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Originally posted by Imagewerx
The MIG 25 as I remember it was designed as an answer to the F15 eagle,which heavily influenced it's design more than anything else.They were both latter day dog-fighters and the major difference was the use of thermionic valves in the MIG which wouldn't be effected by an EMP (Electro Magnetic Pulse) in the event of a nuclear bomb detonation,when the transistors used in the Eagle and all other modern aircraft would be fried by it and fall out of the sky while the Foxbat carried along on its merry way.
(All this from memory from a VERY long time ago,so excuse any inaccuracies please).
originally posted by: orca71
The Avro Arrow and Mig-25 are completely different structurally and aerodynamically. One is designed to go Mach 3+ (engines allowing) the other isnt. This absurd comparison has to stop.
3 views of both aircraft. Aerodynamic layout is completely different, not to mention the center of gravity, chassis including landing gear placement, etc... Plus the Mig had much more modern aerodynamic features such as the rear lower fins and angle cut tail and stabilizers. What they have in common is side intakes and high primary wing placement, both relatively basic and mundane features that are simple and logical choices to attain certain goals such as aerodynamic or structural efficiency or stability. What Mig might have gained from Avro isnt something they already had demonstrated superiority in like aerodynamics but in the cutting titanium parts fabrication processes. Which is why the plant was gutted.
[edit on 22-2-2006 by orca71]