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Windward06 Jan 2013 11:48 a.m. PST

Anyone know I the Egyptians used anti-skid walkways on the silver (un painted ) MiGs? I can't seem to find a good overhead view of the 172 or 21s, one photo I saw seems to show them on 17s but not sure if they are colored black or green. But lots of painting guides don't show any.

Can anyone cite some good photos?

BattlerBritain07 Jan 2013 7:03 a.m. PST

For MiG-17s I've seen some silver MiG-15s and -17s with non-slip walkways, but not many. I'd hazard a guess that they weren't used much, or at least went out of fashion pretty quick.

I think the reason may be that why would they need anti-slip walkways on the wings when the pilot uses a ladder to climb up into the cockpit?

Doing a Google Image search for MiGs I can't find any evidence that the Soviets ever put no-slip walkways on their MiG-21s, so I doubt the Egyptians would have done.

Most of the photo evidence of Egyptian MiG-21s I've seen shows them in sand+green 'Nile' camo, especially after 1967.

Try doing a Google Image search for 'Egyptian MiG 1967' and see what you get.

Personal logo Dances with Clydesdales Supporting Member of TMP07 Jan 2013 5:36 p.m. PST

Back in the 80's I climbed up on an all silver Egyptian MIG-17(manufactured in East Germany, complete with German stensils), to get a look into the cockpit, and I don't recall any anti-skid stuff on the wings. Ironically this aircraft was moved inside and repainted. It is now on display at the Museum of the US Air Force as part of their Vietnam display, in North Vietnamese markings and cammo. I have photos somewhere.

Mako1107 Jan 2013 8:56 p.m. PST

Yea, I don't recall seeing any in the photos of various Soviet jets I've seen, or those of their exports, either.

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