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    MiG E-8 (aka Ye-8 because of the ****unciation of the Russian letter "E") front-line interceptor was designed as a prototype for next generation of MiG fighters. The design stage of the project started in 1960 from the basis of a greatly redesigned MiG-21PF.
    Most prominent new features were redesigned front part of the airplane with Eurofighter-style jet intake, canard foreplanes and redesigned rear part of the fuselage to accomodate new engine. There was great number of other features that were different from MiG-21PF -from new ejection seat and canopy to modified rudder and new fin under the rear part of the fuselage.
    Two prototypes (Ye-8/1 and Ye-8/2) were built in 1962. These prototypes differed in details from each other. The Ye-8/1 was lost during testing due to engine malfunction.
    The Ye-8 project was cancelled for an unknown reason in 1963, but it served as testbed for testing new technologies for later generation of Fishbeds and also for MiG-23 Flogger.

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    The lovechild of the MiG-21 and the Typhoon...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Atlantic Friend
    The lovechild of the MiG-21 and the Typhoon...
    Heh, I was just about to say the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CSAR
    Heh, I was just about to say the same.
    Nu-uh you lie

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    That last pic, it looks so much like Typhoon

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    Could have also been taken from the F-107 program. (Will find a pic later...)

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    Really nice post Lazarou. I just love threads which actually educate folks around here... Great!

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    Fantastic photos, I've never heard of this airframe before. Great find!

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    Air intakes to the sides, and you got your self a gripen (almost)

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    Quote Originally Posted by eucalyptus
    Air intakes to the sides, and you got your self a gripen (almost)

    This was build thirty years before Grippen! Has a tail, Grippen not. And other details.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mi35d
    Could have also been taken from the F-107 program. (Will find a pic later...)
    F-107 had the air intake on top! And it was a swept wing not Delta!

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    Quote Originally Posted by eucalyptus
    Air intakes to the sides, and you got your self a gripen (almost)


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    Quote Originally Posted by CRTS27

    This was build thirty years before Grippen! Has a tail, Grippen not. And other details.
    O´rly? You don´t see any similarity at all concerning design?

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    look like EF-2000

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    This is what China used for J-10 copy, together with LAVI?

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