Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-29 Fulcrum-A

Pima Air and Space Museum Aircraft

Manufacturer
Mikoyan-Gurevich
Markings
Soviet Air Force, ca. 1990
Designation
MiG-29
Serial Number
Unknown

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-29 Fulcrum-A

Development of the MiG-29 began in the late 1960s to meet the Soviet Union’s requirement for a modern small tactical fighter to replace the MiG-21. The aircraft that emerged in 1977 proved to be a more than worthy successor. Flight testing was still underway in 1982 when the first production aircraft were rushed off the assembly line to match the latest generation of American fighters the F-16 and F/A-18. Like its predecessor the MiG-21 the Fulcrum was widely exported by the Soviet Union with nearly thirty countries using the export version of the MiG-29. The exported aircraft were not as capable as the ones built for Soviet use. They have a less capable radar and lack the ability to drop nuclear weapons. This aircraft was built for the Soviet Air Force and had full electronic and weapons capabilities.

Specifications
Wingspan 37 ft 4 in
Length 56 ft 10 in
Height 15 ft 6 in
Weight 39,000 lbs
Max. Speed 1,320 mph
Service Ceiling 56,000 ft
Range 1,130
Engines Two Izotov R-33D turbofans with 18,300 pounds of thrust
Crew 1