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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #17)

Fri Jun 22, 2012, 05:04 PM

18. MiG-21s still being around doesn't surprise me at all

MiG-21s are damned cheap to operate and maintain compared to anything more contemporary, and for a lot of countries they don't need hardware much more involved than that. The Syrian pilot who defected to Jordan the other day was flying one, for instance.

The F-4's never really been anything but a pretty solid aircraft, and was obviously built well if they're still using that many, so it's the same sort of deal only on a higher "tier" so to speak.

There's a handful of MiG-19s and F-5s still in service as front-line fighters, but that's getting into levels of thrift that are sort of silly.

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