MIG - 29 : SOVIET SUPERFIGHTER
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|Book cover finish||Offset varnish, Perfect paperback|
|Special features||Special Domark edition Spring 1991|
|Number of pages||128|
|Collection / Series||Osprey Colour Series|
|Size||21 x 25 x 1 cm|
|Editor||Osprey Publishing Limited|
What's this all about?
There has long been a widespread and erroneous belief that the Mikoyan MiG - 29 is inferior to contemporary Western fighters. It has been grudgingly admitted that the MiG - 29 is a much better aircraft than the aircraft it is replacing, and that the West's qualitative lead has probably been eroded. However, most people have assumed that the new aircraft is little more than a clever extrapolation of Western designs, a Soviet F / A - 18 Hornet incorporating some F - 14 and F - 15 aerodynamics, and equipped with a weapons system which is a slavish copy of the APG - 65.
( ... ) The MiG - 29's dramatic appearance at Farnborough added more evidence of this remarkable aircraft's capabilities, and it is now possible to evaluate realistically the Fulcrum. At least as manoeuvrable as the F - 16, with better high alpha performance, the MiG - 29 is also capable of operating from much shorter, more primitive airstrips. Its sophisticated intakes allow it to exceed Mach 2, and it has a faster rate of climb.
( ... ) In short, the MiG - 29 is the best all - round air superiority fighter in the world... probably.
Jon Lake is a well - known freelance aerospace writer and consultant, based in Oxford ( Oxfordshire, England ).
He earned his Bachelor of Arts ( B.A. ) and studied Modern History, Economic History and Politics at Royal Holloway, University of London ( Egham, Surrey, England, 1979 - 1982 ). During his studies, he was a U / T ( under training ) pilot with the University of London Squadron, R.A.F.V.R. ( Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve ).
Afterwards, Jon Lake has worked as followed :
- Editor, Aerospace / Midsummer ( 1984 - 1995 ).
- Journalist / editor, Trident Communications ( 1997 - 2005 ).
- Defence editor, Flight Daily News ( 2000 - 2008 ).
- Freelance aerospace writer and consultant ( 1995 - today ).
- Defence Editor, Arabian Aerospace ( 2008 - today ).
Jon Lake has published several books over military aviation, such as : US Navy & Marine Corps : Air Power Directory ( with David Donald, 1992 ), Pilotes de SU - 27 ( 1992 ), Blenheim Squadrons of World War 2 ( Osprey Combat Aircraft, No. 5, 1998 ), The Battle of Britain ( 2000 ), Lancaster Squadrons 1942 - 43 ( Osprey Combat Aircraft, No. 31, 2002 ), B - 52 Stratofortress Units in Operation Desert Storm ( Osprey Combat Aircraft, No. 50, 2004 ).
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