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
MiG-29A Fulcrum 553 as it was seen during Kim Jong-Un’s visit in 2012 to the MiG-29 unit of the
57th Wing, Oncheon AB, near Pyongyang in 2012. The red banners on the fuselage roughly
translated “Kim Il-Sung inspected this aircraft in August 1988, Kim Jong-Il inspected this aircraft in
August 1998 (with his father) and again in February 2008. Some MiG-29s assembled in North
Korea were assigned numbers referring to special events such as 415 for Kim Il-Sung’s birthday
(April 15, 1912) 820 for August 29, 1948 when the KPAAF was formed.
General Specifications Mig-29
Manufacturer – Mikoyan Gurevich
Role – Supersonic Multi-Role Jet Fighter
Entered Service – 1983
Production All Variants – 1,600 +
Crew – 1
Length – 17.32 m (56 ft 10 in)
Wingspan – 11.36 m (37 ft 3 in0
Height – 4.73 m (15 ft 6 in)
Empty – 11,000 kg (24,250 lb)
Loaded – 14,900 kg (33,730 lb)
Maximum Takeoff – 18,000 kg (44,100 lb)
Powerplants – 2 X Klimov RD-33 Afterburning Turbofans Each Producing 81.59 kN (18,342 lbf)
@ 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
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
2 X R-27R/ER/T/ET/P Air-To-Air
4 X R-60 AAMs
4 X R-73 AAMs
6 X 665 kg (1,466 lb) Bombs
|Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series
553, North Korea Air Force, 2015
True 1/72 scale.
Great attention to detail.
All markings are Tampoed (pad applied).
Option to display the model on a stand that is provided.
Model can be shown with the landing gear in the down or up positions.
Optional armament provided, ECM pods.
Canopy can be displayed open or closed.
Pilot figure included.
Extremely heavy metal with a minimum of plastic.
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