Mig 29 Fulcrum – Soviet Russian Fighter Aircraft
MiG-29 is a 4 TH generation fighter jet aircraft that was designed by the Soviet Union to carryout air supply due to the air superiority it has. It was developed in the 1970s and started operating in 1983. The MiG-29 Fulcrum also known as Tochka Opori in Russian was built with intentions of becoming the single-seat supersonic. It can withstand all-weather, carryout air superiority and it may be the last fighter produced from the Mikoyan Design Bureau.
The main reason for the MiG-29 is to dismantle the air targets from distance of 60 to 200 kilometers along all altitudes, profiles, under any weather, and conditions. It has advanced versions capable of taking the air-to-ground operations. This makes it possible to optimized attacks on static and motion targets when the motions are guided.
There are developments that have taken place in MiG-29 in order to meet the target of a Light Frontline Fighter Project. This included the new operational requirement to replace MiG-21 and MiG-23 to improve the air defense air forces. It led to the production of lightweight fighter to increase the operations under air superiority.
The very first operational unit took place in August 1983. Since then there have been more multi-role upgrades that have taken place through the MiG-29M prototypes. One of the advancements has been in the two under slung engines that have variable inlets. It had a design that could sustain 9 G’s, multimode Pulse-Doppler radar, fire-control and electronic warfare systems.
MiG-29 has turbojet engines, it is so powerful, has mass ratio, and great aerodynamic form for improved visibility from the cockpit. The jet cam perform moves and strategies or aerobatics such as flying Inverted, Hammer Head, Roll, Loop, and low Pass among others. You can have aerobatic package experience with Mig 29 from the various aviation companies to get an experience of a lifetime. It has full cockpit’s displays and instrumentation that act as guide when flying the jet.
MiG-29 operates by moving up to a maximum altitude, then the fighter jet descends to an altitude of 5 and 6 km. When you get to this altitude then the pilot begins to display his aerobatics. The aerobatics are performed within a wide area in the sky to allow for adequate performance. This can be done as form of air show. During this time you should communicate with pilot in case there may be need for modification of your programs. The flexibility of the jet enables you to adjust your program based on the way you are feeling.
* Maximum speed: Mach 1.225 or 1500km/h, at altitude up to Mach 2.3
* Range: 3000km with external fuel, with internal 1430km
* Ferry range: 1,800 nmi (2,070 mi, 3,330 km)
* Service ceiling: 50,000+ ft (15,000+ m)
* Crew: 1
* Length: 17.32m (56ft 10in)
* Wingspan: 44 ft 8½ in (13.62 m)
* Height: 15 ft 6in (4.73 m)
* Wing area: 409 ft^2 (38 m^2)
* Max takeoff weight: 43,430 lb (19,700 kg)
* Powerplant: * Uses Two 49,4 kN dry and 81.4kN with afterburn RD-33 turbofans