Dreams of Flying
|World Map of MiG-29 Operators.
Dark Blue = current Light Blue = former operators
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The Mikoyan MiG-29 (Russian: Микоян МиГ-29) is a 4th generation jet fighter aircraft designed for an air superiority role in the Soviet Union. Developed in the 1970s by the Mikoyan design bureau, it entered service with the Soviet Air Force in 1983, and remains in use by the Russian Air Force as well as in many other nations.
MiG-29UB – Sparka (two sticks) - Combat-capable trainer version of the fighter. It does not carry radar, but retains dogfight and strike capabilities and can engage targets at 25 -30km range.
|First Flight date||29th April 1981 Pilot: Aviard G. Fastovets|
|Height on ground||4.73m|
|Number built||± 200|
|Normal TOW (take off weight)||14600kg|
|Rate of climb||330m/sec|
|Top speed at 11000m||2230km/h 1385m/h|
|Top speed at sea level||1400km/h 869m/h|
|Subsonic G limit||9.0|
|Air-to-air missiles||R-60M – short range|
|R-73 – short range|
|Effective range on internal fuel at sea level||680km|
|Effective on internal fuel at altitude||1410km|
|Nato Code name||Fulcrum-B|
The MiG-29 has two widely spaced Klimov RD-33 turbofan engines, each rated at 50.0 kN (11,240 lb) dry and 81.3 kN (18,277 lb) in afterburner. The space between the engines generates lift, thereby reducing effective wing loading, to improve manoeuvrability.