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What is the purpose of the "Mirror-Thing" over the Mig-29 Cockpit?

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 ...
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Why is there a white line on Russian fighter jets' instrument panel?

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 ...
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Why is the Su-27 so much larger than the MiG-29?

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 ...
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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?

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 (...
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Why is the nosewheel of the MiG-29 placed in front of the engine intakes?

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, ...
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Was any MiG-29 modernized to incorporate digital systems?

Yes, India has designed and installed their own home-grown digital cockpit upgrades for their MIG-29's.
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Was any MiG-29 modernized to incorporate digital systems?

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 ...
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Where does the MiG-29 store fuel?

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 ...
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Where does the MiG-29 store fuel?

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. ...
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Was any MiG-29 modernized to incorporate digital systems?

Land-based Mig29s: Many Indian (69 nos.) and some Russian, Egyptian and Syrian Mig29s are upgraded to 'SMT' standard that includes upgraded mission computer, glass cockpit, HUD, digital fly-by-wire, ...
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What are the advantages and disadvantages of the MiG-29's horizontal stabilizers (not what do they do)?

There is nothing too special about the MiG-29 stabilator. The "slanted" (swept) axis of rotation is fairly common: as far as I remember, all MiGs that had a stabilator had this arrangement. ...
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Why are there two red lines on the G-meter in the MiG-29?

@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 ...
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Why is the Su-27 so much larger than the MiG-29?

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 ...
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Why is there a white line on Russian fighter jets' instrument panel?

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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Why are there two red lines on the G-meter in the MiG-29?

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 [email protected] is the limit for supersonic flight.
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What are the advantages and disadvantages of the MiG-29's horizontal stabilizers (not what do they do)?

The further aft the stabilator is, the longer the moment arm, which means they can be smaller and still have the required pitch moment. But if the majority of the stabilator surface is behind the ...
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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?

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 ...
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