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HA6516 MiG-29G (9-12A) 4103, 41st TFS, Baltic Air Policing, Polish Air Force, 2012

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.

On April 26, 2012 the Polish Air Force assumed responsibility for NATO’s Baltic air policing mission while based at Lithuania’s Šiauliai AB. NATO countries rotate through this mission as part of the NATO defence agreement of the region. The Polish Air Force assumed the 4 month mission from the German Air Force JG71 Squadron and deployed 4 MiG-29s as well as 8 pilots and 91 support personnel. One of the MiG-29s was 4103 (c/n 2960526301/3705) from the 41st Tactical Squadron (41.ELT - 41 Eskadra Lotnictwa Taktycznego) of the 22nd Tactical Air Base in Malbork.

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 in)
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