MiG-29 Fulcrum documentary by Wings of Russia

The Mikoyan fighters in a nice Wings of Russia documentary.

A nice Wings of Russia documentary about the successful development of Mikoyan Design Bureau/MiG Corporation – from the MiG-1 to the newer 4+ generation MiG-29 variants like the MiG-29KUV and the 4++ generation MiG-35.

Wings of Russia: Take off into the future 1/2

Wings of Russia: Take off into the future 2/2

New MiG-29 variants: MiG-29KUB and MiG-35

MiG-29KUB and MiG-35

 

  1. KAB-500Kr TV-guided bomb
  2. Kh-35E (AS-20 Kayak) subsonic anti-ship missile
  3. Kh-31A / Kh-31P anti-ship missile with active seeker
  4. R-27ER1 extended-range air-to-air semi-active-radar missile
  5. R-27ET1 extended-range air-to-air infrared missile
  6. RVV-AE medium range air-to-air active radar-guided missile
  7. 3M-14E / 3M-54E1 land attack cruise missile / anti-ship missile
  8. Kh-29T TV-guided missile
  9. KAB-500LG laser-guided bomb

Mikoyan MiG-29K/KUB Fulcrum-D

The Mikoyan MiG-29K/KUB is a 4+ generation carrier-based multirole fighter jet (now on the official MiG website also classified as 4++).  The MiG-29K has hands-on-throttle-and-stick control (HOTAS), multi-function radar and very modern cockpit displays. Also, the weaponry is very modern (see image above).

The program was not successful until the Indian Navy were interested in that carrier-based fighter jet after they bought a former Soviet aircraft carrier Admiral Gorshkov (now recommissioned as INS Vikramaditya).

The Russian Navy preferred the Sukhoi Su-27K, but the Mikoyan Design Bureau did not stop developing the MiG-29K variant despite a lack of financing after the financial crisis following the end of the Soviet Union. The smaller MiG-29 has an advantage over the Su-27 as a carrier-based fighter jet as it uses less valuable space in the aircraft carrier.

Mikoyan MiG-35 Fulcrum-F

The Mikoyan MiG-35 is a 4++ generation variant of the MiG-29 based on MiG-29M2 and the MiG-29K/KUB. Due to the 30% increased maximum take off weight, the MiG-35 is now classed as a medium-weight aircraft. The MiG-35 fighter jet has improved avionics and weapon systems.

 

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