Two-seat conversion trainer, weapons trainer and light attack aircraft.
The MiG-29UB (NATO reporting name "Fulcrum-B") is the two-seat conversion trainer variant of the single-seat MiG-29A fighter. Most Soviet fighter designs include a two-seat equivalent for conversion training, often sacrificing combat capability for the extra seat. Such is the case with the MiG-29UB. The single-seat variant's NO-193 RADAR was removed and replaced with a more streamlined nose, sans RADAR. The IRST, laser rangefinder, canon, and under-wing hard-points were kept for limited combat capability.
Every operator of the Mig-29 has a number of two-seaters in the inventory. Upgrades to existing Mig-29UB's, to add more effective combat capability, have been marketed in the form of the Mig-29UBT with Yemen being the only operator thus far. India's Mig-29K naval variant of the Mig-29 is based solely on the Mig-29UB with fully combat-capable single and dual-seat versions. The Mig-35 development of the Mig-29 is also based on the Mig-29UB. Some examples have been imported to the United States for evaluation by the USAF/DoD and by a few wealthy collectors. Privately-owned Mig-29's in the U.S. are listed by the FAA as flyable. In 1996 a Cuban Mig-29UB shot down two Cessna 337's which had violated Cuban air space, spreading leaflets.
- Country of Origin: Soviet Union
- First Flight: 4/29/81
- Initial Service Date: 1982
- No. Built:
- No. In Service:
- No. of Hardpoints: 7
- Crew: 2
2 x Klimov RD-33 afterburning turbofans at 18,300 lbf
1x 30 mm GSh-30-1 cannon with 150 rounds.
4 x R-60 (AA-8) "Aphid" AAM's.
UV-32-57, UV-80 rocket pods.
|Length:||57 1.8 in.|
|Wing Span:||37 ft. 3 in.|
|Wing Area:||409 sq.ft|
|Height:||15 ft. 6 in.|
|Empty Weight:||24,250 lbs|
|Max. Weight:||46,300 lbs|
|Max. Ordnance Load:||7,720 lbs||
|Max. Speed:||1,490 mph|
|Service Ceiling:||59,100 ft.|
|Normal Range:||430 nm|
Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bulgaria, Cuba, Eritrea, Hungary, India (IAF/IN), Iran, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Myanmar, North Korea, Peru, Poland, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Sudan, Syria, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United States, Uzbekistan, Yemen.
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