Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-29 "Fulcrum"Edit
The Mikoyan MiG-29 is a fourth-generation jet fighter aircraft designed in the Soviet Union for an air superiority role. Developed in the 1970s by the Mikoyan design bureau, it entered service with the Soviet Air Force in 1983, and remains in use by the Russian Air Force as well as in many other nations. The NATO name "Fulcrum" was sometimes unofficially used by Soviet pilots in service.
The MiG-29, along with the Sukhoi Su-27, was developed to counter new American fighters such as the McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle, and the General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon.
Initial production version; entered service in 1983.
- Tech Level: 6
- Damage Base: 18
- Min./Max. Airspeed: 3/26
- Maneuver (Loaded): 2 (5)
- Aerobatic (Loaded): 1 (-2)
- Defence (Loaded): 17 (14)
- Climb Rate (Loaded): 3 (2)
- Shallow/Steep/Power/Vertical Dives: 2/4/6/8
- Operational Ceiling: 10
- Stores External/Pylon/Internal: 5/2/0
- Guns: 1x30mm Cannon
- Cost: 1224
- Maintenance Cost: 98
MiG-29 variant with an enlarged fuselage spine containing additional fuel, a Gardeniya active jammer, an increased external weapons load of 4,000 kg, and provision for two underwing fuel tanks. Radar upgraded to N019ME, providing an ability to track 10 targets and engage 2 simultaneously. Compatible with the Vympel R-77 (AA-12 "Adder") air-to-air missile.