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MiG-29OVT/MiG-35 flies new aerobatic manoeuvres

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posted on Sep, 12 2006 @ 10:15 AM
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At Farnborough International, new aerobatic manoeuvres are flown by the Russian air force aerobatic display team's MiG-29OVT, made possible by the 3D thrust-vectoring RD-33 engines.

Help needed naming new manoeuvres by MiG-29OVT

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The MiG-29M OVT’s display demonstrates the aircraft’s ability to fly at very low speeds without angle of attack limitations, and to remain controllable in zero-speed and negative-speed (tail forward) areas of the envelope for sustained periods, where previous Russian fighters could only venture momentarily – for example during a tailslide or ‘kobra’ manoeuvre.

The new control system gives the pilot an unparalleled ability to point the aircraft (and thus his missile seekers) ‘off axis’, away from the direction of flight.


With all these unbelievable flips and turns which always impress us, the Russians sure put the other aerobatic teams to shame, though these "super-manoeuvres" may turn out to be quite irrelevant in modern days BVR air combat.

One question: With TVC, which has the upper hand? MiG-35 or Su-37?

[edit on 12-9-2006 by NotheRaGe]




posted on Sep, 12 2006 @ 10:50 AM
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The OVT is much more manueverable than the Su-37. The MiG-29 is smaller with a much more advanced TVC system. I don't know why everyone still holds the Su-37 in such high regard. It's moves have been before in other fighters many times.



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