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Offline Merv_P

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Evolution of the Mikoyan MiG-29
« on: January 25, 2007, 11:28:43 am »
It's been great to browse Paralay's new site and be able to pick up things so quickly and easily. This caught my eye; it's half of an image showing preliminary designs for the MiG-29 from 1971 and 1972.

Are there any any other sources for these? The clear progression from a -25 to a -29-style configuration is interesting.

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Re: Evolution of the Mikoyan MiG-29
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2007, 11:36:33 am »
The top one looks like a straight cross between the MiG-25 and Mig-23.

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Re: Evolution of the Mikoyan MiG-29
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2009, 12:29:53 am »
Photos from the MiG museum from http://pilot.strizhi.info/photos/v/museum+MiG/?g2_page=1

Early MiG-29 heavy fighter design.
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Re: Evolution of the Mikoyan MiG-29
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2009, 01:56:26 pm »
What's the deal with the red Sparrows?  Placeholders?

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Re: Evolution of the Mikoyan MiG-29
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2009, 02:25:37 pm »
During the early development years of the Flanker/Fulcrum generation of Soviet fighters, a Sparrow copy was seriously considered as their SARH BVR missile. Eventually though, the missile design we've come to know as R-27 prevailed.

EDIT: http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,2750.0/
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Re: Evolution of the Mikoyan MiG-29
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2009, 03:26:49 pm »
Old as hell. My beginnings...

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Re: Evolution of the Mikoyan MiG-29
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2009, 06:49:54 pm »
Sure, but some great detail and underside shots which were new.
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Re: Evolution of the Mikoyan MiG-29
« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2009, 07:36:52 pm »
Matej mean that his beginnings old as hell, I'm sure ;)
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Re: Evolution of the Mikoyan MiG-29
« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2009, 02:03:03 am »
Exactly, I commented my drawing  :)  Photos are great.

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Re: Evolution of the Mikoyan MiG-29
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Re: Evolution of the Mikoyan MiG-29
« Reply #11 on: August 28, 2010, 12:01:44 am »
Model photos are definitely from some book. But what is the original source? I saw many of them in more than two books...  Polygon MiG-29, Yefim Gordon MiG-29 (Famous Russian Aircrafts series) to name a few.

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Re: Evolution of the Mikoyan MiG-29
« Reply #12 on: August 28, 2010, 03:07:35 am »
These are taken from Andrey Fomin's Polygon book
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Re: Evolution of the Mikoyan MiG-29
« Reply #13 on: January 25, 2013, 05:19:23 pm »
It seems we don't have a topic for this. Merging some posts.
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Re: Evolution of the Mikoyan MiG-29
« Reply #14 on: January 25, 2013, 09:39:09 pm »
Models of Mikoyan MiG-29.

Source:
http://www.zonamilitar.com.ar/foros/publicaciones-zona-militar/18057-el-mig-29-desarrollo-y-prototipos.html


Very interesting, I like the one with the unusual Lerx's with the f-105/draaken reminiscent intake. One model looks very f-15-ish and another looks very f-18-ish.


Any reason behind why the soviets chose such tiny cockpits with poor visibility? when did this philosophy change and why are bubble canopies not on some of these models, esp. the "heavy" design? I thought by the time the lightweight fighter program got underway that led to the Mig -29 the soviets learned their lesson re visibility for their air superiority designs.