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Russian fighter jets are superior to the American on a number of parameters, said RIA Novosti first and only Polish cosmonaut Miroslaw Hermaszewski.
“I can say that Russian planes have no equal in the world, if we are talking about avionics, aerodynamics. Before their engines and electronics were weaker. Now the MiG-29 fully upgraded and is a worthy opponent for the F-16,” said the source.
According to cosmonaut to fly the Soviet MiG-15, MiG-21 and MiG-29 and the American F-16 Fighting Falcon and F/A-18 Hornet, “su-34 or the expected MiG-41 is a brilliant machine.” “They have not only military, but also of circus figures. With appropriate tactical use of such manoeuvrability is very necessary. I am very sorry that will not be able to fly these aircraft,” said Germashevsky.
Hermaszewski in space flight as a cosmonaut-researcher took place in June-July 1978, on the spacecraft “Soyuz-30” and orbital station “Salyut-6”. In the same year, the pilot became a Hero of the Soviet Union. In 1981, the astronaut became part of the Polish Military Council of national salvation counteract the “Solidarity”movement.
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