Mikoyan MiG-29 Fulcrum:- Air Superiority Fighter
|PUBLISHED (THIS EDITION):||November 1999|
|INSIDE:||125 b/w photographs, 48 pages colour photographs, 81 line drawings|
The MiG-29 was developed to meet a requirement for a fighter that could destroy any enemy in air combat and also have a ground-attack capability.
The first prototype flew in 1977 and the aircraft entered operational service in 1983. It has been a great success and over 500 are believed to be in service with the Russian Air Force, whilst others have been exported to Bulgaria, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, India, Iran, Iraq, Poland and Malaysia.
The book is based on documents supplied by Mikoyan, interviews with design and engineering employees of the company and all available information that has been published on the aircraft. It contains development history, operational service, technical details and explanations of each model in the range. Technical drawings abound and there are many colour and monotone photographs throughout the book. This is the ultimate reference to this successful fighter.
Critics praise for Yefim Gordon's two books, Mikoyan MiG-29 Fulcrum and Sukhoi Su-27 Flanker:Yefim Gordon has emerged to become an acknowledged expert on Soviet military aviation, and his knowledge of these two Russian fighters, both conceived to meet complementary roles, is astonishing. The development history of each type is trace minutely, and one is tempted to say that this degree of detail would be unavailable for a book on any contemporary Western fighter aircraft. Excellent reading and highly recommended. - AIR-BRITAIN DIGEST . . . the most comprehensive account in English of what are, arguably, Russia's most significant warplanes of all time. Highly recommended. - AIRFORCES MONTHLY . . . Gordon really knows his subject and his text is helped by superb translations that make the books a really good read. . . both volumes are astonishingly good and will undoubtedly be the main reference for these fantastic fighters for a long time. Highly recommended. - AEROSPACE