Every fighter fan probably had this experience already – one gets to see a fighter jet in a museum, at an airshow or – the coolest way – during a fighter jet ride with MiGFlug. And once one is getting closer – it’s like *boah* how huuuge is that thing! Knowing that the fighter jet is pretty big, one is still impressed by its size. I had this experience with three aircraft in particular: Blackburn Buccaneer, English Electric Lightning and the Sukhoi Su-27 Flanker. By the way, all jets once offered at MiGFlug.
I, therefore, had the idea to publish a comparison of a bunch of jets here – knowing that the original is still impressive while the picture of it is not. Hence the title image of that Flanker version showing Pugachev doing a crazy low pass. Have a look at the size of the pilots to realize how big that plane actually is (click enlarge)!
As mentioned above among the jet available for tourist jet flights is the MiG-29 Fulcrum – featured in the video below.
For more information about that particular Edge of Space flight in the MiG-29, have a look Edge of Space Flight.
Very comprehensive analysis
adoro o mundo dos aviões de combate e suas evoluções.
adoro a evolução do mig 29
l am join in Indian Airforce becaue my derma but my father also work in a INDIAN ARMY ( please sir give me Airforce job)
That is not how that works tho
Good comparison! Gives us a straight forward concept about the relative size of modern jet fighters. Just a little advice, the official name of the Ching-Kuo fighter is called ” F-CK-1″ instead of “A-1”, where CK stands for Ching-Kuo.
I want to become a pilot for (IAF)
where’s the bloody f16…the most important fighter of them all.
bruh are you blind lol
Can’t find the “enlarge” button.
mabey zoom in? or get some fimking contact lenses?
you forgot about the largest of them all… the hawker siddeley Nimrod MR2.
during the Falklands war some were fitted with AIM-9 Sidewinders giving them the distinction of the largest fighter in the RAF at the time
I would love to see how the Avro CF-105 Arrow looks up against those other fighters. It was 23.71m long, 6.25m tall and had a wingspan of 15.24m. It also had a wing area of 113.8 m² (probably the most of any fighter in history). My guess is that it would be second only to the Tupolev Tu-128M Fiddler in size and weight. It was made of titanium and still weighed more than the MiG-31 Foxhound made of stainless steel. That’s saying something…LOL
you do realize that just because its big doesnt mean its op, right? sorry to crush your dreams tom, but because of that fighters size and weight, it will have terrible manuverability in a dogfight. therefore, any fighter smaller than it can bounce on it anytime, and come out pretty much victorious. that fighter was built for speed and stability, to intercept level flying bombers, not agility, or dogfighting, which you need agility for.
It’s the seventh plane from the top.
ME 262 is my favourite.
This list would completely own if it just had the lengths marked alongside the names.
also i like how the dude is impales on the pitot probe of the ultra sabre. its a shame that fighter didnt come out, although i would imagine that there would be some problems with ejecting.
a 8 Saab Viggens once escorted a sr-71 with an engine failure
why is the ajeet so small. i garuntee its bigger than portrayed