|MiG-29 Fulcrum E|
|Origin|| Soviet Union|
|Role||Air superiority fighter|
|Primary user|| Soviet Air Force|
Russian Air Force
|Length||17.37 m (57 ft)|
|Wingspan||11.4 m (37.3 ft)|
|Height||4.73 m (15.6 ft)|
|Loaded weight||15,300 kg (33,730 lb)|
|Maximum speed||3,470 km/h (2,170 mph)|
|Range||1,730 km (1,075 mi)|
|Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X. |
|Appearances||H.A.W.X. (Main, mobile) |
H.A.W.X. 2 (Main, Wii)
The Mikoyan MiG-29 (Russian: Микоян МиГ-29; NATO reporting name: "Fulcrum") is a twin-engine jet fighter aircraft designed in the Soviet Union. Developed by the Mikoyan 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 1982.
While originally oriented towards combat against any enemy aircraft, many MiG-29s have been furnished as multirole fighters capable of performing a number of different operations, and are commonly outfitted to use a range of air-to-surface armaments and precision munitions. The MiG-29 has been manufactured in several major variants, including the multirole Mikoyan MiG-29M and the navalised Mikoyan MiG-29K; the most advanced member of the family to date is the Mikoyan MiG-35. Later models frequently feature improved engines, glass cockpits with HOTAS-compatible flight controls, modern radar and IRST sensors, and considerably increased fuel capacity; some aircraft have also been equipped for aerial refuelling.
The MiG-33 is an upgraded version of the aircraft.