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Author Topic: Need help with MiG-3 seatbelts  (Read 6957 times)
Massimo Tessitori
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« Reply #15 on: June 10, 2014, 10:28:29 PM »

Hi Ivan,
this is interesting. I wonder if they are considered an optional. Some sketches do exist but they don't seem to agree with the photos of the recovered armoured back that doesn't show slots or other joint points for them.
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« Reply #16 on: June 10, 2014, 11:06:49 PM »

Hi Massimo. This handbook said "no shoulder straps  for now but maybe fitted latter" I am a Russian and if Russian telling you "not for now but maybe I'll do it latter" that means (99%) - never Smiley
As you know production of MiG-3 was stopped to get priority for IL-2 (engines) I'm pretty sure that this aircraft, especially the earlier version never had shoulder straps. Again - have no photographs with shoulder straps, and the recollections of pilots, there were cases of injury against the dashboard during the emergency landing, which may indirectly indicate a lack of shoulder straps. But this is just my opinion and may differ from yours. Smiley
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KL
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« Reply #17 on: June 10, 2014, 11:10:17 PM »

Scanned document is a preseries MiG-1 flight test report and the photo shows I-200 seat.  Text above the photo says that tested plane didn't have shoulder straps and that the straps "will be installed", presumably on series machines.  Were they really installed on series MiG-3s, nobody knows...

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KL

PS.  This was posted while I was typing:
Hi Massimo. This handbook said "no shoulder straps  for now but maybe fitted latter" I am a Russian and if Russian telling you "not for now but maybe I'll do it latter" that means (99%) - never Smiley

Strictly speaking it doesn't say "for now" and it doesn't say "maybe"!!!
It only describes then current situation - "shoulder straps are absent" and what will be done in near future - "they will be installed later on"  
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Massimo Tessitori
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« Reply #18 on: June 11, 2014, 06:21:30 AM »

Hi,
for now, I can't see belts nor their junction points or slots  on the backrest plate of MiG-3s.

It would be good to look at photos of pilots in the cockpits, to see if there are other belts overposed to those of the parachute.
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Massimo
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