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MiG-29 isdelije 9.14 Sturmovik Fulcrum

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MiG-29 isdelije 9.14 Sturmovik Fulcrum


MiG-29 isdelije 9.14 Sturmovik Fulcrum

 

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HISTORY of MiG-29 isdelije 9.14 development

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The MiG-29 is well known as an very spectacular fighter plane. From its first appearance on an airshow in the late 80th till today the MiG-29 is the star of each airshow.

 

Much less well known is the genisis story of this bird. It begann in 1972 when the Soviet Airforce demanded two new fighter designs. One long range escort plane and a frontline fighter. The MiG OKB decided to take on the competition and begann with the development of the project Isdelije 9.

3 variants of this plane were projected. Isdelije 9.10 as long range escort, is. 9.11 as frontlinefighter with MiG-23 avionics and armament for export and faster introduction into the soviet forces and finally the is. 9.12 as full scale frontline fighter.

In 1973 is. 9.10 was canceled because the Air Force choose the Sukhoi T-10 as long range escort fighter. In 1977 9.11 was canceled when it became obviesly that the Saphir-23 Radar does not fit into the MiG-29 fuselage. So is. 9.12 became the only MiG-29.

In 1982 the first MiG-29 (9.12) came to the units and already while the troop tests the pilots had 3 big demands. 1. more fuel for longer range. 2. an internal jammer. 3. a better air to ground capability.

To fullfill this requirements OKB MiG started the projects is. 9.13 (more fuel and jammer) and 9.14 (jammer and better air to ground capability)

9.13 development started in 1983. The fuselagetank No.1 was increased and the Berjoza jammer was installed.To have space for it in the fuselage the MiG-29 got a bigger back. From 1986 this plane was seen in the soviet fighter units. The NATO gave them the name Fulcrum-C, for the soviets it was still a MiG-29A (is. 9.13)

The development of the 9.14 was more difficult. The MiG-29 was from beginning a frontline fighter. What means, that it was intended to fight for the air superiority over the frontline, but also to support the fighting forces on the ground. In the air to ground role the MiG-29 (9.12) was twice as effective as the MiG-21 or 23, but only 15% as effective as a F-16A. To overcome this weakpoint it was decided to implement guided missiles of the Afghanistan war proven Cha-25 (Kh-25) family. It was planed to use the Cha-25ML laser guided missile, the Cha-25MP anti radar missile and the Cha-25MT TV guided missile. The guidance device was taken from the MiG-27M.

In the literature you can find two statements about the 9.14. The first said, the the laser/TV guidance device was built into a pod, which was carried under the central station, the other said, that the divice was built into the fuselage. (For my MiG-29 is. 9.14 i choose the later option, maybe, that it is wrong, maybe that it is correct. I dont know.)

In 1986 the 9.14 was ready for entering the production line, but the project came to a sudden stop. The reason was, that the air to ground capability of the MiG-29 is. 9.14 was dramatically increased, but it was still weaker than the F-16A (approx 66%). With first flight of the MiG-29M (is. 9.15) a much better Fulcrum was short for introducing. Its air to ground capability was better than the F-16A, it had a same efficency as the F-16C. It was decided to wait till the MiG-29M was available.

To stop the 9.14 introduction in the Soviet Air Force was a big mistake, because the breakdown of the Soviet Union stopped the MiG-29M development by nearly 15 years. So the MiG-29 had for a long period no real satisfying air to ground capability.

 

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MiG-29 is. 9.14 for WOE, WOV, SFP1 credits

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While making the 9.14 i used a lot of files made by other modders.

 

The plane itself:

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Model by Wpnssgt

Flight Model by Column5

 

 

The Cockpit is taken from MarcFighters Su-27

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Cockpit by MarcFighter, Kesselbrut, BPAo (special thanks to Boopidoo, Mago and Badger for textures)

 

 

The Weapons

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I took the missiles from Weaponpack. The credit for the weapon models belongs to the guys who made it.

 

And finally my little share

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I modified the HUD, added an Air to Ground mode. I edited the Data file to implement the guided missiles, reduced the fuel consumption and increased the engine thrust a little bit. And i moddified the original Skin by Wpnssgt to the green gray soviet style MiG-29 camo.

 

 

 

 

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INSTALLATION

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1. unzip into your aircraft folder

subfolders will be automatically created

 

Thats it! Enjoy flying.

 

2. If you dont use the Weaponpack and want to wish to use the Cha-25 guided missiles, open folder MiG-29is914\Weapons and follow the instructions of the readme file there.

 

 

 

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For remarks, comments, bugs, etc please use CombatAce forum or send me a PM.

 

Hope you enjoy it.

 

 

Michael (Gepard)


 

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It's nice but the early Fulcrums had little or no AG capabilities. The thing they can carry is Rocket Pods or Bombs.

But later production models ( MiG-29A) can carry AG Missiles ( only the Soviet Union's aircraft). Then Russia made

a upgrade for better AG capabilities and AA radar's. It's was called MiG-29S but it was still limited for AG. Then the made

the MiG-29SM which now has AG missile capability. Any way nice mod!!!! I love the skin!

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Gerald,.The 9.14 was the forrunner of the MiG-29SM. The SM came in mid 90th, also around 10 years later. But i doubt, that it entered production line. The successor MiG-29M is now operational in Russian Air Force as MiG-29M1 (single seater) and MiG-29M2 (double seater).

The MiG-29S was a simple MiG-29 isdelije 9.12 or 9.13 with a additional device in the radar for R-77 guidance.

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Gerald,.The 9.14 was the forrunner of the MiG-29SM. The SM came in mid 90th, also around 10 years later. But i doubt, that it entered production line. The successor MiG-29M is now operational in Russian Air Force as MiG-29M1 (single seater) and MiG-29M2 (double seater).

The MiG-29S was a simple MiG-29 isdelije 9.12 or 9.13 with a additional device in the radar for R-77 guidance.

 

Sorry, I didn't see the model production number there! Any I should start getting some glasses or some thing. Anyway it's a nice mod.

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