The 60s Soviet fighters were woefully underarmed and short on range. Is it possible for the Soviets to build something like the Phantom to enter service in about 1965? I'm thinking it should have AA3 and AA2 missiles, possibly a gun, possibly 2 crew, definitely plenty of range and definintely a comprehensive electronics suite. I'm thinking that it would need to take advantage of tricks like conformal and wingtip missile carriage to make up for Soviet deficiences in engine, aerodynamic and electronic performance. I am aware that the Soviet operate their fighters differently, hence why they built the planes they did. I also know the Mig 23 is their Phantom type plane, but it didn't enter mass prodction until 1972. So please don't tell me these things, I'm interested to see if the Soviets could do it, not why they didn't or did.