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MiG-29 FULCRUM

Specifications
Country of Origin
CIS (formerly USSR)
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  • MANUFACTURER Moscow Air Production Organization
    TYPE
  • all-weather
  • single-seat counter-air fighter
  • attack capability
  • Crew One
    Power Plant Two Klimov/Sarkisov RD-33 turbofans
    Thrust 22,200 pounds
    Wingspan 36 feet and 5 inches
    Height 15 feet and 6.25 inches
    Length 56 feet and 10 inches
    Weight (empty): 24,030 pounds
    Maximum Speed Mach 2.3, 1,520 mph
    Ceiling 18400 meters
    Cruise range 905 nm
    In-Flight Refueling No
    Internal Fuel 4000kg
    Payload 4000kg
    Sensors Slot Back radar, IRST,RWR, Balistic bombsight
    Drop Tanks Drop tank with 800kg of fuel for 90 nm range
    Ferry tank with 1500kg of fuel for 255nm range
    Armament
  • One 30mm GSh-30L cannon with 150 rounds
    Six AAMs including a mix of SARH and
  • AA- 8 Aphid (R60)
  • AA-10 Alamo (R27T)
  • AA-11 Archer (R73)
  • FAB 500-M62, FAB-1000, TN-100, ECM Pods, S-24
  • AS-12, AS-14
  • User Countries
  • Russia
  • Belarus
  • Bulgaria
  • CIS
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Czech Republic
  • Germany
  • Hungary
  • India
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Kazakhstan
  • Malaysia
  • Moldova
  • North Korea
  • Poland
  • Romania
  • Slovakia
  • Syria
  • Turkemenistan
  • Ukraine
  • Uzbekistan
  • Yemen
  • Yugoslavia
  • Year adoption: 1984
    Wingspan, m 11.36
    The length of the plane with the rod HDPE, m 17.32
    Height, m 4.73
    Wing area, m2 38.0
    Weight, kg
    - Empty aircraft 10900
    - Normal take-off 15240
    - Maximum take-off 18480
    The maximum amount of fuel 4200
    engine type 2 turbofan RD-33
    Thrust, kgf:
    - Forced 2 x 8300
    - Unforced 2 x 5100
    The maximum speed, km / h.
    - on high 2450 (M = 2.3)
    - Near ground 1300
    The maximum rate of climb, m / min 19800
    The take-off speed, km / h 220
    Landing speed, km / h 235
    Service ceiling, m 17000
    Practical range, km.
    - Without PTB 1500
    - One of the PTB 2100
    - Three PTB 2900
    The length of the run, m
    - Without afterburner 600-700
    - With afterburner 260
    length of the path with a brake parachute, m 600
    Max. operation overload 9 g
    Armament:
    • Single-barreled 30-mm cannon GSH-301 (ammunition 150 rounds, rate of 1500 rds / min) in the left wing root influx.
    • Combat load - 3000 kg.
    • To combat air targets at six underwing nodes MiG-29 can be installed
    • 6 SD melee P-60M, or short-range R-73 IR seeker,
    • 4 UR melee and 2 SD medium-range R-27RE with radar or R-27TE with infrared guidance system, or P-77.
    • 6 SD medium-range R-77.
    • For action against ground targets aircraft could bomb caliber 250 and 500 kg in the four nodes external suspension (MiG-29S - six).
    • NAR gauge blocks 57, 80, 122 and 240 mm (C-8 -80 mm, 40 or 80 pieces. and C-24B - 240 mm 2 or 4 pcs.) or 4 small cargo containers unified KMGU-2.
    • It can use SD-class "air-surface" X-25M radar c passive, semi-active laser and radio command guidance and subsonic antiship missile Kh-35. ventral tank of 1500 liters and two underwing tank of 800 liters or 1150 liters.

    Basic Performance
                                              MiG-29    MiG-33     F-16C     F-18C
    Take-off weight (full fuel, AAMs), kg     15,300    15,700    12,004    16,800
    Thrust with afterburners,          kgf    2*8,300   2*8,800  1*12,518   2*7,620
    Max. speed at sea level,          km/h    1,500      1,500     1,470     1,300
    Max. speed at high altitude,      km/h    2,450      2,500     1,890     1,900
    Range w/out drop tanks at low level, km    710        900       800       950
    Range w/out drop tanks at altitude, km    1,500      2,000     2,000     2,200
    Thrust-to-weight ratio                    1.09:1     1.15:1    1.04:1    0.86:1
    Max. g load                                 9          9         9         9
    Rate of climb, m/s                         252        234       194       210
    Turn rate, degree/s                        23.5       22.8      21.5       20
    High-speed interception range, km          345        410       389       370
    Low-level penetration mission range, km    340        385       400       372
    Radar aerial target detection range
                             (RCS=3sqm), km   60-70        80       50-60    60-65
    Maximum AAM launch range, head-on           60         50        45        48
                              tail-on           27         20        18        18
    Number of weapons hardpoints                6          9          9        8
    Bomb load, tonne                            4         4.5        ...      4.3
    Combat readiness coefficient                0.9       0.9        0.8      0.85
    Maintenance man-hours per flight hour      11.3      11.0         1    8  16-18
    Mean time between failures
     in the air and on the ground, hour        13.6       7.3        2.9       3.7
    Airframe lifetime, hours                   7,000     7,000      8,000     8,000
    Relative cost                               0.7       0.8        0.7       1.0
    



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