SyAAF Mig-29M/M2 ?!?

A photo has been recently revealed for a Mig-29M/M2 thought to be one of 24 units ordered by SyAAF.

According to "Take Off" magazine (issue June 2011), the contract was signed in 2007.

Mig-29M/M2 that are close enough to the MiG-29SMT in terms of avionics, weapons and combat capabilities, but are, actually, newly-built aircraft, with the airframe, powerplant and avionics fit being the same as those of the Generation 4++ MiG-35.

(diagram extracted from Take Off magazine)

(diagram extracted from Take Off magazine)

Some sources reported that the single-seaters of (MiG-29K/KUB, MiG-29M/M2, MiG-35) were manufactured by the MiG Corp.’s production facility in Moscow and the twinseaters by the Sokol plant in Nizhny Novgorod.

1 comment:

  1. A fine picture of a completely new version of the Mig-29 which appears to only share the general outline appearance of its much older sibbling, but has a latest generation capability, particualrly in the ground attack role. Syria appears to be due to take delivery of a squadron of these new aircraft next year, so the picture evidently depicts an aircraft ready for air trials and quite likely destined for Syria. Pity it does not have any national insignia yet. No doubt any pictures of such aircraft will appear on this site first!
    Thank you for posting.