F-16 vs. MiG-21-93/97 "Bison"

Agreed, it will never be a fair fight but how would the F-16 match up against the ... ?
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Unread post07 Sep 2008, 01:55

Okay, guys, here's something I've been wondering about. I've heard that this heavily modified variant of the MiG-21 is supposedly equal or superior to the F-16C (possibly meaning w/o the JHMCS+AIM-9X?), and that in a recent exercise some Indian Air Force pilots were tearing up Vipers with it. Is it possible for anyone to make a verification on these claims, and/or provide some better information on the Bison as to why it would or would not be as good as advertised? Thanks in advance.
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Unread post08 Sep 2008, 15:01

The indians were using them in larger numbers from deep valeys and the american planes were fighting without AMRAAMs.

The Bison upgrade has been arround for quite a while actualy. And your still stuck to a plane that has limited amout of fuel, restricted cockpit view and a low corner speed. Its not for nothing the indians call it the flying coffin either.

Furthermore the vaunted RVVAE that equips them has no datalink and the Bisons radar absolutely cannot be compared to the APG-68. The F-16 IMHo smokes the Bison in every area, except the price wich isnt an advantage you can bragg about either.

The indians want to replace them and for good reasons.
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Unread post17 Nov 2008, 22:17

The Bisons had some new Israeli Radar as well. Check out the youtube link I posted on F-16 vs Su-30MKI link. There is a part where the Colonel was talking about the Bisons and their jammers.
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Unread post30 Apr 2009, 13:47

So a future 3rd World adversary would be flying reconditioned MiG-21s like that of India's?
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Unread post08 May 2009, 17:31

Or the chinese F-7MG, or similar variant.
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Unread post08 May 2009, 17:46

--double post sorry!--

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