Photos of SyAAF MiG-29s - UPDATED II

Stunning photos I liked to share here for the SyAAF agile MiG-29 which most of Syrian sources prefers to name it the MiG-29S or SM, as the fleet has received partial SMT package modernization in 'The Factory' overhaul facility located at Neyrab airbase (Aleppo IAP).
The photo above is extracted from a Syrian media published on the anniversary of Syrian Air Force recently in October 2014. It represent a footage of pair of MiG-29S preparing to take off on the Seen AFB runway (from east to west).
The one on left is serialed 3421, while the right one carries the serial 3425. The latter is very interesting with its R-27 air-to-air missile launch rail fitted on the pylon inboard.

The 3421 MiG-29S inside a HAS the moment it runs engines.

We can see here the same Fulcrum with its air intakes been closed preparing to taxi out.

This 3421 MiG-29S which started taxiing out looks in its newly applied camo.

Rolling out...

Close shot for the SyAAF MiG-29S serialed 3425.

This MiG-29S which serial is sadly hidden by photographer represent what looks to be the original camo with more contrasted Dark/Light Bluish Gray as can be clearly observed by comparing this shot with the one above.
Another difference is the absence of the third Black tinted cover under the fixed frontal cockpit shield.

What we are eager for...is a single shot at the cockpit of this MiG-29S glorious fighter!


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  2. The one in the top photo on the right does not have the APU-470 rail for R-27, it has the rail for KH-29L/T ASM. The one on the right has the rail for R-77 AAM

  3. Sorry, I meant the one on the left has the R-77 rails

  4. The Kh-29 rail is called AKU-58 catapult-rail

  5. I love your blog and think you do incredible work. I am not sure if you have seen this, but I thought I would let you know about it. This is a video released on December 3, 2014 from ISIS, showing a recent operation to retake the Shaer gas field. Toward the end of the video, there is footage of an ISIS anti-aircraft gun shooting at an SAAF aircraft. I defer to your expertise, but it appears to me to be an Su-22M Fitter. There is no footage of the plane going down or crashing; the video cuts to footage of the wreckage. I would love to hear your thoughts on this, specifically whether you agree that the aircraft was an Su-22 and whether you credit this as a verified kill by ISIS.

    Thank you and keep up the great work!

    Full ISIS video (aircraft shootdown begins at 5:03):

    Excerpt of ISIS video showing only aircraft shootdown:

    1. I'm sorry for my late reply, that's for sure a confirmed kill against a SyAAF Su-22M-4 by ISIS, I did my searches but failed to get the pilot name.

  6. How many of each type of aircraft remain? Do you know?

  7. Now here's something nice :)



  8. Mig-29


    1. Thanks, the first map is for Al-Blai AFB, it used to house MiG-23 in the western HASs, but not anymore since 2006 or 2007.
      The second map is for Al-Seen AFB.