F-35 vs. Mig-29

The F-35 compared with other modern jets.
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Unread post21 Feb 2018, 01:13

The ej230 was proposed to power up the Tejas; regarding the Typhoon it was deemed as a barely helpful item.

Technically speaking if you strip the Raptor of its tvc nozzles, you'd still have pretty much the same manoeuvring beast where it matters.
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Unread post01 Aug 2018, 04:44

OH dear - MiG-29 Woes in Malaysia. BUY RUSSIAN - NOT! :doh:
Mat Sabu: Only four out of RMAF's 28 Russian fighter jets can fly
31 Jul 2018 Martin Carvalho

"KUALA LUMPUR: Only four out of the 28 Russian fighters jets owned by the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) are able to take to the skies, says Mohamad Sabu. The Defence Minister said that the RMAF had 18 Russian-made Sukhoi Su-30MKM and ten MiG-29 jetfighters. "Only four of the Sukhois are able to fly well," he said, adding that the remaining 14 are under repair....

...He said the Defence Ministry had terminated the contractor engaged by the former administration and was looking at replacing them with local contractors. Mohamad Sabu also informed the House that the ten MiG-29 multi-role jets entered service in 1995, while six Sukhoi Su-30MKM Air-Superiority Fighter were delivered in 2007 and the remainder in 2009...."

Source: https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/ ... s-can-fly/
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Unread post01 Aug 2018, 16:08

"...He said the Defence Ministry had terminated the [maintenance] contractor engaged by the former administration and was looking at replacing them with local contractors"

While Russian MTBF is inferior to American, lack of maintenance grounds any aircraft, the F-35 especially. This report seems altogether not too different than the Luftwaffle's difficulties with their EF2000 fleet, and has less to do with Russian quality and more to do with just bungled logistical arrangements.
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Unread post02 Aug 2018, 22:41

Russian quality is a pretty big factor - the MiG-29 fleet is grounded due to simply hitting the end of service life without any further service life extension programs: http://www.malaysiandefence.com/selamat-jalan-fulcrum/

There were rumors about a deal being struck to remedy that, but that hasn't appeared to have materialized.
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