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MiG-29 Fulcrum Fighter Bomber

Crew

One - pilot

Manufacturer

RSK MiG and the Irkutsk Aircraft Production Association Joint Stock Company

Operators

Russian Air Force, Indian Air Force, Ukrainian Air Force, Luftwaffe

Maiden Flight

October 1977

Introduced

August 1983

Number Built

1,600

Length

17.32m

Height

4.73m

Wingspan

11.36m

Empty Weight

11,000kg

Normal Take-Off Weight

14,900kg

Maximum Take-Off Weight

18,000kg

Maximum Weight Combat Load

3,000kg

Maximum Fuel

4,300kg

Engine

2 x turbofan RD-33 engines

Thrust

8,300kgf (81.4kN)

Maximum Speed Near Ground

1,500km/h

Maximum Speed at Altitude

2,400km/h

Service Ceiling

18,000m

Flight Range Near Ground

700km

Flight Range at Altitude

1,500km

Take-Off Thrust-to-Weight Ratio

1:12

Maximum Operatioal G-Load

9g

Air Target Detection Range

60km

Ferry Range

2,100km

Range

1,430km

Rate of Climb

330m/s

Maximum Launch Weight

105kg

Warhead

7.3kg, rod type

Guidance

Cooled infrared

Length

2.9m

Diameter

0.17m

Fin Span

0.51m

Maximum Launch Range

20km

Minimum Range of Aft Hemisphere Launch

300m

Target Acceleration g-Load

12g

Kill Probability Against a Fighter Target

0.6

Maximum Target Speed

2,500km/h

Target Altitude

0.02km to 20km

Guidance System R-27R/T

Semi-active radar / infrared

Maximum Launch Range R-27R/T

41km / 32km

Launch Weight R-27R/T

253kg / 245kg

Dimensions (Length x Diameter x Fin Span) R-27R/T

4.08m x 0.23m x 0.97m / 3.8m x 0.23m x 0.97m

Warhead

39kg, rod type

Target g-Load

8g

Fighter Aircraft Target Kill Probability

0.7

Maximum Target Speed

3,500km/h

Target Altitude

0.02km to 27km

Maximum Vertical Separation Carrier Aircraft to Target

10km

Manufacturer

Vympel

Maximum Launch Range

10km

Guidance System

Infrared, with photo detector cooling

Warhead

3.5kg, rod type

Length

2.09m

Diameter

0.12m

Fin Span

0.39m

Kill Probability Against a Fighter

0.5

Target g-Load

12g

Maximum Target Speed

2,500km/h

Target Altitude

0.03km to 20km

Engines

Klimov

Navigation and Communication Systems

Rockwell Collins

Information Friend or Foe (IFF) System

BAE Systems

R-27 Air to Air Missiles

Vympel State Engineering Design Bureau

N-019 Radar

Phazotron Research and Production Company

Helmet-Mounted Sight and Display

Thales
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