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MIG-31
Posted by seastallion53 on Wednesday, May 03, 2017 6:26 AM

Does anybody know why the MIG-31back seat have a flip up mirror.

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    August, 2014
  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Wednesday, May 03, 2017 1:37 PM

My first thought is so he can see the Sidewinder coming up on his six.....either that or to touch up his makeup prior to landingBig Smile

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Posted by patrick206 on Wednesday, May 03, 2017 5:34 PM

!. To see where he's been.

2. In case he wants back up.

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Posted by seastallion53 on Thursday, May 04, 2017 4:06 AM

The mirror is facing forward.

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    March, 2007
  • From: Northeast WA State
Posted by armornut on Tuesday, May 09, 2017 1:05 PM

So the guy in the front seat can see what buttons the guy in back is pushing.

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Posted by Caveman on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 6:37 PM

It is a periscope, not a rear view mirror.  So the backseater can see what they are going to crash into?

 

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Posted by seastallion53 on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 7:31 PM

I learned on a you tube documentory that the back seater has a pop up joy stick to fly the a/c looking through the mirror system.

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  • From: Northeast WA State
Posted by armornut on Thursday, May 18, 2017 1:07 PM

That is good to know, I would like to get the Hobbyboss 1/48 Mig 31. My first answer was maybe you installed it backwards, glad I wasn't a jerkBig Smile

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Posted by seastallion53 on Thursday, May 18, 2017 3:43 PM

I have the AMK kit mig-31b/bs.I have'nt built it yet but it looks like a very nice kit.just doing a lot of research.

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  • From: Northeast WA State
Posted by armornut on Friday, May 19, 2017 1:18 PM

I saw the kit over in Seattle last month, almost bought it but I was trying to be very frugal. I hadn't realized what a HUGE plane that critter is, man the Russians liked 'em big.

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