MiG-29, A.I.Mikoyan/M.I.Gurevich 'Fulcrum'

(40k, 34k, 48k) old WEB photos from lost sources
(24k) 9-01, early pre-production MiG-29 at Monino AF Museum by Paul Nann

medium-sized air superiority fighter. 'Fulcrum' is an impressive aircraft, with good performance, armament and maneuverability, and the ability to use rough airfields. Range is weak point, and later versions were modified to carry more fuel. A navalized version has also been flown. The Russian air force prefers the larger Su-27 and its derivatives, but the development of the advanced MiG-29M version has been funded recently.
  • DOO Flightsimulator page by Oleg Devjatkin;
  • MiG-29 Fulcrum
  • References:Links:Gallery:
  • "Russia's Top Guns" pp.59-63;
  • MiG-29 at Virtual Aircraft Museum
  • MAKS-97 overview
  • MiG-29 at 'Novik'
  • Su-7B at Watson's Military Page
  • MiG-29
  • MiG-29 'Fulcrum'
  • Collection of MiG-29 and other photos (taken by Andrej Pechenkin)
  • MiG Adventure by Mike Saemisch, who experienced flying MiG-29 on commercial basis with the 'Incredible Adventure' company.

  • Yugoslav MiG-29 by Sasha Bosanac
    Technical data
    Type MiG-29 'Fulcrum-A'
    Function fighter
    Year 1985
    Crew 1
    Engines 2*81.4kN Tumanski RD-33
    Wing Span 11.36m
    Length 17.32m
    Height 4.73m
    Empty Weight 11,000kg
    Maximum Weight 15,000kg
    Speed Mach 2.3 (2,450km/h at max altitude)
    Ceiling 17,000m
    Range 2,100km
    Armament 1*g30mm
    6 pylons for assorted missiles or guided weapons
    Prototypes/Developments/Modifications :
  • 9-01, one of pre-production versions; later nosewheel gear was redesigned;
  • MiG-29UB, 2-sit trainer; (34k)

    If you like mid-air accidents (I do not!) - See collection of MiG-29 crushes at Fairford Airshow Page;
  • MiG-33;
  • MiG-29K, naval version of MiG-29.

    (42k) from Paul Nann's Collection;
    Other WEB sightings:
  • MiG-29 at the Virtual Aircraft Museum;
  • MiG-29 at Evgeni's Red Star Combat Aircraft Page;
  • MiG-29 at Yanko's Russian Weapons Catalog; (added 8/18/97)
  • Article in the 'Military Parade' magazine, dedicated to Soviet/Russian aircraft carriers. Some information on shipborn aircraft.
    Modified March 23, 1996
    by Alexandre Savine;
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