Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-29 Fulcrum

air-superiority fighter with secondary air-to-ground capability
Max Speed
1,318 kt / 1,518 mph
Max Range
1,500 km / 932 miles
span 11.36 m / 37 ft 3.75 in length 17.32 m / 56 ft 10 in height 4.7 m / 15 ft 6 in
empty 10,900 kg / 24,030 lb max. take-off 18,500 kg / 40,785 lb
two 8300-kg (18,298-lb) afterburning thrust Sarkisov RD-33 turbofans
one 30-mm GSh-30-1 cannon with 150 rounds; provision for 3000 kg (6,614 lb) of disposable stores, including up to six AAMs, bombs, cluster bombs, rocket-launcher pods, large-calibre rockets, drop tanks and ECM pods, carried on six external hardpoints
Algeria, Azerbaijan, Angola, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Belarus, Bulgaria, Sri Lanka ((Ordered)), Cuba, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Hungary, India, Iran, North Korea, Kazakhstan, Lebanon (10 being donated by Russia), Slovakia, Moldova, Malaysia, Peru, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Sudan, Syria, Ukraine, United States, Uzbekistan, Yemen
Aircraft Overview:

One of the greatest combat aircraft of all time, development of the MiG-29 was initiated with the goal of creating a fighter with such exceptional performance, that any western examples would be severely outclassed. During the new interceptor’s first flight, it proved itself able to combat, if not outperform the F/A-18 Hornet and the equally legendary F-16 Fighting Falcon. Despite the fall of the USSR, MiG-29s saw no loss in export popularity to many countries in need of good fighters to replace outdated ones or compensate for the lack of pilot ability. Although MiG-29s in reality have never been very effective in air battles, that's mainly due to poor pilot ability, or as in Iraq's case, being greatly outnumbered in battle. The secret to the MiG-29's success was that it was highly maneuverable and allowed the pilot to use his skill and judgment in battle, a feature not found (or encouraged) in many earlier Soviet types.

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