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HA6514 MIG-29A Fulcrum Red 661, East German Air Force (LSK-NVA), 1990

The MiG-29 is a twin-engine supersonic fourth generation air superiority jet fighter developed in the Soviet Union in the 1970’s. The aircraft entered service with the Soviet Air Force in 1983 and still is in use with them as well as equipping over twenty four other countries over the years. The NATO designation for the MiG-29 is Fulcrum and it was designed to counter the American F-16 and F-18. The MiG-29 was first seen in the West in 1986. The MiG-29 (9-13) is designated the Fulcrum C. In 1988 and 1989 20 MiG-29As and 4 MiG-29UBs entered service with the East German Air Force (Luftstreitkräfte der Nationalen Volksarmee; LSK). Soon after the fall of the Berlin Wall these aircraft became part of the German Luftwaffe until 2003 when all were sold to Poland for one Euro each. While in service with East Germany MiG-29A c/n 2960525114/3503 wore Red 661, with the Luftwaffe it wore 29+06 and with Poland it wore 4107. During the time 29+06 was with the Luftwaffe it was loaned to the U.S. for two years.

General Specifications Mig-29
Manufacturer – Mikoyan Gurevich
Role – Supersonic Multi-Role Jet Fighter
Entered Service – 1983
Production All Variants – 1,600 +
Crew – 1
Dimensions
Length – 17.32 m (56 ft 10 in) Wingspan – 11.36 m (37 ft 3 in0 Height – 4.73 m (15 ft 6 in)
Weight
Empty – 11,000 kg (24,250 lb) Loaded – 14,900 kg (33,730 lb) Maximum Takeoff – 18,000 kg (44,100 lb)
Performance
Powerplants – 2 X Klimov RD-33 Afterburning Turbofans Each Producing 81.59 kN (18,342 lbf)
Maximum Speed
@ Altitude – Mach 2.25 (2,400 km/h) (1,490 mph)
Range – 1,430 km (888 mi) (772 nmi) With Maximum Internal Fuel
Service Ceiling – 18,000 m (59,100 ft)
Rate-Of Climb – 330 m/s (65,000 ft/min)
Ferry Range – 2,100 km ((1,300 mi) (1,130 nmi ) With 1 Drop Tank
Armament
Gun – 1 X 30 mm Gryazev-Shipunov GSh-30-1 Auto-Cannon W/150 Rounds Hardpoints – 7 X (6 Under-Wing, 1 Fuselage Capable Of Carrying Up To 4,000 kg (8,800 lb) Of Various Weapons
Rockets
S-5 S-8 S-24
Missiles
2 X R-27R/ER/T/ET/P Air-To-Air 4 X R-60 AAMs 4 X R-73 AAMs
Bombs
6 X 665 kg (1,466 lb) Bombs