Mikoyan Gurevich MiG 29 Fulcrum: Russian Fighter Jet by Bulgarian Air Force
The Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-29 "Fulcrum" (Микояна и Гуревича
МиГ-29) is a military jet fighter aircraft designed in the Soviet Union.
This is the Bulgarian Air Force MiG-29 that made a solo flight during the
Sofia AirShow on October 10th, 2014.
The pilot is the commander of Bulgarian Air Force Major General Rumen
Thumbnail photo by Alberto Celsan.
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MiG 29K LANDING on Admiral Gorshkov Aircraft Carrier RARE VIDEO
The Mikoyan MiG-29 (Russian: Микоян МиГ-29; NATO reporting name:
"Fulcrum") is a fourth-generation 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 1983.
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, considerably increased fuel capacity; some
aircraft have also been equipped for aerial refuelling.
The Russian Air Force (Russian: Военно-воздушные cилы
России, tr. Voyenno-Vozdushnye Sily Rossii) is the aerial warfare
service branch of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. It is
currently under the command of Lieutenant General Viktor Bondarev. The
Russian Navy has its own air arm, the Russian Naval Aviation, which is the
former Soviet Aviatsiya Voyenno Morskogo Flota ("Naval Aviation"), or
The Air Force was formed from parts of the former Soviet Air Forces after
the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991--92. Boris Yeltsin's creation
of the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation on 7 May 1992, can be
taken as a convenient formation date for the new Air Force. Since that
time, the Air Force has suffered severe setbacks due to lack of resources,
and has constantly shrunk in size. Since Vladimir Putin became President of
the Russian Federation however, much more money has been allocated to the
Armed Forces as a whole.
Russia Listeni/ˈrʌʃə/ or /ˈrʊʃə/ (Russian: Россия, tr.
Rossiya, IPA: [rɐˈsʲijə] ( listen)), also officially known as the
Russian Federation (Russian: Российская Федерация,
tr. Rossiyskaya Federatsiya, IPA: [rɐˈsʲijskəjə
fʲɪdʲɪˈrat͡sɨjə] ( listen)), is a country in northern Eurasia.
It is a federal semi-presidential republic, comprising 83 federal subjects.
From northwest to southeast, Russia shares land borders with Norway,
Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland (both with Kaliningrad
Oblast), Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, China,
Mongolia, and North Korea. It shares maritime borders with Japan by the Sea
of Okhotsk and the U.S. state of Alaska across the Bering Strait. At
17,075,400 square kilometres (6,592,800 sq mi), Russia is the largest
country in the world, covering more than one-eighth of the Earth's
inhabited land area. Russia is also the world's ninth most populous nation
with 143 million people as of 2012. Extending across the entirety of
northern Asia and much of Eastern Europe, Russia spans nine time zones and
incorporates a wide range of environments and landforms.
An aircraft carrier is a warship with a full-length flight deck and
facilities for carrying, arming, deploying and recovering aircraft, acting
as a seagoing airbase. Aircraft carriers allow a naval force to project
airpower worldwide without having to depend on local bases for staging
aircraft operations. They have evolved from converted cruisers to
nuclear-powered warships that can carry many fighters, strike aircraft,
helicopters and other types. There is no single definition of an "aircraft
carrier". Within modern navies, many variants are in use. These are
sometimes classed as sub-types of aircraft carrier and sometimes as
distinct types of aviation-capable ship. They may be classified
according to the type of aircraft they carry and the operational emphasis
they are assigned.
An aircraft carriers is typically the capital ship of a fleet, as it allows
a naval force to project airpower worldwide without having to depend on
local bases for staging aircraft operations, and is extremely expensive to
build and important to protect. Admiral Sir Mark Stanhope, former head of
the Royal Navy, has said that "To put it simply, countries that aspire to
strategic international influence have aircraft carriers".
Today's aircraft carriers are so expensive that nations which operate them
risk significant political, economic, and military ramifications if a
carrier was lost, or even used in conflict. Lacking the firepower of other
warships, carriers by themselves are considered vulnerable to attack by
other ships, aircraft, submarines, or missiles.
WORLDS FASTEST AIRCRAFT in service today Russian Mig 31 Foxhound
An aircraft is a machine that is able to fly by gaining support from the
air, or, in general, the atmosphere of a planet. It counters the force of
gravity by using either static lift or by using the dynamic lift of an
airfoil, or in a few cases the downward thrust from jet engines.
The human activity that surrounds aircraft is called aviation. Crewed
aircraft are flown by an onboard pilot, but unmanned aerial vehicles may be
remotely controlled or self-controlled by onboard computers. Aircraft may
be classified by different criteria, such as lift type, propulsion, usage
The Mikoyan MiG-31 (Russian: Микоян МиГ-31; NATO reporting name:
Foxhound) is a supersonic interceptor aircraft developed to replace the
MiG-25 "Foxbat". The MiG-31 was designed by the Mikoyan design bureau based
on the MiG-25.
Like the MiG-25, MiG-31 is a large twin-engine aircraft with side-mounted
air intakes, a shoulder-mounted wing with an aspect ratio of 2.94, and twin
vertical tailfins. Unlike the MiG-25, it has two seats, with the rear
occupied by a dedicated weapon systems officer.
