Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-29OVT Fulcrum-F (156 White) from the Russian Aircraft Corporation MiG at the ILA 2006, Berlin-Schönefeld (Germany)
(Internationale Luftfahrt-Ausstellung, ILA or International Aviation Exhibition - also known as Berlin Air Show)
The Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-29 (NATO reporting name: Fulcrum) is a jet fighter aircraft designed in the Soviet Union.
Developed by the Mikoyan-Gurevich Design Bureau as an air superiority fighter during the 1970s, the MiG-29, along with the larger Sukhoi Su-27, was developed to counter new American fighters such as the McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle, and the General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon.
The MiG-29 entered service with the Soviet Air Force in 1983. As of 2013, the MiG-29 is in production by the Russian Aircraft Corporation MiG or
RSK MiG (РСК МиГ), a subsidiary of JSC United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) since 2006. About 1600 MiG-29s are currently operational worldwide
and approximately 600 MiG-29s and variants are in service with the Russian Air Force.
The MiG-29OVT (Otklanyayemi Vektor Tyagi or Deflected Thrust Vector) aircraft is one of the six pre-built MiG-29Ms before 1991,
later received thrust-vectoring engine and fly-by-wire technology. It served as a thrust-vectoring engine test-bed and technology demonstrator in various air shows to show future improvement in the MiG-29M. It has identical avionics to the MiG-29M. The only difference in the cockpit layout is an additional switch to turn on vector thrust function. The two RD-133 thrust-vectoring engines, each features unique rotating nozzles which can provide thrust vector deflection in all directions. However, despite its thrust-vectoring, other specifications were not officially emphasized.
The aircraft is usually used as an aerobatic demonstrator.
- Matthijs van Wageningen
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- Friday 19 May 2006
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