Mikoyan MiG-29 Fulcrum-A – Red 77, 1st Fighter Aviation Rgt, Polish Air Force, Minsk-Mazowiecki AB, Poland, 1996
2 in stock
2 in stock
Hobby Master 1/72 scale HA6512: Mikoyan MiG-29 Fulcrum-A Red 77 of the 1st Fighter Aviation Rgt, Polish Air Force, Minsk-Mazowiecki AB, Poland, 1996. Production run of only 500 models.
Length 9.5 inches Wingspan 6.25 inches
After the dissolution of the Soviet Union, Poland wanted to join NATO and obtain American aircraft but it wasn’t economically feasible to rid themselves of their MiG-29s. On December 20, 1995 Poland signed a contract with the Czech Republic for 9 MiG-29As and 1 MiG-29UB they had phased out. On December 22, 1995 Czech MiG-29A 29605377 Black 7702, arrived wearing Czech markings. It was renumbered 77 along with new Polish markings but the Czech camo scheme remained. It was assigned to 1. elt (tactical aviation sq.) “Warszawa” / 23. blot (AFB) Minsk-Mazowiecki.
Designed to help the Soviet Union attain air superiority, the MiG-29 fighter was first flown on October 6th, 1977. The MiG-29, known as the “Fulcrum,” has a high-mounted bubble canopy and twin jet engines with diagonal-shaped air intakes and large exhausts. Its tapered, swept-back wings and boom-mounted tail fins give it its classic look. Armed with medium and short-range missiles and unguided weapons for ground and sea-surface targets, the MiG-29’s sight is a helmet-mounted system-the pilot chooses his targets by looking at them. Even today the Fulcrum remains a potent adversary and will remain in service for at least another decade.