Mikoyan Gurevich Mig-29 Fulcrum


Mikoyan Gurevich Mig-29 Fulcrum

Mikoyan Gurevich Mig-29 Fulcrum (Warbird Tech 041)
By Yefim Gordon, Peter Davison

Publisher: Ian Allan 2005 107 Pages
ISBN: 158007085X
PDF 30 MB

By the end of the 1960s, most air forces had a well-developed air-craft industry using second-gen-eration jet fighters — the Mig-21 Fishbed, the F-4 Phantom II, the F-5 Freedom Fighter, and the Mirage III. These fighters were high performance (a top speed of Mach 2.0 or better and a 19,000- to 20,000 m/62,335 to 65,616 ft. service ceiling), carried guid-ed air-to-air missile (AAM) armament, and fire-control radar enabling day-and-night, all-weather operations. Simultaneously, third-generation fight-ers were emerging, such as the Mig-23 Flogger, the Mirage F.l, and the SAAB JA/AJ-37 Viggen in Sweden. No quan-tum leap in performance was needed at this stage. The main requirements were longer range, better maneuverability and versatility, with the ability to oper-ate from semi-prepared airstrips.




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