India Requests Additional MiG-29 Fighters

Interesting how supposedly “obsolete” but great military airplanes never disappear:

What those planes all have in common is that they had all-metal airframes that required low maintenance – none are fly by wire or composite. The fighters can all land on grass strips and be maintained without a hangar or special tools.

nytimes.com: After India Loses Dogfight to Pakistan, Questions Arise About Its ‘Vintage’ Military
reuters.com: Washington wants to know if Pakistan used U.S.-built jets to down Indian warplane
ainonline.com: India Requests Additional MiG-29 Fighters
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W: MiG-21, MiG-29, F-5, B-52
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