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Russia's Once-Mighty Fighter Jet Firm MiG Struggling as Rivals Make Gains

Photo by Maxim Stulov / Vedomost

By Matthew Bodner
The Moscow Times

Once one of the world’s most famous aircraft designers, Russia’s MiG aircraft company has fallen on hard times. 1.364 more words

First Soviet hotrod - pt.2

So… you remember the fit problem of engine exhaust tube from the previous post? Some modellers suggested I should leave it as it is, as the vertical fin will cover the gap (true, but the fuselage diameter would be too big for the exhaust shroud), while most suggested thinning down the fuselage sides and the tube itself. 244 more words

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First Soviet hotrod - pt.1

Mikoyan Gurevich designed a series of heavy fighter/interceptor prototypes in the mid-50’s, starting with a project called Ye-150 (E-150).

Ye-150 first flew in July 1960. Although of similar design to MiG-21, it was more than 3m longer and over 7 tons heavier than MiG-21F-13. 251 more words

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Airport baby

Today I saw an airport baby.

It was Helsinki-Vantaa’s. Maybe.

20 feet sides, not very big,

Not as big as a giant’s wig.

I saw paper planes land there, 120 more words

Rhyming Story

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RoAF 95th Air Base Bacău. 10 more words


Syria Rebels Claim They Shot Down Military Jet

Syrian rebels have claimed to have shot down a Syrian military jet in the country’s southern region, where militants seized a military base earlier this week. 147 more words