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Su-22 Nose Markings  
User currently offlineUSCGC130 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (7 years 6 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1716 times:

Sukhoi Su-20/22 Fitters always have these distinctive markings on the sides of their noses:



I assume these are hazard warnings for the jet intake. Curiously, though, I've never seen a photo of any other type of Soviet/Russian jet with this or any other style of intake hazard marking -- not even the MiG-21, which has a similar intake design that sits at about the same height above the ground.

Why is this? Is there something about the Fitter's engine intake that makes it especially hazardous to ground personnel?

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