Hobby Master 1-72 Air Power
HA6520 MIG-29A Fulcrum Red 32, 960th FR, Russian Air Force, 1997

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.

Primorsko-Akhtarsk is an air base of the Russian Air Force as part of the 4th Air and Air Defence Forces Army, Southern Military District. Primorsko-Akhtarsk AB has been home to Yeysk aviation school, 960th Training Regiment, 960th Fighter Aviation Regiment and 960th Assault Aviation Regiment. Some of the MiG-29s are former East German aircraft. This Red 32 MiG-29 wears an emblem of the display team “Swifts” that it flies with when not used for active duty. Another marking are the Russian tricolors on the outside of both rudders.

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)