Re: Honor To Bandit 116

Message posted by Andreas Parsch on May 10, 2002 at 14:41:06 PST:

"The MiG-23 was retro-designated and was given the
number 116."

Every source which mentions 11x "designations" for Soviet types in USAF test squadrons calls the MiG-23 "YF-113" - never "(YF-)116". YF-113 was even listed under "aircraft flown" in the USAF short bios of two of 4477th's officers.

"Too much number-magic?"

Well .... IMHO, _way_ too much ;-). Come on ... "96+21 -> 117", "84 -> 844" - you can "explain" _any_ number with this kind of logic.


In Reply to: Honor To Bandit 116 posted by willy nammer on May 10, 2002 at 9:53:34 PST:


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