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MiG-29/Su-27 Question  
User currently offlineMD90fan From Bahamas, joined Jul 2005, 2931 posts, RR: 7
Posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 4858 times:

What formely western aircraft air forces have swithced over to CIS equipment? Malaysia,Indonesia, India, any more? same goes for CIS helicopters too


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User currently offlineLY744 From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 5536 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 4850 times:

Any number of middle eastern nations... the change happened in the 50's and 60's albeit. Then again, it would describe most users of Soviet/Eastern equipment.  Silly

A more recent convertee that springs to mind is Iran (late 70's).


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User currently offlineMD90fan From Bahamas, joined Jul 2005, 2931 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 4845 times:

Quoting LY744 (Reply 1):
Any number of middle eastern nations... the change happened in the 50's and 60's albeit. Then again, it would describe most users of Soviet/Eastern equipment.

A more recent convertee that springs to mind is Iran (late 70's).

Ok thanks does the new CIS Chopper Mil-38 have potential?

http://www.kazanhelicopters.com/eng/helicopters/mi38



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User currently offlineMigfan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 4425 times:

Mil helicopters have a large application in numerous areas. They are affordable, and quite proven. CIA is currently using Mi-17s in Iraq & Afghanistan. Some Canadian logging companies have acquired some examples for use in North America. The main reason why former communist nations are discarding their old equipment is age and cost of maintenance. The MTB for the engine overhaul on an RD-33 is 500 hours! There are two of these items in a Mig-29/33! The GE-PW-110 can go 1000-1500 hours.
India went for the Su-30 for two main reasons. One, it rocks! Two, The US would not provide India with the technology transfer required to license build the aircraft.
Malaysia's woes with their F/A-18Ds probably prompted them to go for the Mig-29 out spite! That choice does reflect sound financial judgement in my opinion. Great as it is, the Mig-29 is a costly aircraft to operate.


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