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Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-29UB (9.51)

Photo ID 200198 by Lieuwe Hofstra. Poland Air Force Mikoyan Gurevich MiG 29UB 9 51, 15
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

Power:

2 x Klimov RD-33 afterburning turbofans at 18,300 lbf

Weapons:

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.

Dimensions:

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

Performance:

Max. Speed:1,490 mph
Service Ceiling:59,100 ft.
Normal Range:430 nm

Operators:

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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