Third prototype MiG-29 (03). First flight: 1977

Photos from the personal collection of Kostas Panitsidis


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Name at NATO: MiG-29 (9-12) FULCRUM

A fourth-generation single-seat supersonic tactical fighter powered by two RD-33 8,300-kgf turbofans. The MiG-29s prototype made its maiden flight on 6 October, 1977. The fighter has been series-produced at the MiG Russian Aircraft Corporation’s Voronin Production Centre since 1982 with the MiG-29UB twin-seat combat trainer having been manufactured at the Sokol aircraft plant (Nizhny Novgorod) since 1985. As of 2001, the total of around 1,500 aircraft of all versions have been made, of which over 400 were exported to nearly twenty countries, while the rest of them have been operated by the Russian Air Force as well as by five CIS air forces too. 

MiG-29 (9-12) Fulcrum


Equipment:
A radar N019 Doppler type with the capability of target aiming, low firing and other features. Detection range + 90 km. Range for target jamming 60-80 km. Number of detected and tracked targets 10. Number of simultaneous attacks against targets 2-4.

The MiG-29 served as the base for deriving the following versions: the MiG-29UB twin-seat combat trainer (its maiden flight was on 29 April, 1981, as of 2001 about 200 aircraft have been made with the production being carried on); MiG-29M upgraded fighter featuring the new fire control system and a range of serious improvements, its maiden flight was made on 26 April, 1986 with six planes built during 1986-1991); MiG-29S and MiG-29SE singleseaters boasting improved radars and RVV-AE air-to-air missiles (series-built since 1992); MiG-29SD-a version of the MiG-29 made for the Malaysian Air Force and equipped with the in-flight refuelling system and a range of other improvements; MiG-29SM-a MiG-29 version design to deliver precision strikes against ground targets (1995); etc. 

 


THREE-VIEW DRAWING

MiG-29 (9-12) Fulcrum

 


TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

DESIGNER
OKB MiG
COUNTRY
Russia
TYPE
Fighter
CREW
1
POWER-PLANT
Two bypass engine, RD-33D
Thrust, kg
2 x 8.300
Thrust-to-weight ratio
1,11
DIMENSIONS
 
Length, m
15,95
Length+ Pitot, m
17,32
Height, m
4,73
Wing span, m
11,36
Wing area, m2
35,2
WEIGHT
 
Maximum take-off, kg
18.480
Normal take-off, kg
15.000
Empty aircraft, kg
12.000
PERFORMANCE
 
Maximum speed, km/h
2.450
Max speed in low height, km/h
1.500
Cruising speed, km/h
2.300
Rate of climb, m/s
330
Service ceiling, m
18.000
Combat range, km
710
Range, km
2.500
Maximum overload, g
9
ARMAMENT 30 mm cannon GSh-301 (150 rounds). Warload - 2.000-3.000 kg.
4-6 x R-60M or  R-73, 2 x R-27RE or R-77, 6 x R-77. in 4 (6 on MIG-29S) hardpoints 250 or 500 kg bombs UR 57, 80, 122 and 240 mm (40 or 80 S-8 -80 mm, 2-4 S-24B - 240 mm) or 4  pods  KMGU-2.
Kh-25M, anti-ship missile  Kh-35.
AFT 1500l and 2 AFT 800 l or 1150 ltr.

 


PHOTOS  MiG-29 (01) Fulcrum, Central Air Force Museum Monino  2007 (Russian)


 

MiG-29 (01) Fulcrum, Central Air Force Museum Monino  2007 (Russian)


 

MiG-29 Fulcrum, International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2007 (Russian)


 

MiG-29 (9-13) Fulcrum, Oleg Antonov State Aviation Museum 2008 (Ukraine)

 
 

MiG-29 (9-13) Fulcrum, Oleg Antonov State Aviation Museum 2008 (Ukraine)


 

MiG-29 Fulcrum, International Aviation and Salon Aviasvit-XXI 2008 (Ukraine)

 

 

MiG-29 Fulcrum, International Aviation and Salon Aviasvit-XXI 2012 (Ukraine)

 


VIDEO

MiG-29 Fulcrum– Aviasvit – XXI, Ukraine, Kyiv 2012
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