Mikoyan MiG-29AS Fulcrum-C – 1st Letka, Slovak Tiger, Slovak Air Force, Sliac AB, Slovakia, 2002
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Hobby Master 1/72 scale HA6513: Mikoyan MiG-29AS Fulcrum-C #6829 of 1st Letka, Slovak Tiger, Slovak Air Force, Sliac AB, Slovakia, 2002. Production run of 700 models.
Length 9.5 inches Wingspan 6.25 inches
Slovak Air Force (Air Force of the Armed Forces of the Slovak Republic since 2002) MiG-29A Fulcrum was manufactured in late 1994 c/n 296053606 and delivered to the air force 1st Squadron at Sliac in January 1995 as 6829. MiG-29A 6829 was painted in a special tiger scheme to be the 2002 air show demonstrator. On June 8th and 9th 2002 the aircraft performed at the Slovak 5th International Air Display. On November 6, 2002 6829 was involved in a mid-air collision with MiG-29 6930 destroying both aircraft and killing one pilot.
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.