Designed to a 1972 requirement intended to replace the MiG-21, MiG-23, Su-15 and Su-17 with the Soviet air force, the MiG-29, originally revealed in a US satellite photograph and designated 'Ram-L', made its first flight on 6 October 1977. After many design changes the first deliveries of 'Fulcrum As' were made to Soviet Frontal Aviation in 1983 and the type was declared operational early in 1985.
The first hard information became available when the aircraft was examined by Western authorities during an exchange visit to Finland by a MiG-29 unit in 1986. Configured similarly to its F/A-18 Hornet rival, the supersonic and extremely agile MiG-29 has a highly swept (45°) low-mounted wing above twin reheated turbofan engines buried in the fuselage but under the wing. The tail-plane has two vertical and two horizontal stabilisers. A conventional landing gear has twin steerable nosewheels and large single low-pressure mainwheels.
More than 600 MiG-29s are now in service with the former Soviet forces, and the type has been exported to Cuba, Czechoslovakia, East Germany (now serving with the Luftwaffe), Iran, Iraq, North Korea, Poland, Romania, Syria, Yugoslavia and India, where the type is licence-built by Hindustan Aeronautics for the air force as the Baez (Eagle).
|2 x Klimov RD-33, 81.4kN
| Take-off weight
| Empty weight
|37 ft 5 in
|57 ft 9 in
|15 ft 5 in
| Wing area
|409.03 sq ft
| Max. speed
| Range w/max.fuel
| Range w/max payload
|1 x 30mm cannon, 3000kg of weapons
|A three-view drawing (1687 x 1300)
|Vahe David Demirjian, e-mail, 05.08.2020 06:16
The most infamous exploit of the MiG-29 came on February 24, 1996, when two MiG-29s shot down two Cessna 337 Skymaster planes in use with the Cuban exile humanitarian group Hermanos al Rescate (Brothers to the Rescue) that were planning to drop anti-communist leaflets over Havana to sway the Cuban people to rise up against Fidel Castro. Four men were killed in the shootdown (a third Skymaster, piloted by the BTTR founder Jose Basulto, a veteran of the Bay of Pigs invasion, was lucky to escape being downed). The shootdown was deliberate like the KAL Flight 007, because Castro saw the BTTR shootdown as an act of self-defense against supposedly unlawful incursions by Cuban American groups into Cuban airspace. The Trump administration's rushed activation of Title III of Helms-Burton (this action has led to few lawsuits so far) is a long-term consequence of the shootdown, one of the many reasons brought up by most Cuban Americans as to why Fidel Castro should never have been born.
|Areios Defense, e-mail, 21.07.2017 23:11
Areios Defense can supply the Mig-29 to clients.
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|shambhu kumar gupta, e-mail, 06.02.2011 12:12
|katerosk, e-mail, 17.10.2010 14:49
My favorite fighting aircraft.
|Ankur Singh, e-mail, 10.10.2010 11:54
I'm from India n waana built a MIG29 or MIG33 model......
Would u Help me n send me detail regarding this project.
I would be thankful if you help me in this project!!!!!!
Though being a Computer Science Stud I've keen interest in this field.......
Plz do rply. . . . .
|Kiril, e-mail, 05.04.2010 01:30
I am able to offer demilitarized MiG-29s for sale to civil buyers. Contact me for more information.
|Jagtai, 11.03.2010 21:23
Love the appearance of this fighter - like a bird of prey.
|wan, e-mail, 11.03.2010 03:01
the great fighting aircraft
|Swarón, e-mail, 14.02.2010 02:27
you forget two models, the mig 31 fox hound, and the mig 33 super fulcrum, you must add these models to complete the files of the develops of Mikoyan gurevich
|Terry, e-mail, 06.02.2010 12:49
Those American MiG-29s were originally put on the open market by I think Moldovia, and were purchased by the US to keep them from various bad guys ie. Iraq
|Gary Eubanks, e-mail, 10.01.2010 22:30
Prior to the Soviet Union collapsing, the Navy Top Gun School was at Miramar in Ca. They used A-4's and F-5's for the aggressor squadron. Top Gun merged with the Strike Warfare School (bombing) at Fallon Naval Air Station in Northern Nevada. After The Wall fell the Russkies are so broke they'll do or sell anything for a buck. Anybody can go to Fallon and see all the MIG 29's you want on the flight line painted up just like the nasty boys. They put on a public air show once a year and you can see mock dogfights between our best stuff and the Russkies.
Bob Dylan sang it long ago, "Oh The Times They Are A Changin'"
|Kiril, e-mail, 04.10.2009 18:10
I can supply Russian demilitarized Mig-29 for sale to civil buyers. Contact me for more information.
|dejan, e-mail, 22.06.2009 12:15
Serbia had more than 4 MIG 29 planes, but today has only one, the rest was destroyed in NATO operation mercifull angel in 1999.
|cobra, e-mail, 17.02.2009 07:07
Let me know more detail about armament configuration.
|ramy, e-mail, 12.11.2008 18:07
|Ali Rida, 06.11.2008 02:35
Check the weights pls
|max, e-mail, 12.10.2008 17:23
who want tell me how much cost mig29??because serbia have 4 planes mig 29
|giancarlo, e-mail, 03.04.2008 08:00
i would like to know how many versions of the mig-29 there are, like the su-27
|Doan, e-mail, 31.01.2007 22:06
yeah i am making a procejct fot the MIG-29 and i need your help.I would priciate ig u send me some web our some kined of materials 4 the construction of this aircraft.i hope we ll be in touch
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