Gary's Combat Aircraft Reference Guide

FM 44-80:  MiG-29


Country of Origin: CIS (formerly USSR).
Similar Aircraft: F/A-18 Hornet, F-16 Fighting Falcon, F-15 Eagle, Su-27 Flanker.
Crew: One.
Role: Attack, counterair fighter.
Armament: Missiles, 30-mm gun.
Dimensions: Length: 50 ft, 10 in (15.6 m). Span: 33 ft, 7 in (10.26 m).


Wings: Swept-back and tapered with square tips. LERXs are wide and curved down to the front. LERX begins on the nose below the mid-mount point, and the wings' trailing edges end at a high-mounted point.

Engine(s): Twin jets are mounted low and to the sides of the fuselage. Diagonal-shaped air intakes give a box-like appearance. Large exhausts.

Fuselage: Long, thin, slender body with long, pointed drooping nose. High-mounted bubble canopy.

Tail: Fins have sharply tapered leading edges, canted outward with angular, cutoff tips. Flats are high-mounted on the fuselage, movable, swept-back, and tapered with a negative slant.


Belarus, Bulgaria, CIS, Cuba, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, India, Iran, Iraq, Malasia, Muldova, North Korea, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Syria, Ukraine, Yugoslavia.