Mig-29 Fulcrum
      The MiG-29, -30 and -33 are known by the NATO code name Fulcrum.  Designed in 1972 as a replacement for the MiG-21 and MiG-23 in the fighter role, the Fulcrum slightly resembles the F-15 in basic configuration, but with the size of the smaller F/A-18. Despite the fact that the MiG-29 was not built with a fly-by-wire flight control system, it still has incredible agility and maneuverability.  The first prototype flew on October 6, 1977 and entered service as the initial 'Fulcrum-A' in 1984. Combat capable two-seat trainers followed shortly thereafter. The 'Fulcrum-C' featured a deeper fairing, which allowed most of the avionics to be moved from the lower fuselage to provide more room for internal fuel. A 'Fulcrum-D' was designed for carrier based use, but was rejected in favor of Sukhoi's carrier borne Su-33 'Flanker'.
      The MiG-29K is the carrier-based fighter used by the Russian Naval Air Force.  The mission of the MiG-29 is to destroy hostile air targets within radar coverage limits and also to destroy ground targets using unguided weapons in visual flight conditions. The aircraft's fixed-wing profile with large wing leading edge root extensions gives good maneuverability and control at subsonic speed including maneuvers at high angles of attack. 
     'Fulcrum' is an impressive aircraft, with good performance, armament and maneuverability, and the ability to use rough airfields. Range is weak point, and later versions were modified to carry more fuel. A navy version has also been flown. The Russian air force prefers the larger Su-27 and its derivatives, but the development of the advanced MiG-29M version has been funded recently.
Mig-29 Fulcrum
Premier Series.  Loaded with weapons.  1/45th scale.  11.5" wingspan x 19.5" long.
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Mig-29 Fulcrum
Standard Series.  1/48th scale.
10.15" wingspan x 14.75" long
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