35 itself, incorporate digital FBW and avionics. If you are talking about upgrading the original 9-12 airframes, then, I'm afraid, only the avionics and radar can be changed to digital. The ...


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Yes, India has designed and installed their own home-grown digital cockpit upgrades for their MIG-29's.


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@George already gave a correct answer, but I'll expand it a bit and show the source. Indeed, the lower load limit is for trans- and supersonic flight (formally M > 0.85) and the higher limit is for subsonic conditions. The AoA redline at 15° also relates to M > 0.85. At subsonic speeds, the max AoA is 26°. I can only speculate why it is not shown on the ...


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The line that is at the 9 G's is limit of maximum amount of G's( 9) until 0.85Mach (that is subsonic speed) and the lower line@7.5 is the limit for supersonic flight.


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The Su-27 was design to fly escort for long distance bombers, whereas, the Mig-29 was designed for front line action. This distinction in the primary mission of the two aircrafts becomes apparent when you look e.g. at the range. More fuel means more weight, means more powerful engines, means more fuel, etc.


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The white line is indeed for spin recovery, the Mig 15 procedure is to put the stick against it, count 3 revolutions, if the aircraft is not recovering then eject !


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On these modern aircraft, there is a thing called flaperons - meaning ailerons and flaps combined, which both move down and up when more lift is needed (TO, LDG and also during some aggressive maneuvers), and are used in order to roll the aircraft. Also- traditionally- you would assume that the plane uses his tail elevators for pitch, but the contrary is ...


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