Hobbymaster 1/72 scale HA6501: MiG-29 (9-13) Fulcrum-C White 51, Borisoglebsk Training Centre, Russian Air Force, Summer 2001. Only 1,500 produced.
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.
MiG-29 (9-13) White 51 is a 290 series production jet fighter manufactured in 1990. In 2000 White 51 along with two other MiG-29 (9-13)’s and one MiG-29UB were transferred to the Borisoglebsk Training Centre. In December 1922, the 2nd Military School Red Air Force Pilots was created in Borisoglebsk, an air base in Voronezh Oblast Russia 6 km from the city of the same name. The Centre later became the Borisoglebsk Higher Military Order of the Red Banner of Lenin School for Pilots, Chkalov (Soviet Test Pilot and Hero).