Russian Swifts aerobatic team to transition to MiG-35

Russian Swifts aerobatic team to transition to MiG-35

By Dario Leone
May 17 2018
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The transition will only occur after testing on the MiG-35 has been completed

Russian aerobatic team Swifts will trade-in their MiG-29s for the MiG-35, Lt. Gen. Andrey Yudin of the Russian Air and Space Force (RuASF) said.

According RT, the transition will only occur after testing on the MiG-35 has been completed.

As we have already explained, the Mikoyan MiG-35 (NATO reporting name Fulcrum-Foxtrot) is a revision of the basic MiG-29. The aircraft in fact features a more robust multi-role capability with enhanced use of air-to-air and air-to-ground high-precision weapons. Furthermore it has considerably increased combat range owing to an increase in its internal fuel capacity.

The MiG-35 is a 4+++ generation multi-role fighter aircraft that is a further development of the MiG-29M/M2 and MiG-29K/KUB fighters. In fact the Fulcrum-Foxtrot is able to undertake air defense as well as ground attack missions. The aircraft has six hard-points under its wings which can carry six air-to-air missiles or smart bombs. The fighter, which features a 30 mm automatic cannon too, has a top speed of 2445 km/h.

Photo credit: Leonid Faerberg – Russian AviaPhoto Team via Wikipedia


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Dario Leone

Dario Leone

Dario Leone is an aviation, defense and military writer. He is the Founder and Editor of “The Aviation Geek Club” one of the world’s most read military aviation blogs. His writing has appeared in The National Interest and other news media. He has reported from Europe and flown Super Puma and Cougar helicopters with the Swiss Air Force.

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