Hobbymaster 1/72nd scale HA6503B MiG-29A Fulcrum 29+03, German Air Force, 2000s (preserved Luftwaffenmuseum Berlin-Gatow). Buy now online at Flying Tigers.
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 Fulcrum C.
With the imminent arrival of the Eurofighter the German Air Force sold 22 of their 23 MiG-29s to Poland for a symbolic price of €1 per item. The 23rd MiG-29 29+03 (cn 2960525110/3414) that was originally delivered to the East German Air Force JG 3 as # 615 located at Preschen on February 29, 1988 was withdrawn from service in July 2002 and sent to the Luftwaffenmuseum located at the Berlin-Gatow Airfield. The aircraft wears the paint scheme from 2002 and has the JG 73 emblem on the tail.