The wings and airframe of the MiG-31 are stronger than those of the MiG-25,
permitting supersonic flight at low altitudes. Its D30-F6 jet engine, rated
at 152 kN thrust, allow a maximum speed of Mach 1.23 at low altitude.
High-altitude speed is temperature-redlined to Mach 2.83—the
thrust-to-drag ratio is sufficient for speeds in excess of Mach 3, but such
speeds pose unacceptable hazards to engine and airframe life in routine
MiG-31 is limited to only 5 g at supersonic speeds. At combat weight,
its wing loading is marginal and its thrust to weight ratio is favorable.
However, it is not designed for close combat or rapid turning.
The MiG-31 was the world's first operational fighter with a passive
electronically scanned array radar (PESA), the Zaslon S-800. Its maximum
range against fighter-sized targets is approximately 200 km (125 mi), and
it can track up to 10 targets and simultaneously attack four of them with
its Vympel R-33 missiles. It is claimed to have limited astern coverage,
possibly due to drag chute housing above and between the engines. The radar
is matched with an infrared search and tracking (IRST) system in a
retractable undernose fairing.
Adopted in 1981
the range detection of air targets: 200 km (for the purpose of with the
radar cross-section of 19 m² on a collision angles with probability 0.5)
target detection distance with radar cross-section of 3 m² in the rear
within 35 km with a probability of 0.5 ()
number of detected targets: 24
the number of targets for attack: 8
the range of automatic tracking: 120 km
detection of thermal goals - 56 km
The basic differences between versions МиГ-31БМ:
The onboard radar complex MiG-31БМ is capable of simultaneously detecting
24 air targets, 8 of which can be simultaneously attacked by missiles
R-33S. Achieved a possibility to intercept targets flying at a speed
corresponding to M=6, improved other characteristics of the
Modernized variants of the aircraft can be equipped with radar missiles
Kh-31S, Kh-25MP or Kh-25МПУ (up to six units), anti-ship UR Kh-31A (up
to six), class missiles air-to-surface Kh-29 and Kh-59 (up to three) or
X-59M (up to two units), up to six corrected air bombs KAB-1500 or eight
KAB-500 with television or laser-guided. Maximum mass of payload is to 9000
The MiG-31M-, MiG-31D-, and MiG-31BS-standard aircraft have an upgraded
Zaslon-M radar, with larger antenna and greater detection range (said to be
400 km (250 mi) against AWACS-size targets) and the ability to attack
multiple targets — air and ground — simultaneously. The Zaslon-M has a
1.4m diameter (larger) antenna, 50% to 100% better performance than Zaslon.
In April 1994 it was used with an R-37 to hit a target at 300 km
distance. It has a search range 400 km versus a 19/20 sq m
RCS target and can track 24 targets at once, engaging six(282 km
The aircraft is a two-seater with the rear seat occupant controlling the
radar. Although cockpit controls are duplicated across cockpits, it is
normal for the aircraft to be flown only from the front seat. The pilot
flies the aircraft by means of a centre stick and left hand throttles. The
rear cockpit has only two small vision ports on the sides of the canopy. It
is argued that the presence of the WSO (Weapon Systems Operator) in the
rear cockpit improves aircraft effectiveness since the WSO is entirely
dedicated to radar operations and weapons deployment. This decreases the
workload of the pilot and increases efficiency. Both cockpits are fitted
with zero/zero ejection seats which allow the crew to eject at any altitude
It has been claimed by Russian Federation Defence Ministry chief Colonel
Thrust SSC -over the sound barrier !
October 1997, UK managed to break the sound barrier on earth, using the
fantastic Thrust SSC vehicule. I made this video because there was too few
videos about this remarkable event on the web. (music credits: Spa 24 hours
- Stephen Baysted)
MIKOYAN MIG 29M OVT Vectored Thrust Demo - Farnborough (airshowvision)
Quite simply one of the most legendary fast jet demos of recent years,
showing the possibilities available to a pilot when he has 360 degrees of
Vectored Thrust to play with.
This aircraft is one of the Mig29M prototypes, retro fitted with 360 degree
thrust vectoring nozzles, enabling it to turn within its' own axis and
produce the amazing manouvers you see here, including the backflip, the
super cobra, and the flat spin. All under total control.
Also, during the final part of the display, we see the pilot stop playing
around and open the jet up and really let rip with a very high speed
rolling loop, for me possibly the highlight of the display.
This aircraft is still in this colour scheme, but sadly, like most Russian
fighters rarely ventures outside Russia, but it came over in 2006 to do
Farnborough and the Paris air show. Here is its' moment of magic . . .
Please note the new Airshowvision facebook page is now up and running at:
The Russian MiG-35D
Mikhail Belyaev on MiG´s newest jet with RD-33MK 'Sea Wasp' engines. This
is the most advanced light supermaneuverable multirole fighter in Russia
Music: De Wolfe EXCLUSIVE for Wings of Russia studio !!!
Dragster backhoe at Rocky Mountain Nationals 2007
See the new high definition version of this video here:
A dragster backhoe that does the quarter mile in just over 17 seconds and
hits 82 miles per hour Saturday July 7,2007 at the Rocky Mountain
Nationals, Edmonton Canada.