580557 Herpa Luftwaffe Mikoyan MiG-29A Fulcrum 29+10 – Jagdgeschwader 73 “Fulcrum Farewell Tour 2003”

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580557
Herpa 1/72nd scale
Luftwaffe
Mikoyan MiG-29A Fulcrum – 29+10 - Jagdgeschwader 73
"Fulcrum Farewell Tour 2003"

RRP  £98.00

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Herpa 1/72nd scale 580557 Luftwaffe Mikoyan MiG-29A Fulcrum – 29+10 – Jagdgeschwader 73 “Fulcrum Farewell Tour 2003”. Available to pre-order at Flying Tigers.

 

The Mikoyan MiG-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 U.S. 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 Forces 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.

Following the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the militaries of a number of former Soviet republics have continued to operate the MiG-29, the largest of which is the Russian Air Force. The Russian Air Force wanted to upgrade its existing fleet to the modernised MiG-29SMT configuration, but financial difficulties have limited deliveries. The MiG-29 has also been a popular export aircraft; more than 30 nations either operate or have operated the aircraft to date, India being one of the largest export operators of the type. In 2013 the MiG-29 was still in production by Mikoyan, a subsidiary of United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) since 2006.

RRP  £98.00

Weight 750 g
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Model Code: 580557

Model categories:
1/72nd scale Military Jet Aircraft, Future Military Model Releases, Herpa Wings Military, Herpa Wings Military 1/72nd scale, MiG-29 Fulcrum, Military Aviation