The first MiG-29M2 for Syria


The web-site appeared at the airport made FSUE SSC RF "Gromov Flight Research Institute named" in Zhukovsky December 27, 2011 Photo of the recently completed construction and flight testing passing two-seater fighter MiG-29M2. The plane is unpainted and tail number "747". Presumably, this aircraft, completed construction on Lukhovitsky aircraft production and test facility of JSC "RAC" MiG "is the first vehicle MiG-29M2, destined for Syria.

As you know, Syria has signed a contract in 2007 with the "Rosoboronexport" for the purchase of 24 MiG-29M2 new construction, becoming the launch customer for the cars of this modification. Performance of the contract considerably delayed — apparently for political reasons. According to available information, the current technical configuration of the MiG-29M2 for Syria close look of the supplied India decked MiG-29K/KUB (9-41/9-47).
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MiG-29M2 — is a modification of the land-ship version of the MiG-29K is designed for the Indian Navy. In turn, the MiG-29K fighters for the Indian Navy was created based on the MiG-29M.
In 2006, the MiG-29M2 was komercheskoe obohznachenii Mig-35.
Compared with the base version of the MiG-29, MiG-29M2 in the changed airframe, riveted attachment replaced by welded, hydro-mechanical control system is replaced by by-wire 3 channel with a 4-fold redundancy control system. This has reduced the weight of the empty aircraft and rasmestit additional fuel tanks. In past it on the MiG-29M2 installed the updated RD-33 third series with smoke afterburner (hrakterny Chlef of the RD-33 aircraft issued in the melee). POLENOV replaced avionics. The aircraft is equipped with AESA Zhuk-ME. The cockpit is equipped with a color display of the liquid crystal.
More about the MiG-29M2 is available here

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