Surely many paid attention to the fact that the engines on Russian fighters are spaced apart, but in American fighter aircraft, they are most often installed close to each other. Let’s deal with this issue in more detail.
I note right away that spaced variants are also encountered on American fighters, for example, on the F-14 (mainly on US fighters, the engines are located close to each other). We can see this, for example, on the MiG-29, Su-57 and the American F-14. So why did the designers come to this decision?