are mig series planes defective
March 18, 2007 2:08am CST
wat do u think????
27 Oct 09
For me its a misconception. Whether it be MIGs or F-16s, Hinds or Apaches, or any other vehicles, be it civilian or military, machines are bound to fail in some way or another. Its only a matter of time, and frequency of the events. One way to diagnose the problem further is if the Mig in question is made for russian military use or for export/license use for other countries. Usually, if a fighter plane is for export, let's say a Mig-25, units are usually strip down versions of full-featured counter parts of Russian Migs. That's why during operation Desert storm way back from the early 1990's a lot of migs got shot down by american and saudi pilots in their air battles. The same happened in the Israeli wars of the 50's intermittently through the 70's. Back then, whole squadrons of syrian and egyptian jet fighters get smashed by Israeli pilots, mainly because of tactical skills and pilot effectiveness, and coupled to an extent, inferior versions of the Migs. Migs in general, are great fighters, every air force general of the west likes to see a Mig, especially the later models, in actions, and very much would like to get their hands upon it. The real story is, the Mig is usually a benchmarker, a standard. Several jet fighters of America had been developed basically because of those darn Migs. When the first model of Mig appeared, America couldn't match its performance, especially during the Korean war, and their skilled pilots too, because they are Russian pilots, not North Korean ones. That's only one of the very rare instances when the West get to engage a real skilled opponent. The F4 phantom was developed becasue of the Mig, The F15 Eagle also came into fruition because of the MiG-25. That's why we shouldn't belittle other country's products. All things fail, even Black Hawks fail, a great many of them failed our troops in Iraq during operation Iraqi freedom. They don't get shot down by rpg's of iraqis, but get dropped in the ground because of mechanical failures more often.
18 Mar 07
i don't think mig series planes are defective. its some times the fault of the engineers which are not able to check out the faults in the plane, its not good to blame the govt for plane crashes, some times it is the fault of the pilots also,that they are unable to control such planes.