posted on Nov, 29 2002 @ 05:03 PM
Title: MiG-29? No, MiG-33!
Authors: Anatoly Belosvet, Mikoyan design bureau, deputy
Yuri Polushkin, Mikoyan design bureau, branch manager
Demonstrated for the first time at Farnborough-94, the MiG-33,
a new Russian fighter, is a deep modernisation of the MiG-29.
The main goals of the modernisation were:
- multifunctionality with further growth of air-to-air and air-to-
ground capability widely using high-precision weapons;
- considerable growth of combat range owing to an increase
in the internal fuel capacity;
- better pilot-to-aircraft interface in the cockpit;
- introduction of new-generation equipment.
The Mig-33 is named the Fulcrum Plus or flashback and is essentially a spruced-up version of the Mig-29. A proposed MiG-35 (the Super Fulcrum, how
original) is also in development. I think they've just run out of names beginning with 'F' to be honest.
[Edited on 29-11-2002 by ultra_phoenix]
[Edited on 9-1-2003 by ultra_phoenix]