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July 2019

Ivan Mikoyan, co-creator of iconic MiG-29, dies

Ivan Mikoyan, Russian aircraft designer and one of the minds behind the MiG-29 fighter jet, the staple of the Soviet and Russian Air Forces, has died at the age of 89. Mikoyan spent the majority of his career as a leading engineer at the ‘MiG’ Aircraft Corporation’s design bureau, which was founded by his uncle Artyom Mikoyan. Twice awarded the USSR State Prize for the project of the multipurpose fighter ...

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Category: MiG News

Iran’s Su-24 Returns from the Dead

Iran has managed to restore a Sukhoi Su-24 (NATO reporting name: Fencer) fighter-bomber back to service after many years of grounding at Shiraz air base. Mehr News Agency said Iran invested over 35,000 manpower hours in the aircraft and succeeded on Jan. 14. The aircraft has now joined Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF) fleet. In 1991 Iran integrated its Fencer fleet with 24 Iraqi Fencers that were evacuated ...

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Category: Russian Aviation

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