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6 Comments on "FIRST HAND: When A MiG-21 Saved IAF Chief Browne"

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3 years 3 months ago

"Ask any MiG-21 pilot and he will sure have a story or two when the aircraft literally brought him safely out of a particularly tricky situation…."

Can't say whether the jet brought them safely or not but unfortunately many of them are not alive today to tell their stories.

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Anonymous
3 years 3 months ago

No wonder… c1108 can change to c1118… pc7 II… vvip's… parameters can also change… mid flight…

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Anonymous
3 years 3 months ago

Shiv, this is a gem! I would have missed it had you not reposted it. Thanks

G.ELANGO
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G.ELANGO
3 years 3 months ago

V shld hv retired these ones way back.still it is a flying coffin. Speed up mmrca and tejas.

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3 years 3 months ago

Now give this MIGs- 21 a decent burial. You can't wrest on laurels. Time to move on. Concentrate on Tejas. That's where the future is.

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Abhiman
3 years 3 months ago
I think the emotional / nostalgic attachment to the MiG-21 is what makes the past few IAF chiefs so unwilling to let it retire and induct the Tejas. Tejas is probably seen as a haughty wannabe, against the genteel MiG-21 of yore. The latter's continuum of legends are threatened by the upstart from Bengaluru. Tejas' video-game like promise seem to blight this historic product of the cold-war. Who but IAF pilots understand the heightened days gone by when MiGs ruled the Indian skies ? Heightened because it was the Indian MiGs vs. Pakistani sabres and F-16s — a microcosm of… Read more »
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