Tag Archives: SMT

Mig-29SMT Update: More Work Than it Ought To Be

One of the overarching concepts in weapons design, especially so for the Russian/Soviet side of things, is what most of us know as the “KISS” principle: Keep It Simple, Stupid. While some of what we in the West were told about Soviet weapons’ crudeness was untrue, it is undeniable that most Soviet war machines definitely […]

Lumpy and Violent: Perfect!

There’s nothing like taking a perfectly good aerodynamic shape and throwning extra lumps on it. This is a common enough practice, as some of the most finely-crafted and refined aeronautical shapes have, over the years, grown to have large “hunchback” spines. Thuds, F-16s and Skyhawks all did it, and so did the MiG-21! I, personally, […]