posted on Mar, 16 2009 @ 07:48 AM
reply to post by Zaphod58
Wonder if this is a design problem in all existing MiG 29s world wide. There have been no real shouts in the IAF regarding this . Though nobody shouts
unless planes crash. Though again, MiG-29s have a decent flight record in the IAF after initial teething problems in the mid 90s. I believe there have
been less than 10 crash incidents since inception, of which none IIRC had anything to do with corrosion.
The entire IAF MIG 29 fleet is undergoing an upgrade for engines, radar, and avionics at this time. Also the first of the 16 MiG-29k naval versions
will roll out this year. Corrosion , if a problem on MiG-29s in general, would be of severe concern for the naval versions.
You have a source there Zaphod?