Hobbymaster 1/72nd scale HA6518 Mikoyan MiG-29MU1 Fulcrum-C Ukranian Air Force, Yellow 57, Ukraine, 2014. 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.
The MiG-29MU1 is a Ukrainian modernization version of the MiG-29. Range of detection of air targets increased up to 29% (up to 100 km (62 mi) in the forward hemisphere and up to 45 km (28 mi) at the rear). The aircraft is equipped with advanced missiles R-27ER1 and R-27ET1, produced by the Ukrainian State Company “Artem” and have a launch range of up to 95 km.