MiG-29 Fulcrum - WBT Vol. 41
by Yefim Gordon & Peter Davison
In the late 1960s the Soviet Union was working on a fourth-
generation jet fighter concept. These aircraft would form the
backbone of Warsaw Pact air forces in the next decade. The Soviet
aerospace industry began considering enhancing combat capabilities
with new air-to-air missiles and a sophisticated weapons control
system. Thus the MiG-29 was born.
High maneuverability, a high thrust-to-weight ratio, a wide speed
range, and special short-range missiles are just a few of the MiG-29ís
This book extensively covers the concept, variants, upgrades, carrier
trials, service, sales, and what the future holds for the MiG-29. Find
out how the MiG-29 paved the way for aerodynamic refinements,
improved handling, stability, and technological changes that
simplified the building process. Learn details on the MiG-29ís engine
and controls. Powered by two Klimov NPP (Izotov) RD-33 afterburning
turbofans rated at 5,040 kgp (11,111 lb st) at full military power, and
armed with an internal gun, short- and medium-range air-to-air
missiles, unguided rockets, and free-fall bombs, the MiG-29 is truly a
marvel in military aircraft.
Authors Yefim Gordon and Peter Davison use over 300 photos to
illustrate the story of the MiG-29. Topics covered include design,
development, structural detail, international production, trials,
comparisons, overseas sales, and much more.
8-1/2 x 11"
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