Mikoyan MiG-29

Mikoyan MiG-29 is a fourth-generation jet fighter aircraft designed in the Soviet Union for an air superiority role. In the 1970s Developed by the Mikoyan design bureau. The MiG-29, along with the Sukhoi Su-27, was developed to counter new American aircraft fighters.

Role : Air-superiority fighter, multirole fighter
National origin : Soviet Union, Russia
Manufacturer : Mikoyan
First flight : 6 October 1977
Introduced : August 1983
Status : Active service
Primary users : Russian Air Force, Indian Air Force, Ukrainian Air Force, Uzbekistan Air Force
Produced : 1982–present
Number built : 1,600+
Unit cost : US$29 million
Variants : Mikoyan MiG-29M, Mikoyan MiG-29K, Mikoyan MiG-35

Mikoyan MiG-29 Specifications

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Length: 17.37 m (57 ft)
  • Wingspan: 11.4 m (37 ft 3 in)
  • Height: 4.73 m (15 ft 6 in)
  • Wing area: 38 m² (409 ft²)
  • Empty weight: 11,000 kg (24,250 lb)
  • Loaded weight: 16,800 kg (37,000 lb)
  • Max takeoff weight: 21,000 kg (46,300 lb)
  • Powerplant: 2 × Klimov RD-33 afterburning turbofans, 8,300 kgf (81.4 kN, 18,300 lbf) each

Performance

  • Maximum speed: Mach 2.25 (2,400 km/h, 1,490 mph) At low altitude: Mach 1.25 (1,500 km/h, 930 mph)
  • Range: 1,430 km (772 nmi, 888 mi) with maximum internal fuel
  • Ferry range: 2,100 km (1,300 mi) with 1 drop tank
  • Service ceiling: 18,013 m (59,100 ft)
  • Rate of climb: initial 330 m/s average 109 m/s 0–6000 m (65,000 ft/min)
  • Wing loading: 442 kg/m² (90.5 lb/ft²)
  • Thrust/weight: 1.01

Armament

  • 1 x 30 mm GSh-30-1 cannon with 150 rounds
  • 7 Hard points: 6 x pylons under-wing, 1 x under fuselage
  • Up to 3,500 kg (7,720 lb) of weapons including six air-to-air missiles — a mix of semi-active radar homing (SARH) and AA-8 “Aphid”, AA-10 “Alamo”, AA-11 “Archer”, AA-12 “Adder”, FAB 500-M62, FAB-1000, TN-100, ECM Pods, S-24, AS-12, AS-14

Avionics

  • Phazotron N019, N010 radars
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